Saturday, September 5, 2009

Saturday Steps of Faith #24

Steps of Faith

What are you believing God for?

Do you trust God enough to take Him at His word?

Not only for your neighbor or friend..., but for you?

Saturday Steps of Faith is our opportunity to publicly claim His promises for our lives. It is the place where we believe God for things great and small.

Since last Saturday's Beth Moore Simulcast I have been just pleasantly stuck on Psalm 37. I guess maybe for the first time I realized that God truly does delight in me. Doesn't that sound crazy for someone who has been a believer for 36 years?

4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
23 If the LORD delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm;
24 though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
This week there has been such joy in my heart as I truly took delight in my God. And at the same time I realized that while I was taking delight in God, He was taking delight in me. Before long my heart would find itself having a delight-fest going on. That reciprocal delight made my heart feel like it was overflowing. I can't hardly put it into words.

This week I am believing God for the desires of my heart. Those things in the past that I was too afraid to believe could actually be. I am no longer willing to hold back. I Believe God! I believe His Words are true.

Beth said, "If joy was a smile, delight would be a laugh!" Until my faith becomes sight, I choose to delight in my God - with a smile and a laugh that will make people wonder what I'm up to. It will give me a chance to tell them about my Lord.

How about you? Will you please join me?

•Leave a comment or write a post.
•Copy the button located on the left sidebar and paste it into your post.
•Next write down the promise from the Word of God you are taking a step of faith and believing.
•Last, come back here and link up with MckLinky. It's that easy.

What are you believing God for?


Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Lisa - I ,too enjoyed that message on Delight and love how it has filled your heart with His desires!

Thanks for doing this weekly, Lisa.

Love - Beth

Yolanda said...

Can I just tell ya, that I'm so delighted in God that I have a huge smile on my face. HE SPEAKS and I'm listening. Oh praise Him!

Fresh word at H.G.


Nana Jul said...

Thank you Lisa for encouraging us to step into God's word and Believe! His word is delightful!! and so is your faithfulness!
You spread the Aroma of Christ everywhere!
Love ya,

sarah said...

I am believing for courage to tell what I couldn't for so many years. I am believing to publish my story and not be afraid for people to know. I am believing to make a difference in the lives of others and give hope to those who feel hopeless and defeated. Sarah

Mariel said...

I am looking forward to hearing that message when it comes out on DVD...but I LOVE that psalm...especially v.7!! I need to be still, rest in Him and delight in His presence! He is the joy of my life and the desire of my heart! I am currently trusting HIm to show up in big ways as I begin teaching a bible study I wrote to a group of dear sisters in Christ.

Brook said...

"The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great DELIGHT in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."
Zephaniah 3:17

Seeking Him,

LisaShaw said...

Lisa, you are such a strong encourager in the WORD of GOD! I'm so grateful to know you online.

GOD is my delight and all that He brings to my life is delightful. I'm grateful to HIM.

Love and hugs dear sister.

Truth4thejourney said...

I love the part where when you stumble you won't fall. He is so careful to take into account our shortcomings and still love us unconditionally!

God Bless,
Sonya Lee