We Come this Far By Faith

1:18:00 PM

“We’ve come this far by faith, leaning on the lord. Trusting in his holy word;
he has never failed me yet.  Oh Oh OH I can’t turn around we’ve come this
far by faith.”


While praying and worrying about my upcoming Book Release for Unlikely Love, (shameless plug: www.jaylharris.com) this song dropped in my spirit. I realize I had come this far by faith and God had not failed me yet. God had been keeping me, providing for me, and opening doors for me.  I had to keep leaning on him. I had to give myself the pep talk, “I will trust him.” See I realized I could always go back to not believing and not dreaming.  I could go back to living a mediocre life of complaining “I am meant for something greater than this.” But at that very moment, I had to run on to see what the end was going to be. I believed God was going to do fulfill my dreams. I had asked him to blow mind. I had to learn to sit back relax and trust God. He was going to do something beyond my wildest imagination. As my faith began to increase and the spirit of peace washed over me, I began to cry out, “Lord, teach me to follow and listen to your voice and sound wisdom.  Show me how to push forward and not give up.  Lord, reveal the things I need to see. Show me you glory.” To my amazement scriptures popped into my mind. Things I had read many times before. God was bringing them to my remembrance.  He led me to Psalms 127: 1-2. It says:
If God doesn't build the house, the builders only build shacks.
   If God doesn't guard the city,
      the night watchman might as well nap.
   It's useless to rise early and go to bed late,
      and work your worried fingers to the bone.
   Don't you know he enjoys
      giving rest to those he loves?(MSG)

God had given me a task to do. He told me to write the book. I had finished the book, had it published and getting ready to launch.  I had did all that he had asked me to do concerning the book.  It was my time to sit back and rest.  I needed to learn how to rest in him, to come to the conclusion my Father in Heaven was delighted in me. He was giving me rest.  God was telling me to chill.  He was like the lyrics from a song by an new old school group “Guy”Let’s chill/ Let’s settle down/that’s what I want to do/just me and you” God truly wanted me to enjoy my process and have faith concerning my book.
After reading and mediating on Ps 127, the Holy Spirit led me to Psalms 131: 2.
“Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself,
Like a weaned child who no longer cries
For its mother’s milk.” (NLT)

God was telling me to SHUT UP & GROW UP!  I was no longer a baby in Jesus Christ but he had graduated me. (I say to toddler phase lol J) I had to tell myself “I will quiet my soul and be content with Jesus. I know God loves me and take care of me.  I have been fought against every step of the way but God will prevail.”   How I thought, I would never finish Unlikely Love (another shameless plug), to see it in print and being sold on the internet.  When I thought people wouldn’t like the book, to hear them say they love the book.  When I was worried about the language, the content and the grammar of the book, people have seen beyond my worries about Unlikely Love and received the message God had given me to write.  I had to realize that it was by faith God even allowed me to write the Unlikely Love and the love of Jesus had never failed me yet. 
Sometimes as believers, we have to be reminded that if God has brought me this far, he will bring me the rest of the way. We have to wake up and smell the coffee.  GOD IS A SURE THING!
Read the lyrics of the song again.
“We’ve come this far by faith, leaning on the lord. Trusting in his holy word;
he has never failed me yet.  Oh Oh OH we can’t turn around we’ve come this
far by faith.”
                       
Meditate on them and think about what God has done in your life. I guarantee you will began to praise God build your confidence in him and know you have come this far by faith

Prayer:
Lord, please forgive me for my lack of Faith. I don’t always believe that you are able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all I can ask and imagined. Holy Spirit, constantly remind me that God has never failed me yet.





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