Faith That Walks

faith that walks

When our Lydia was very little, her daily bedtime routine included:

-Reading with the big kids and dad.
-Two songs and a prayer with mom.
-And then our bedtime chant of

Sleep tight.
Wake up bright, in the morning light,
To do what’s right,with all your might!”

Then one night, she added her own theologically-sound-volume-enhanced-concluding-plea:

“Oh God, will ya’ please help us?”

Isn’t that the way it truly is?

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” ~John 14:15
“…for apart from Me you can do nothing.” ~John 15:5

This morning I am preach-praying to myself. Asking God for–

 Faith that Walks…

Was it their faith–or the marching
That crumbled those walls of Jericho?
Walking faith that moves.
Shout, for the Lord has given you the city.

Was it his faith–or the altar building
That brought Abraham’s thicket ram?
Painful faith that trusts.
On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.

Was it their faith–or the hidden baby
That saved Moses to lead God’s people?
Brimming reed-basket of faith.
I have come down to deliver them.

Was it their faith–or the Red Sea steps
That drove back those walls of water?
Believing footprints of faith.
For the Lord fights for them.

Was it her faith–or the red rope dangling
That spared Rahab and her family?
Scarlet streaming faith.
And she has lived in Israel to this day.

Faith without works–
Is dead.
A diseased fruitless tree.
And the fig tree withered at once.

Not deeds–that justify.
For only Grace redeems.

But in all this…
A faith that does.
A faith that acts.
A faith that abides.
A faith that cries out:
I believe; help my unbelief.

And so–
I will reach for the fringe of His garment.
With grasping faith.
Trusting in The giver of Faith.

Help me to walk–
My faith.
Clinging to–
The One Who is faithful.

Thank you for joining me here…
Love, Kara

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  1. says

    Oh, Kara this was a lovely post. I loved all your thoughts on faith. Yes, to me faith without works is dead. Your thoughts were just so inspirational. Thanks for this today; I needed to read it.
    Blessings for you dear girl!

  2. Julie Holt says

    Lydia’s plea has been the cry of my heart recently. “Oh God,.please help!” Feeling trapped, hopeless, incompetent,and overwhelmed, yet we have FAITH that God will guide us in His perfect will in His perfect time. Thanks for this encouragement, Kara!

  3. Kara says

    Oh Julie.
    I’m so sorry…you are doing the hard thing. Clinging to the fringe of his garment. One day at a time.

    And I pray this morning– please God fill Julie with extra strength today to meet all of the needs and demands that must feel overwhelming. Surround her with your love. Let her sense you close, holding her up, lifting her head when she is just exhausted. Give her glimpses of hope today…please Father.

  4. Kara says

    Thank you so much LeAnn…
    I am thankful for you.
    It’s been YEARS now that I’ve been encouraged by your words. thank you. Love, K

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