Walking by Faith

snowy morning 003“Though I cannot see You God, I seek to surrender
all my conduct and progress
all my conviction and persuasion
all my confidence and prerogative.
Help me to follow You securely into
every opportunity
and through every open door
You put before me.”
winter, february 7th, 2013 031“We walk by faith, not by sight.”
2 Corinthians 5:7 KJV

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  1. The six nouns you chose in lines 2-4 invite deep introspection. For example, have I surrendered my progress to God, allowing him to grow me as he sees fit? I would prefer speedy sanctification! He seems to prefer slow and steady. Why is that?

    Thank you, Heidi, for such rich food-for-thought, beautifully written, and the stunning photography.

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    • How about some microwaveable sanctification, or a drive-through surrender, hmmmm… I think that’s why God said “WALK by faith” vs. running by faith. Thank you for your comment. Your input means a lot to me, Nancy! I love your deep insights devoted heart for God πŸ™‚

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  2. Yes, yes, yes! Amen and amen, my beautiful beloved sister! Your poignant, heartfelt poem/prayer is also mine as well, and it should be the cry of every believer…

    β€œThough I cannot see You God, I seek to surrender
    all my conduct and progress
    all my conviction and persuasion
    all my confidence and prerogative.
    Help me to follow You securely into
    every opportunity
    and through every open door
    You put before me.”

    Father, help us (me) to trust in YOU with ALL my heart and to lean not on my own understanding. Then, in all my ways, I will acknowledge YOU, while YOU direct my path in Jesus’ name!

    Heidi, thanks so much for sharing your heart in this poem.

    Love always,
    Your sister Cheryl

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      • Yes, “where He has placed us” … I must remember that He is in control of all areas of our lives … I live in the tropics; but deep down my heart longs for my birthplace. Completely opposite. As I ponder upon this I realize that I am a new creation in Christ Jesus and my new birthplace doesn’t have boundaries, doesn’t have memories that evoke tears or lost dreams. Yes, I will always miss England; but like a piece on a chessboard I have been moved and I praise God that He has His hand upon my life and knows the best move for me …

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      • You’re welcome. I love your poetry and stories. Very encouraging to me also.

        I’m very grateful about the beautiful landscape too. I’m pretty much getting the same kind of scenery on this side of the state, very beautiful and not so good to drive in right now! But my fireplace is very nice and it’s great to look at from inside when the weather’s bad. Actually, I love snow days when you can do nothing but enjoy the winter wonderland. πŸ™‚ In February I hope to take some pics of the bald eagles on the Mississippi River during their mating time. There will be 15-20 of them in one tree, swooping down to the water, fighting over potential mates! And this is right in our town park on the river. Just awesome with the wintery backdrop. Who needs the Discovery Channel! πŸ™‚ Blessings. Stay safe and warm.

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