SCRIPTURE: NEHEMIAH 2:20
“Then I replied to them, ‘The God of Heaven will make us prosper, and we his servants will arise and build, but you have no portion or right or claim in Jerusalem.'”
Today as we look back on the last ten days of growing our faith, let us remember a few things. Faith is a journey that God wants to grow you in. Your faith will be tested along the journey. Remember this: “A faith that has not been tested cannot be trusted”. There will be moments that your faith will waver. Put into practice the things you have learned. Remember to stir up your desire for the vision. Make up your mind, and ask bold requests of God. Receive it, speak it, see it and act upon the faith God has placed in your heart.
Nehemiah’s faith was tested, but his response was to know that God was with him. He spoke out boldly that God was going to prosper him. This needs to be your attitude throughout this faith journey. Remember that God is with you, and He will do what He said He would do. Stir up your faith and lean into The Story Initiative journey.
Take time to reflect on all God has been saying to you. Write down the things the Holy Spirit has spoken to you. When you go through a time of testing, go back to these promises and remind yourself that God is with you. Keep the vision in front of you, and build up your faith daily by remembering what God has told you.
“Jesus, today I ask you to keep my faith strong throughout this journey. Help me to remember what you have spoken to me. May I never feel alone, and may I be aware that you are near to me in this process.”