DAY 2 – DEEPEN MY FAITH
By: Tim Diep
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Going “deeper in our faith” is a topic that can give many of us anxiety. The fear of stepping into the unknown can definitely make you uncomfortable, and even cause many to turn back. One question that I have for you is, have you recently thought about or taken any steps toward bold faith? Whenever I think of faith, I think of action. For example, God might be calling you to do something you have never done before. This happened to me recently. My wife and I took one of our boldest faith actions early in 2020. We felt the calling from God to leave our family and friends behind to pursue ministry in Las Vegas! Life was good, and we were about 2 months pregnant with our first baby when we decided to move out. I had lived in CA for the majority of my life and we knew absolutely no one in Las Vegas. We just knew that this city was often defined by sin and that many people were far from Jesus. We felt the calling from God to move out here to make a difference wherever needed, but we just didn’t know exactly what that meant.
For the first few months, it seemed as if life was on pause. There was no movement at all, but we kept praying and thanking God in advance for community, a home church, and for God to use us for his Kingdom. Fast forward to 2021, we found community, we call WALK Church our home, and we are placed in different areas to serve not only the church but the city. We are still early in our journey in Las Vegas and we thank God for whatever else is yet to come! Who knows what God might call us to do next?
“If you thank God after you’ve got it, that’s gratitude. When you thank him in advance, that’s called faith.” – Rick Warren
It may be hard for some of us to go straight to the deep end with our faith. A good starting point would be to count all the things God has done for us, big and small. Count at least 10 things in your life that you are grateful for. For example: a roof above your head, hot food, the ability to breathe, etc. By faith, identify the hand of God throughout your life.
Listen to “God of Justice” from Tim Hughes. It’s a great song to meditate on and will help you be inspired in your faith journey.
PRAYER: Dear Heavenly Father. Thank you for all the great things you have done – for health, for peace, and for bold faith. I pray that I would take action to do whatever you call me to do. Thank you for the opportunities that will arise, and I pray that you use me to expand your Kingdom. Amen.