It’s been almost two and one-half years since I took that first step of obedience. If you’ve read Water Walking, you may remember it was April 2014 when I respond to an inner voice that spoke to me in a time of earnest prayer …
“You will never leave the shore if you don’t put weight
on your foot (and take that first step of faith).”
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone back in my mind to that day, to the invitation to walk out into deep water with Him.
Just as precious to me is the instruction He gave me later that year, the same instruction He gave to Moses and the Israelites.
So And the Lord said to me, “See, I have begun to give Sihon and his land over to you. Begin to possess it that you may inherit his land.” ~Deuteronomy 2:31
God had promised His people a land overflowing with milk and honey, but they still had to ACTIVATE the promise by ‘begin(ning) to possess it’, so that they could (later) inherit it. In other words, obedience was required to take hold of their inheritance.
I would like to say that I’ve not only walked on water, but that I’ve reached the other side of the waters and am now living in an ocean front property. In truth, I’m still in the process of ‘walking it out’ so that I may inherit what was promised.
Are you holding onto a promise of God, but have yet to fully take hold of it?