Standing in faith – is that your confession or what you do? It wasn’t until we faced trial, after trial, after trial, for Ephesians 6:13 to become alive for us.
Ephesians 6:13 (NKJV) “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
Standing In Faith
To be honest, it seemed like every time we took a step forward, we took two steps back. Then one night our Pastor said something in her sermon that resonated with our spirit.
“In the midst of challenge or times when you don’t know what to do, be steady and consistently do what you know is right.”
It seemed simple, but it required a lot of self-control and patience to walk this out. For some reason, every time we had a challenge, we’d seem to have had several pressing challenges at one time.
However, in the midst of not knowing what do, we wrote a prayer for direction while standing in faith.
Prayer For Standing In Faith
Oh Lord hear our prayer. We want to be in your perfect will. We want to put our hands to work where you lead. Help us, direct us, show us and give us wisdom. If we need to change in any area, please make it obvious quickly. Quicken our hearts and spirit to line up with your will for our life. In Jesus Name. Amen.
As we started to pray this prayer, we stopped focusing on all that wasn’t going right. Instead, we started focusing on choosing to do what we knew was the right thing to do, right now; leaving the rest to God.
Please don’t mistake that for carelessness. We just knew without a shadow of doubt, for things to change, it was going to take a supernatural God to do it. As a result, we focused on doing the right things, knowing that the right things would happen in God’s perfect timing.
There was a time when Timberley was experiencing some health challenges. She needed to decide if she was going to refer business to another agent, or try to conduct the business herself. Even though we needed the money, she needed the rest more, as we were standing in faith for her complete healing.
Therefore, she decided she would refer business out and take a referral fee, which would give her time to rest. As a result, she was able to take time to rest in peace, all while God continued to provide, lacking or missing nothing in the process.
In The End
The right thing to do at that time, was for her to be willing to take a cut in earnings, so that she could rest. She knew it was the right thing to do, yet she had to trust God that He would provide.
Proverbs 21:5 (NLT) says… “Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.”
You see, when we stand in faith confident in who God is, we can rest assure that we will always have what we need when we need it. After all, once we’ve done all to do to stand we must continue to stand.
~ André and Timberley Gray