One Step Away
Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word. It’s truth. And that’s a big deal! Have you ever been without truth? Basing your life or your feelings or actions on something that isn’t even true? If you’re blinded to truth, life sucks. Everything you do and say and think, and are… is fake, fruitless, futile. Praise God for His Word. That’s why PRISM is so important – those five things you can do every day in God’s Word– that guarantee your success, and save you from destruction. God’s Word is what God says. Everything He says is true. It’s for your good! The enemy, everything he says is a lie. He’s a liar, He’s going to hell and he wants to take you with him. Stay in God’s Word so truth is the foundation of your life, and what you build upon. God reminded me of the importance of one step. I just love that God’s warnings, are also invitations. Warnings of what not to do, but an invitation to do what is good and right, that yields great reward. Be careful of your next step. You are only one step away from destruction, but you are even more – only one step away from deliverance and victory! Talk to any addict, and one decision – can send you spiraling back into bondage. But God’s truth is even more sure than that. One step towards the Fear of the LORD, one decision to repent and turn, one decision to obey what God told you to do next… can send you spiraling upward by his grace to His glory. That one step towards God – and He can forgive, heal, deliver, strengthen, He sends his Holy Wind for your sails, and that one step becomes the pattern of your life. Salvation was one step. The first step in His direction. Being filled with the Holy Spirit was just one next step – to receive power to live the life of good that He created you for! Just one choice of His will over what your flesh desires… and His goodness and mercy can follow you all the days of your life. Praying that you will do PiVAT before dinner today. If you missed yesterday, that you’ll just do it right now. It’s how you get your next step – the thing He has planned for you – and it’s so Good! Starting right now! The devil can’t stop you from God’s forgiveness, faithfulness and loving kindness. So he’ll try to tell you you’re too far gone, you’ve strayed too far from the path. He’s lying again. It’s all he does. It doesn’t matter where you are or how far you’ve fallen. One step towards God will establish the rest of your life. This can be your life-time victory step! And it might be surprisingly little… And it doesn’t matter where you are. Even if you had never fallen, and instead been way ahead on that journey to God’s blessing. Every day is the same choice. Like the person up to their neck in debt. One step of obedience – and that curse of debt is as removed that very first day, as the day they write their last check to payoff their mortgage. Because if you’re neck deep, or now only ankle deep, the obedience is the same. The faith is the same. The first step is the same. It’s just trusting that what God says is true, and that He has good for you. That if you follow, He will go with you, and before you, and surround you! And if you choose Him, He will bring victory and deliverance, and joy to every step. Praying that your first step from here is exactly what God has told you. So every good thing that He wants to give you is guaranteed! He guarantees it, you just walk in it. It doesn’t matter where you start, or where you are. How far you’ve come or how far you have yet to go. The victory is in this step. The first step you take right now determines your direction – there is an end to every path. Praying that you will always step towards Him, what He tells you to do next, right now! He is faithful. He can restore what the devil has stolen, He can reverse the curse, and accelerate the blessing. He can take you further in one step that He directs – than a lifetime of steps you think will help but will get you nowhere. Ask Him, He’ll tell you. He can’t wait for that first step. You can get there from here! If it seems you’re heading in the wrong direction lately. take that first step. If you’ve been making progress, but you have a long way to go, take that first step. If you’re almost there, and you’re wondering if you can finish, take that first step. He is faithful! And it’s so worth it!
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!