Jonathan's Stop Motion Video
My son Jonathan made this video while I was reading to him. I wanted to include it in my blog post because it is the message that I am hearing God speak over and over to me as this new decade begins.
Don't just stay where you are - TAKE ACTION!
The cars could remain in the garage, but if they leave they will be able to reach their destinations to help people in need.
There are many reasons why we don't take action.
It could be fear of failure or rejection, or maybe it is because we don't know what the next step forward looks like.
Action looks like something. It makes our faith visible.
In the Old Testament, God required action from the Israelites in order for them to get the land that He had promised them.
He gave them the land, but they had to march forward and trust God to help them each step of the way!
There were walls that needed to come down, and giants that needed to be slain. But God would provide for them as they obeyed Him and followed His commands.
All the obstacles became opportunities for God to show His power and provide for them each step of the way!
Sometimes we don't take action because we despise the first steps. We see the end, and want to be at our destination, and forget that to reach that place we need to take one hundred steps.
Zechariah 4:10 says, "Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin,"
So take action, even if it is a small step, and celebrate that you are making progress. With each step forward you will gain momentum, and soon see the fruit of the steps in your life!
So don't stay in the garage any longer. Identify your next right step and then take it!