And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account, (Hebrews 4:13).
"When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth,” (Luke 18:8)?
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith,” (Romans 1:17).
Like my friend that I wrote about last week, we should all be living by faith. If we are going from faith to faith, that must mean that our faith is growing. My friend lived out on the prairie in a mobile home, all alone, no means of transportation, for one year while she learned what it meant to live by faith. Grace followed her, led her, blessed her, brought people to her, had groceries delivered to her, paid her electric and water bill, picked up her garbage, and more. She couldn’t have done anything for herself in the desert place where she lived. In the city she could have gotten a job and taken care of herself. Most people take care of themselves and say they are living by faith.
I’m on furlough at the moment, home in the States to raise money to go back to France. I’ve been living by faith for ten years, but now I have a new assignment. I’m moving to Paris, the most expensive city in the world. I must raise my support to meet the need. Someone offered me a temporary job doing security at the local convention center at a very good salary. When I heard the offer I was VERY tempted, but was I taking care of myself or was I following God? I knew it was not God’s voice that spoke to me about the job, and I turned it down. Almost immediately I received eight invitations to speak and sell my books. Ninety percent of the time, the Lord tells me to write. Unless I am writing or distributing my books, I am taking care of myself. When I obey, I am taking care of Him. Which would you prefer?