As you step out in faith, expect God to step in with power.As you take the first step, He will make sure all the other steps fall in place.
Faced with a famine in the land of Canaan, he moved his household down to Egypt.Or at home "bending the truth" may seemingly help us avoid a scene. A lie appears to offer help, but in reality only delivers harm.But resorting to subterfuge always ends up causing us more heartache than help. Back to the Bible Blessed Promises - William Penn, the founder of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, was well liked by the Indians.As a natural-born leader, he may have become ruler of the city. The lack of total obedience may seem justified especially if it involves a family member. Remember, incomplete obedience is the half-brother of disobedience. Back to the Bible Pledge Your Allegiance - Many professional athletes proudly wear the corporate logo or company colors of those who sponsor them.Most certainly, as a clever businessman, he would have become wealthy and lived in luxury and ease. It may even seem as if we are shirking our duty to loved ones if we do as God has instructed us. They have no qualms at all in identifying themselves with the products and purposes of those who finance their careers.Often we are tempted to lie our way out of a tight spot.Perhaps at work a "small lie" will help us avoid admitting we made a mistake.The way seems too long or the process too difficult. Even though the way may not seem clear at the moment, you can be sure that if you don't begin, you'll never finish.Trust God to provide whatever is needed along the way.On the other hand, He may be calling you to be an active witness for Him in your place of secular employment. Another position may offer a bigger salary, a bigger office or less hassle. When God calls, accepting anything else is no bargain. Furthermore, he "called on the name of the Lord", that is, he publicly acknowledged his commitment to and need for the God of Israel.Back to the Bible Obey All the Way - Louis Cassels once wrote, "Obey . As Christians, we are to boldly identify ourselves with the Lord as well. This may cost you the friendship of those who prefer the praises of the world.