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Step-By-Step Faith

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.  Psalm 119:105 NLT

step-by-step faithOne day God showed me a lovely example of how our walk of faith is gradual. Bit by bit. One tiny step at a time.

Colorful stones created a perfectly laid-out path through a beautifully manicured garden, each containing a message. Faith. Hope. Trust. Love. Perseverance. Joy. Peace. Prayer. Blessings. I followed them to the end, where the last one said Keep going, just follow Jesus.

The stones made me smile. They reminded me that walking by faith is a step-by-step process, just like taking a stroll and putting one foot in front of the other. Sometimes we make the walk more difficult by rushing ahead, lagging behind, or stumbling over our own feet. At other times, we think we know the better route and take off on our own instead of depending on the Lord—especially when the path seems dark and a little ominous. That’s when we get in trouble.

Many people have a hard time with what they cannot see. But God is pleased when we put our trust in Him. He gives us His Word as a lamp to guide our feet and light our pathway. When we stay in sync with Him, He will ensure we stay on the right track and keep our balance. He will keep us from stumbling or losing our way. All it takes is a little faith—believing God will do what He says He will do.

Promises and blessings fill God’s Word like steppingstones in a garden. Receive them by faith. Take His hand and follow Him . . . step by step. He will never lead you in the wrong direction.

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Andrea Merrell

Andrea Merrell is an award-winning author and professional freelance editor. She is an associate editor with Christian Devotions Ministries and was a finalist for the 2016 Editor of the Year Award at BRMCWC and the 2018 Excellence in Editing award by the Christian Editors Network. Andrea is a graduate of Christian Communicators and was a finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards and the 2018 Selah Awards, as well as a semi-finalist in the 2018 ACFW Genesis contest. She has been published in numerous anthologies and online venues, teaches workshops on writing and editing, and is the co-founder and regular contributor to www.TheWriteEditing.com, a blog designed specifically for writers. Andrea is the author of Murder of a Manuscript, Praying for the Prodigal, and Marriage: Make It or Break It. Contact her at www.AndreaMerrell.com.