In this unit you will be able to explore eight basic steps that will grow your faith. Let’s say you feel far from God right now. Great, this is a perfect place for you to begin. Walk these steps out at your own pace and see what God does in your life. Let’s say you have been following God your whole life. Great, this is still a perfect place for you to begin. Regardless of how long you have had a relationship with God, you still need to be applying each of these steps. “The Journey” is often referred to as a “walk with God” and it never ends even when we pass from this world the journey continues. Although a walk only happens when you continue to move one foot in front of the other… step by step, by step. Are you ready to take the first step? If you are then grab a journal so you have a place to write down the things God is going to share with you.
Step 1: Start the Journey
Life is beautiful. From the moment of conception there is a process that begins. It is a process of growth.
In those early years you have little to do with the growth. You are dependent upon the environment you are born into and the people who live there. Both have a big part to play in the shaping of who you become.
However the environments and those who are in them never have the final say.
You do, because as you grow you reach a point where you get to decided the path that is traveled. The power to change course is in your hands.
Coming to a realization of that power is the first step. You can then begin to ask a really important question:
Is the path I am currently on, the right one?
The answer to that question doesn’t just magically appear one day. You have to be willing to seek out the answer. I want to encourage you to seek that answer by seeking God.
You might currently be on a path that is far from God. That’s ok because it is not where you start that matters. It is where you finish.
Are you ready to begin the process of seeking God? I hope you are. Let’s jump in.Read these three verses that come from the Bible and then answer the question below.
Deuteronomy 4:29 say “But from there you will search again for the Lord your God. And if you search for Him with all your heart and soul, you will find Him.”
Jeremiah 29:13 says “If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.”
Luke 11:9-10 say “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”
What stood out to me here and how might it apply to my life?