There are moments in life when the crushing weight of circumstances are so great, you might not be able to grab a hold of faith for yourself. It is amazing how at just the right time, God sends someone along our path to love us enough and is willing to stand in the gap of faith on our behalf.
Have you ever stood beside someone and activated your faith on their behalf, when they didn’t seem able to have faith to believe on their own?
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2, NIV
Same verse in The Message:
“Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ’s law.” Galatians 6:2, The Message
Sometimes the act of faith is a physical expression and other times it is a spiritual expression; regardless we are called to carry one another in times of need. When someone feels beaten down by their circumstances in life, they may not have the emotional or physical strength to battle for themselves. This is where we activate our faith on their behalf, stand in prayer, and are called to action as an act of love and grace.
These very moments should be motivation for us to live our lives full of faith. Not only to please God by walking in obedience and being prepared for our own journey of faith, but for the times He is looking for a choice servant to send out in ministry on behalf of someone else. We are a blessing when we live equipped. (Hope you didn’t miss that line right there. If you did, go back and read it again!)
How is your seed bag of faith today? Are you filling it with just barely enough for you to consume daily, or are you living in such a way that your faith can reproduce at such a pace that there is always plenty to share with others. When you are in a situation where someone is burdened and broken do you faith to pour into their circumstances?
Rise up mighty women, as God is calling us to live outward focused lives that can be used by Him daily. May you walk with your head up to see the opportunities around you, where the overflow of God’s work in you blesses others.
No worksheet today; spend some time praying about how to grow your seed supply of faith for your life and to invest into the lives around you!
Love being in the Word with you!