Walking by Faith: Upgrade Your Thinking

Judy JacobsBy Judy Jacobs5 Minutes

Hi, this is Judy Jacobs and this is Strengthen Your Walk. I want to talk today about strengthening your walk by upgrading your thinking. We’re gonna go to Isaiah chapter 43. Isaiah 43:18-19: “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing. Now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and I’ll make rivers in the desert.”

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This is what I want you to do. I want you to stop rehearsing the things of old. Here’s the question and Jesus said it, God said it, through Isaiah “Shall you not know it?” The answer is “Yes, I will God. I will know it.”

God has given you the power! God has given you the strength to stop complaining about the wilderness and the power to start looking for the road out of the wilderness and also to find it.

This is the way … the Promised Land He has spoken of. This is the way. He said, “You’re gonna hear a voice behind you saying, ‘This is the way, walk you in it.’”

Here’s another thing we need to know in Isaiah chapter 43. He says, beginning at verse 2, “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.” Whoa, stop right there! Strengthening your walk. This is what you have to understand. When you are walking with God and you are hand in hand with Him, He says, “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.” Look at what else is gonna happen. “When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.” What a promise!

He says, “When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up. The flames will not consume you.” And here’s the reason why: “For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”

Let me tell you something. We will not be afraid of the river. You hear me? You’re not gonna be afraid of the waters that come up. You’re not gonna be afraid of the fire that comes against you. You’re not gonna be afraid of the flames. It will not come near you because God promised that He will be with us in the deep waters.

Someone once asked God, “God, why did you put me in deep waters?” He replied, “Because your enemies can’t swim!” I wanna go so deep in God! And that’s what God wants to do to strengthen your walk. He wants to take you so deep in Him that you’re so deep that your enemies can’t get to you because they can’t swim that deep.

This is what I know about our enemy: he is a defeated foe. He is a defeated foe over your life. He is a defeated foe over your family. He is a defeated foe in your marriage. He is a defeated foe in your body. God’s gonna strengthen your arms. God’s gonna strengthen your mind. God’s gonna strengthen your back. God’s gonna strengthen your legs.

And this is what I know: every high mountain must come down. This is the Word of the Lord. Every valley must come up. Every crooked path is gonna be made straight. And watch this: every rough place will be made smooth as you walk this walk of faith.

Listen, the just shall live by faith. You’re not gonna be able to get away from this faith-walk, but the one thing God has promised … He says, “I will be with you. I will go with you always, even to the end of the age. I’m gonna strengthen your walk.”

God bless you today. Walk on. He’s with you.

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