Fresh Hope – Day 111

In 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped out onto the Moon and said those famous words… ‘ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND.’

What happened all those years ago was unique, in that it took place on the Moon, but as far as the steps are concerned, it is just as true for you today, in that a giant leap will always start with a small step.

Now, I’m a great believer in having a dream for your life. A dream that is bigger than you. A dream so big, that if God doesn’t come to your rescue, you are well and truly sunk; but I am also aware that too many people are sitting around, doing nothing, apart from idling their time away, waiting for their dream to become a reality.

On the road to that dream, there has to be a daily stepping out in order to get you there.

Don’t just wait for the giant leap of faith, somewhere, somehow, sometime in the future, start today with a small step.

A toddler doesn’t wait until it can run a marathon before getting up off the floor, no, he or she starts to take just one small step at a time.

Ask yourself today, what steps am I taking towards the goal for my life?

If you sense that God is calling you to do something specific with your life, then what steps are you taking towards that very thing?

Proverbs 14:15 (NIV)

‘A simple man believes anything, but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.’

Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)

‘In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.’

Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

‘Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.’

Psalm 37:23-24 (NIV)

‘The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.’

In 1998, we bought the 2-acre plot of land on which our new Church sits today…

In 2008, after hours and hours of meetings, consultations, set-backs and knock-backs, doubts and fears, we decided to take one small step, which was to authorise the contractor to come onto site.

It was quite scary as there was no turning back, but we were driven on by one simple phrase that we coined during that time… ‘If we don’t start, we’ll never finish.’

Those first steps of faith turned into a giant leap for our Church.

Today, we are dreaming again and once more, taking some fairly significant steps towards building the next phases, knowing that the steps today will result in a completed project some time in the near future.

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A STEP – Miracles belong to God… steps belong to man.


Pastor Mark

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