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Doodle 101 / Blank Check

Doodle 101 / Blank Check

AM I WILLING TO WRITE BLANK CHECKS?

Wrapping up the 5th week in the Armor of God Study by Priscilla Shirer.

THE SHIELD OF FAITH

Priscilla shares a story about building their first house.

It’s a great application for understanding what it “looks likes” (practically speaking) to TAKE UP OUR SHIELD OF FAITH” in commitment to move forward in the direction God calls us to go.  (And He always has somewhere for us to go!)

The first step was to meet with the builder.

The next step was to sign the contract.

This part sounds easy ….just sign your name on a document, but more was required…a “hefty deposit.”  -Earnest money in good faith.

Writing a check requires a deeper commitment.

There is something to lose.

Writing the check demonstrates a level of trust, communicating that there is a belief that the “builder” is trustworthy to fulfill his part of the deal.  Pricilla and her husband had “decades” of experience with this builder and a personal knowledge of his integrity, which gave them great confidence in making the decision to write a check, knowing it was worth the risk.

In order to trust our God enough, that we are willing to write a blank check (daily) we must experience the faithfulness and “integrity” of our Father…which means we must first step out in faith…obedience grows faith. He will prove Himself dependable, trustworthy, and loving.

What is the check He is asking you to write?

In the sermon this week (at my home church) there was a guest speaker who shared about his process of honoring God in the workplace.

He shared this quote:

Everything we (have) are afraid to lose is not ours to begin with…

When we become “last” we become “first” ❤

The risk we feel is false…it’s the lie of the enemy.

God promises only good things for us when we step out in obedience…

NO RISK…ONLY REWARD.

Take up your shield of faith to put out those arrows,

Write the check…that will yield the HIGHEST RETURN:)

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“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, the Lord said, you can say to this mulberry tree, Be uprooted and planted in the sea, and it will obey. -Luke 17:5-6 (HCSB)

Thanks to Priscilla, for her obedience in stepping out in faith to write and teach.

I am so grateful.

Blessings,



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