“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. ~ Hebrews 11:6
As I’ve been learning to walk by faith and obedience in my relationship with God, my examples have been many of the people in the Bible who exemplify what happens when we make a move of faith—God then moves for us. What do I mean by that? When we answer a call to faith and step out and make a move to demonstrate our faith, then God shows up. And when He moves, He does the supernatural.
In Joshua 6, Joshua and the Israelites faithfully and obediently marched around the Jericho wall shouting and blowing their trumpets, and the wall fell flat. The wall that was wide enough for two chariots to pass on its top fell flat. No one blew it up—they blew trumpets.
In 1 Samuel 17, David took a slingshot and five stones, and God sent that first stone in a deadly hurl straight into Goliath’s head. David didn’t have a super bionic arm. He had faith in an all-powerful God.
In Judges 7, God told Gideon to downsize his army and gave him instructions on how to do so. Gideon had obeyed God’s directive and started with an army of thirty two thousand, but God said, tell the ones who are afraid that they may leave, and the numbers quickly dropped to ten thousand. Then God said, that’s still too many, and He dropped the numbers again to three hundred with a water-lapping test. With these three hundred remaining men, the battle was won—with trumpets, pitchers, and torches, not traditional weapons of war!
These are only a few instances of many we read in the Bible, but the lesson is clear in all of them. Faith and obedience please God, and then God moves for us! A demonstration of faith will produce a God-sized result, and a God-sized result is greater than anything we could do on our own.
When we are facing monumental situations in our lives, these examples from scripture remind us to stand firm in our faith, walk diligently in obedience, and fully trust that God is going to move on our behalf.