“…Do not be afraid; only believe.” Mark 5:36
It was on a bright June morning in San Antonio, Texas that my “walk” began. I was traveling with my husband, and he was off to his day of meetings. Old habits are hard to break and as usual, my credit cards and I took our customary trek toward the Mall. “Something” made me lose my bearings as I found myself headed in another direction. The standard trip to the MALL had been canceled. Although I looked forward to my excursion, the draw I felt to travel another path surpassed the need to drag out my credit card. (Shocking, I know.) That “Something”was the Holy Spirit, tugging at my heart and encouraging me to follow.
The steeples of San Fernando Cathedral, framed by bright blue skies, guided my way. I had driven by this 275 year old church many times, but had never taken the time to step upon its sacred grounds. This day, would change my life. As I approached the Cathedral, my heart quickened at the possibility of what lay ahead. At the entrance of the Cathedral, a peace fell upon my soul. Tears came to my eyes as I put myself aside and listened to the Holy Spirit and the plans of my precious Father. I was being offered a life that would never be the same if I chose to follow this path. There really was no choice. The pull was so strong that I knew acceptance of His simple, direct plan for my life was the only way.
On this life changing summer morning as I followed the sultry four mile path back to the hotel, there was no fear of being lost. I was walking toward a new life. As my soul soared I called upon my Lord and kept my heart open to the next destination He had planned. All I had to do was heed Jesus’ words, “Do not be afraid; only believe.” God has a plan for each of us who will stop, listen, and take those first few steps onto His path. Let’s put on our walking shoes, leave our credit cards behind, and step out together in the belief that we have nothing to fear, only joy to embrace.
Points to Ponder1. Have you ever felt the tug of the Holy Spirit on your heart? What was the cause? Have you felt a slight nudge? Are you ready to feel His pull?
2. What do you truly believe? Why? Can others see your “beliefs” in you?
3. Are the words “only believe” easy for you or do you need “real” proof? Where could you find this evidence?
Pray with Me
Dear Holy One, Your words “only believe” give us such freedom. As we feel Your tug on our hearts, allow us to trust with certainty that You, dear One, will guide us on our journey as we put our fears aside.
Your Believing Companion