Faith Walk

September 17, 2019

It is hard to believe that only nine months ago this ministry began strictly out of obedience to the leading of The Holy Spirit.  In December of 2018, a good friend of mine Denise, came to me and said, “You need to start a ministry.”  I didn’t ask her what she meant because I knew she was right.  The Spirit of God in me knew her words were correct.

I felt unsure of what the future would hold but I knew God was calling me to MORE.  More of Him, more surrender and more service to others.  It felt good to say YES to God and a little strange to not know exactly what I would be doing.  As I took the steps to legally begin a Ministry (I am still in the process of beoming a 501c3), people would ask me the same question.  “What are you going to be doing?”  I never had specific answers.  I knew what I was doing currently but had no idea of the future.  Isn’t that what faith is……to step out NOT knowing all of the details?  I obeyed God and took one step at a time.  I think that is what God wants from all of us.  Will we take the NEXT STEP uncertain of all the following steps that will follow.

Now, nine months later I am in awe of what God is doing.  He is laying out His plans and I am continuing to say YES and still unsure of what is coming next.  I am getting use to this walk of faith and actually beginning to really enjoy the excitement of wondering what is coming.  God is showing up in amazing ways as I walk this faith journey.  It is a different journey for me for sure.  I am use to being in control and I have always loved having a plan to execute.  Now, I sometimes have no plan and then when God speaks I get a rough draft but still so much is unseen.

Currently The Holy Spirit put on my heart to “Train Soldiers” and one week at a time I am listening to His voice and training soldiers.  The cry of my heart has been for God to bring me workers to do His good works in this world.  To reach the lost, the broken, the scared, the addicted, the hopeless.  In doing this we are changed.  We are designed for this.  We are not designed to be like a rat in a cage trapped in the world.  We are built for more.  We are built for adventure.  Following Christ is an adventure.  It satisfies the soul the way the world cannot.   The series I am teaching “The training of a Soldier” will be uploaded weekly to this website for anyone interested in learning.

The world is screaming for our attention and for our affection.  It is full of pleasure, entertainment and many distractions.  Yet, I know out there are others that are ready for a faith walk.  A walk to say YES and to follow Christ one step at a time knowing that although we don’t know what is coming next we do know that Jesus will be with us each step of the way.

God has big plans for all of us but so does the world.   I love the promise that God gives us if we seek His plan.

Jeremiah 29:11-14

“For I know the plans I have for you, ” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.  Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart.  I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.”

Julia McKernan

Julia McKernan is an Evangelist “on mission with Jesus” to make an impact for the Kingdom. She is a dynamic speaker, equipping believers and reaching the lost.