Jesus said, “Behold I am making all things new.” — Revelation 21:5.
A newborn’s world is small. As he takes his first few gasping breaths, an infant’s world does not extend beyond the four walls of the small hospital room in which he is born. His world includes only a few people: mother, father, doctor, and a few nurses.
As days and months go by, that world grows larger; the baby crawls about in a house or apartment full of strange rooms and peculiar features, each filled with opportunities to explore and make new discoveries. The world swells to an enormous size when the toddler learns to walk. That ability opens up a whole universe of new places to explore.
Walking with God will undoubtedly lead you to new places, too. Noah walked with God to a new and largely uncertain place. This journey began when God invited Noah to walk by faith:
Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it inside and out with pitch.– Genesis 6:14
Rather than come up with a million and one reasons not to follow, Noah put one foot in front of the other. He set to it:
Noah did this; he did all that God commanded him.– Genesis 6:22
He hammered and sawed. He measured and cut. He got blisters and slivers. Noah worked by faith, not knowing exactly where God was taking him. Yet through it all, God was preparing Noah for an adventure. God was leading Noah and his family to a whole new place.
Walking with God will take you to a whole new place in Christ. The one who makes all things new, Jesus, will continue taking you to new and greater places as you live out your life of faith in him. Christ continually brings his people to a point of repentance, forgiveness, and peace, to a place of power and service.
Like Noah, you may spend months and years walking by faith, not knowing exactly where the Lord is taking you. Yet, as you put one foot in front of the other and begin walking by faith, you can be certain that your adventure has begun. God will lead you to challenges and opportunities beyond your imagination right now.
From the book “Man of God Walking by Faith”