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Take a Step of Faith

These things always seem to happen to me when I’m in a twilight sleep. I dreamed I was on a busy city sidewalk (probably NY or someplace really crowded). I saw that a huge box truck was barreling down the lane closest to me, but I boldly stepped out into the street, directly in front of the oncoming vehicle.

In my dream I remember thinking, “What are you doing?” But I felt total peace. The second my feet hit the pavement, the truck was on me, just inches away. I lifted my left hand, palm toward the truck, and it miraculously stopped. (Can I just say that in the natural, there’s NO way a truck coming at that rate of speed could have avoided me….but in my dream it was an IMMEDIATE stop.)

Of course, when I woke up, I had to ask God to unpack that dream for me, so that I could make sense of it. As I walked the dogs I had plenty of time to pray and think, and this is what I think I’m supposed to share. The dream wasn’t for me, but for someone else. You’re facing something terrifying. It’s coming at you hard and fast. It seems there’s nothing you can do to stop it. God wants you to boldly take a step in faith. No fear. Step out, put that hand up to the enemy, say, “Halt, in Jesus Name” and rest assured of your safety. (Disclaimer: I’m not suggesting anyone step into a busy street!)

Whatever you’re facing, God’s already got the answer, the provision, the covering. But, face your enemy head-on, speak to him in Jesus’ name. He’ll have no choice but to halt so that you can safely cross over to the other side of the street (whatever that means symbolically for you). That “step” (into the proverbial street) is your act of faith to activate things.

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