The Lord recently led me from my daily writings at BLM, to living it out in faith, at a little place on the edge of the TN River called The Outpost located in Pickwick, TN.
In 1st Samuel 14 Jonathan left camp to go to the Outpost due to the Israelite’s being stuck in fear rather than simply trusting God. He saw what was taking place in the camp and the negative affects it was having on the people. So Jonathan stepped out in faith with his armor bearer asking for the Lord to give them a sign in order to direct their steps.
As they went into the enemy territory Jonathan received his direction but it did not come until he went forward. What was Jonathan’s intentions some may ask? It was simple Jonathan saw how his father Saul was lacking faith and how his own fear was having a negative impact on the people. So Jonathan was willing to risk his own life in faith and willing to break the order of man to simply follow the Lord.
Yes, they went into the enemy camp and yes they did break the chain of command. But there comes a time in life when the enemy is gaining ground and weakening the people that we as children of God have to step out in faith to reclaim what is being held back by Satan! We learn this same message all throughout history between Moses, David & Goliath, the formation of America from Great Britain, Martin Luther King Jr. and most of all our Savior Jesus Christ. There are many others that could be mentioned but I believe you can receive the point if you listen to the message.
Unfortunately, this piece of history has been repeating itself over and over simply due to the lack of trust in God and ungodly leadership from our homes to the nation. We can witness the same thing here in America once again as there is a fear sweeping across this nation. Like Saul many people are acting in their flesh instead of seeking and waiting upon the Lord. When this takes place it only makes matters worse upon the people by creating a deeper hole to be delivered from.
Due to this the Lord has recently led me from my daily writings to living it out in faith at a little place on the edge of the Tennessee River called The Outpost located at the Pickwick Dam. Sometimes we too as Jonathan have to step out in faith into the areas of the unknown in order to regain what has been lost or stolen. With every mission there is preparation first before the first steps and the Lord began this work in the book titled Special Delivery and then sat me down here at Balanced Life Ministry to deepen my relationship with Him before the first steps were ordered to be taken. Please keep us in prayer and continue to check the site from time to time for different articles of faith. You can visit the Facebook page to view more writings and to hear testimonies of what is taking place at The Outpost as it is our intention through faith to stand like we have never stood giving all glory to God through the blood of Jesus Christ.
Regarding the message, may it encourage you to seek God as well to step out in faith while trusting in Him to deliver you to the other side…
James A. Harrison