Being Alone on Your Christian Walk–“Look to the Rock”

Don’t think it strange that you feel like you are on a lonely road in your walk with God. So walked the prophets and apostles of old. Actually, those on the right path will feel this way, for “few there be to find this way of truth.”

In this pilgrimage we may take solace, for there trod those men and women of God who serve as our examples. On the one hand, many miracles were wrought through their faith: they “subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, and quenched the violence of fire.” But then many of them were mocked, scourged, tortured, imprisoned, stoned, and many “wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth” (Heb. 11: 33-38).

They were “strangers and pilgrims on the earth,” desiring “a better country,” which is a heavenly country. They were looking for the heavenly city (11: 13-16).

They are our heroes; they are our examples as to what this walk on earth is all about. So, yes, we will feel very lonely in the midst of a crowd. But we will endure as “good soldiers.”

Many People, Little Fellowship

I was thinking about how there are so few to fellowship with. Don’t get me wrong; there are many everywhere to love. But to fellowship–to get into the depth of the living waters, to dive in and swim together into the deep things of God. To not be limited to just us floating on top of a chlorined pool with our little plastic flotation devices that preachers have passed down to their people through the centuries. The prophets and apostles of old did not kick back and just float during their sojourn. They dug deep, and the kicker is this: they did it all for us their children (Heb. 11: 39-40).

I crave others to rejoice with me concerning His glorious righteous government soon to come to this troubled earth, and concerning the great deliverance from sin that He has wrought in our lives. My God, thank you. My life now in You is completely different because of Your cleansing power.

Yet, I know that even now, though we “walk that lonesome valley,” the day will come when the few will come together and become His cadre of rulers with Him on His throne, as He promised to those who overcome the present Laodicea church age (Rev. 3: 14-21). Until that time we wait; we endure, as they did of old. Many were shepherds, on a hilltop pasture at night with their flocks, looking up at the wash of stars pulsating across the heavens, and wondering, Oh, God, why me? Me? Me sit with You on Your throne some day?

And God says, Yes, I have chosen you as one of the few to find this way of truth (Matt. 7: 14). Yes, few will find the way because it is a narrow path where all who will hike it must count the cost to see if they have what it takes to make it.

And so we ask, Which way? The way to manifested sonship. The way to become just like Peter, James, John, and Paul. The way to become like God-in-human-form–Jesus/Yahshua. We must remember that “with God all things are possible” (Mark 10: 27).

Waiting on the Burning Bush

Take Moses. Banished from Egypt at forty, he endured with patience much suffering, waiting on God and the power He would give to execute His will. The way entails these sufferings, for they purify our faith as gold tried in the fire. Moses endured the sufferings of Christ for another forty years. He felt alone in the calling he was given and he waited. And then it happened at eighty years of age–the burning bush experience.

Moses waited forty years before God commissioned him to be the deliverer of His people. He learned that until God empowers us to run, we run in vain; we build churches in vain; we huff and puff and burn ourselves out “for God” in vain. For unless He builds the house, it is built in vain. For as He says to us, It is “not by might [your might], not by power [your power], but by My Spirit” (Zec 4: 6).

Carved out of the Same Granite

By the same faith as our spiritual ancestors, we as His children are of the same spiritual stuff that our God is–Spirit. And we are to look to the Rock from which we are hewn (Isa. 51: 1-2) believing this. We are to look to Abraham and all the others, that “great cloud of witnesses” that have gone on before us.

We are hewn from that same rock. Is not that chip of granite at the foot of the boulder, freed by the block by the stonemasons–isn’t that chip of the same substance, the very same molecules as the boulder?

We, then, are a piece of His body as much as Abraham and all the rest in Hebrews 11. We are His body with a spirit within us given directly from Yahweh’s heart. We are a piece of eternity, though at present wrapped in fragile flesh. But one day, we will receive our marching orders as Moses did and we will stride forth throughout the ravaged earth, declaring His righteous kingdom to all who will believe.    Kenneth Wayne Hancock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14 responses to “Being Alone on Your Christian Walk–“Look to the Rock”

  1. Amen! Praise the Lord! someone who speaks my language!!! I was encouraged by every word of your post. I’ve been an active christian for many years, but two years ago circumstances took me to the throne each day for strength to carry on. Out of my refinement a book was born. I’ve been sharing some of the poems that will be in the form of a book in about a month. I ask for your prayer support for the direction that God’s fresh assignment for me will minister to the people that God has chosen to be encouraged by it. Blessings to you in your journey. Debbie

  2. Sandie Abraham

    Thank you so very much for this article. I really needed it today and it greatly encouraged me… God bless you and your precious ones! Sandie Abraham Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 16:10:21 +0000 To: daughterofiam@hotmail.com

    • Sandie, thank you for your comment. I am so delighted that the article encouraged you. God bless you and keep you in your pilgrimage to our Father’s heart. kwh

    • Thanks, Evelyn, for the song and the sweet thoughts it represents. He is always there even when we act like we are the only one on the stage of life. God bless you, Evelyn, and thank you for allowing me to channel what God gives me to our brothers and sisters all over the world. You saw some light in me that was good and worthwhile, even though it comes through a different prism perhaps. KWHancock

  3. Annette

    Thankyou very much for posting this article. Yes, it is a very lonely path, so much so, that you think : am I still on the narrow road? But there are great rewards for the overcomers. We keep on running the race, as Paul says.

    • Annette, thanks for the comment. Yes, we must keep running the race, completing the course He has personally set for us. Each member of His body has their calling, and we all need each other to finish. God bless. kwh

  4. wayneman,
    Great post. So many tremendous points here. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love your truths as they are confirmation of all I hear from Precious Holy Spirit. Please keep sending your writings. I will try to write you regarding my solo inner journey to His Throne Room. Let me know if you have a Facebook site. Thank you, Carmen Lemoine

    On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 10:10 AM, Immortality Road wrote:

    > wayneman posted: “Don’t think it strange that you feel like you are on a > lonely road in your walk with God. So walked the prophets and apostles of > old. Actually, those on the right path will feel this way, for “few there > be to find this way of truth.” In this pilgrimage w” >

    • Carmen, thank you for your comment. It is always good to hear from you. Would love to read your testimony. I do not use Facebook. I stick with email and my websites. God bless. kwh

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