How Strong Is Your Faith?
King James Version
Now Faith is the substance of things hope for, the evidence of things not seen
International Standard Version
Now faith is the assurance that what we hope for will come about and the certainty that what we cannot see exists.
How strong is your faith? How strong are the people’s faith that is in Christ Jesus? I would surmise that we all would say “pretty strong”. The truth is most of us waiver in our faith from time to time, because of what we don’t see. We start off so strong believing God for miracles in our lives, but then as time goes by we haven’t seen even a glimmer of light. We try to hold on but our grip looses its hold on the faith factor. Pretty soon we no longer want to even speak about it, we start to doubt if we really heard God.
Or then we say “maybe I wasn’t supposed to get this, maybe it just wasn’t in the will of God for me” I want to say STOP IT! It is in the will of God for His children to be happy and prosperous, but we have to stop listening to the enemy of this world and the enemy within. Sometimes God has given us some instructions first, and we don’t follow them. We want our miracle right now, but he wants to sharpen our dedication to Him. Faith not only sharpens our dedication to Him but it also opens our hearts and mind for change. Faith can also cancel out depression and anxiety, when we place everything on God; it releases the burdens from off of us. Faith can also be an exciting time if we allow, it can be one of the greatest adventures if we let it. Someone once said to me “I just love to see how God is going to produce a thing, what ways and tactics, what people he will use to provide His promise to me”
Awe…. just to watch our Heavenly Father work…now that is just pure artistry! To watch God work on our behalf is just amazing if we let him. What do you believe God for right now? Don’t let the words the enemy is speaking to you make you give in. Now is not the time it give up, we got to have bulldog Faith! Lock your teeth in that promise and don’t let go! As you hold on worship and praise Him, release the doubts and now pull in your faith!
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