I think some believers try to show their "great" faith, and sincerely believe they are full of faith. But are they, What if they don't actually trust the Lord at all. In no biblical sense can it be possible to have faith in a God you don't trust. Right, so let's break it down. For me I have focused on these points, challenging myself in prayer time, studies, and deep reflection. I think this point I will frame might be a revelation for you too, it sure was for me. Please stop and pray this with me, "Dear Lord Heavenly Father, Almighty Father, please open my ears and heart, open my own will and settle my pride as I read these words and ponder your Word today. Thank You Lord for your revelation in my life today!! In Jesus Name we pray, Amen.
This is what I discovered; there are elements of faith that go beyond trust, with trust still at the core, think about blind trust, trust so strong it fills your body and you lose your sense of fear, what if, and those little doubting words in the back of your head. I'm not saying it is easy, in fact it is quite difficult; however it is WORTH IT!!! As I indicated yesterday, I found memories of true faith in my very young childhood, so literally accepting of everything we were told. Here is a story that I love, my Mother always reminded me, this was shortly after my youngest brother was born. Having been born w big blue eyes that everyone was fawning over, I began to look at my eyes, having had received so many of those beautiful eye comments myself in the past. I was curious, what happened to my eyes they weren't blue anymore. So I told my Mother, I know what happened to my eyes, I looked up one day while it was raining and now they are rusted. WOW right, so literal our child like brains.
Think about this, Why else would the WORD contain so many references to childlike trust in responding to God? See especially BATACH in Psalm 22:9, and then Mark 10:14, 15. Where the word EMUNAH, means faith, belief, firmness, steadfastness, endurance and is used in Habakkuk 2:4, "… The just shall live by his faith, " for example. It refers more to faith-filled actions and steadfastness rather than to belief or faith as we think of it.
I think for me I focused on CHACAH defined as a rock, our strengths, our fortress, our hiding place and our stronghold. I think the Lord gives us a WORD of promise or a WORD of command. If we allow our attitude to change to one of the compliance to his WORD and taking it as guidance. Then our attitude totally changes and we go into action, and we in obedience, act upon the promise or the command. This action demonstrates our trust/belief/faith. It starts with the assuring WORD Of God and ends with your confiding and abiding faith in God and his promises. Psalm 36:7 is one of the most precious versus in the old testament to me. It explains the bases for our love of the Lord, our faith in the Lord and our trust in the Lord. "How excellent is thy loving kindness, oh God! Therefore the children of men put their trust (CHACAH) under the shadow of the wings."
So put your hope, confidence and faith in HIM. Why; because HE is so eminently trustworthy. We love HIM because HE first loved us we trust HIM because of HIS unsurpassable kindness. We have faith in HIM because we know HIM. Look at... Psalm 34:22 "the Lord redeemed with the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust (CHACAH) in him shall be desolate. ". This verse actually portrays the faith-filled relationship of the old testament believers to their God. (See in Ps.11:2) notice the resolute and final quality of the declaration here (look up Ps. 37:40; 91:4)
Faith signifies believing the Truth, the WORD of God. It relates to some words spoken or some promises made by the Lord. It expresses the belief which a person who hears it, recognizes it as The Truth. Period. You know it, confess it, rely upon it and you ACT accordingly. Faith is Action without question. I know I have told you this before, this morning THS was compelling me to readdress it.
Before I end for today, look at the other side of this where Jesus was actually stern w His disciples. Addressing "of little faith", 1. Anxiety about needs being met (Matt.6:30); 2. Fear of accident or harm (Matt8:26); 3. Doubting or fear of failure (Matt14:31); and 4. Forgetfulness of previous blessings (Matt16:8). Unbelief, literally shuts the door on a faithful God, wanting to work in you. Good news, our God is a gracious and Loving God, so just try again!!! Thank You Lord, Hallelujah
Self examine, are you practicing Faith, or the idea of Faith, or Faith in some things. Because Faith in some, is not Faith at all!!
How many times in life have you heard this? Do you still believe it, you know you did when you were a child. What happened to that child like naïveté, well today I am going to suggest that you find it back!!! Not to expose yourself, rather to give yourself permission to BELIEVE again. To embrace true FAITH!! It is here that you can step into the power of the Lords promises, and People it is Powerful!!!
The verses below are so simple, so clear, just read them. It is basic, for heavens sake. So why are you choosing to not believe it, it is truly believable. Right! Okay, do this (stop reading my words - look below and read His Word).
After reading His Word - now read mine points to you. My point is simply this, Believe what the Lord is saying, BELIEVE what Jesus Christ is saying, yes these verses are the red ones, meaning the direct quotes from Jesus himself. What else could you possibly need? I know so many people have lied to you, even your parents, i.e. There is No Santa. People have taken advantage of you, through all kinds of cons or approaches to bait you, e.g. emotional, heart felt love, sex, telling stories of victims, stories of fantastic profits, and even sadly using spiritual persuasions. You say to yourself, I can't go back to my child like state, that is exactly when I get taken advantage of!! TRUE and YUCK. Key word here, is those were all PEOPLE. People will always let you down, the question is when and how badly. So say, BUT GOD is GOD, He is not a person that will let you down. He is PERFECTION, He can't get better, He is already the Best, He has promised to stay that way, to never change, to never leave us... And He knows how hard it is for us adults to trust, or believe, or truly have faith. That is why He gave us our own free will, so that when we choose Him, when we Choose to Believe, dive in and Give Him our Total Faith it is miraculous!!!!! So, r u thinking then what? Well read those verses again, because in that state, He is promising to give us everything and anything!!! Thank You Lord, Hallelujah!!!!
Listen, I am a living testimony, He does answer prayer, He does give you what you ask Him for, He has given me and provided for me with literally every signal thing I have asked Him for. Here is one prayer that was 30 years before He answered; this prayer was answered by being released from my marriage (to which I was totally obedient - waiting on the Lord to turn my husband toward Him. THS kept telling me wait, so I did, stay so I did). Then one amazing day, He released me! A few months later He introduced me to a Mighty Man of God, not a somewhat MMOG, like blow me away MMOG!! I had already know this man as a very encouraging and supportive friend, but had not known spiritual side. What was my prayer for 30 years? Yes, it was please Lord make my Husband a Mighty Man of God. (I never said my X-Husbands name) Is this man my Husband, that is in the Lords hands; Still the prayer is answered. I am released from a disobedient relationship and starting a new and obedient relationship! If this MMOG is just one of the MMOG's God sends me, and not my Husband, rest assured I KNOW HE IS ALREADY ON HIS WAY!! Why, because just a little doubt is disbelief. After what I have learned and seen over this past year, I will never doubt the Lord again!! Okay there is more... Flip side, I have prayed for specific confirmations, and no sooner did I say In Jesus Name Amen, did the phone ring and boom. CONFIRMED. Or when THS guided that I do something I would never do, in blind faith, as soon as I did it; I was rewarded in minutes!!! Why am I telling you this, it is simple, to share real and relevant Praises I have. Which is a command, remember the message yesterday!! Yep, Thank You Lord, I do, I Praise your Holy Name, Hallelujah!!!
So wait no longer jump in the boat w me, because we are flying like Eagles!!
““Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:7-12 NIV
“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” John 14:12-14 NIV
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