Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Where is your Faith?...

From the beginning of time faith has been offered to us. And God has tested that faith. I do not believe he test us to see us fail. We are tested to stay strong or grow.

Gen 15:6
And Abram believed the LORD, and the LORD declared him righteous because of his faith.

Where is your faith?
Is your faith in your hands that work manual labor day in day out?
Is your faith in your self?
Are you so focused on your children that you do not take time for God.
Do you put so much faith in their triumphs and successes?
Or do you place your faith in the hands of your wealth?
Where you become so dependant on your income and bank accounts?
I know you want to ask me, "Well if I do not put a little faith in these things how will I find work, take care of the kids or pay the bills?"
If you choose to leave these things in God's hands He WILL...

Choices... Gal 5:17
The old sinful nature loves to do evil, which is just opposite from what the Holy Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are opposite from what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, and your choices are never free from this conflict.

God does not make us believe, nor does he force a relationship with Him on us. It is our choice daily to believe and come to grow closer with Him in prayer and scripture reading or not.
The choice is ours but the plan is His.
If your life seems to be filled with more grief than happiness,
more stress than peace
or more conflict than resolutions,
maybe we are looking or filling our lives with
all the wrong things in all the wrong places.
I have a hard time understanding why Christians become angry with God.
It is our own choices that bring downfall. God is sad to see us slip and falter.
He desires a daily relationship with us so He can have the opportunity to lead us
back to the path of the plan He has for our lives.
You may never hear Him calling or
answering prayers if you do not take time alone with Him.

2Ti 3:16
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right.

Our God is a Mighty God...
Deu 10:17
"The LORD your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords. He is the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and takes no bribes.

Do you not have faith that the God who parted waters, healed the sick, brought the dead back to life, feed thousands with very little and sacrificed his only son can handle our little stresses, finances, families?
Well, if you put it like that...Of course He can.
Sometimes it's not a matter of loosing faith. It's a moment of realizing the power of our faith. We serve a powerful God. He mealy spoke this entire world into existence.
Sure he can handle anything. And even more perfect, He desires to.
Our choices without God are like swimming in the middle of the ocean without a life belt.
We are determined to sink. God knows no failure. So place your life in his hands.
Keep your faith on Him always.

Psa 150:2
Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequaled greatness!

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