General Christian articles.
Did people ever live by faith? Do you believe that men like Abraham and Moses lived by faith? The Bible says that Moses, by faith refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. The Bible says that by faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain. The Bible says that “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a Rewarder of them that diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:5-6). I’ve never met a difficulty that could not be solved. I’ve never found a question that could not find its answer in the Word of God. I believe this, that if people ever lived by faith, we could live by faith now. Hebrews 10:38 tells us, “Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”
“Now, faith IS.” That’s the greatest statement in the Bible that I know of for the Christian. Faith is right NOW. Not faith was, or shall be, it is right now. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear”. Hebrews 11:1-3. The forty verses in Hebrews chapter 11, which has been the theme chapter of the Enterprises, have been the basis for everything that we’ve ever done in the Roloff Evangelistic Enterprises, which I would prefer to be considered the Faith Enterprises.
Verse 39 and 40, “And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.” Chapter 12:1-3. “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” Four times in the Bible, God says “The just shall live by faith.” Now then, who’s just? The Bible says in Romans 5:1, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” It will have to be people who are saved. If we’re saved, there is only one way for us to live.
Have you ever heard anybody say, “It’s a sight!”That’s about the way the average person lives. He lives by sight, not by faith. But you cannot live by sight and by faith, neither can you live by fear and by faith. It either has to be by faith or by fear, by faith or by sight. Which way are you living? Faith takes out the anxiety It takes out the fear. Faith leans heavy on the Lord. It knows that the Bible is so and can be trusted and that we can live by it and all of our needs will be supplied.
Some years ago I wrote a little book called Food, Fasting and Faith, and I want to share with you thirty truths listed in the last chapter, “Faith Is The Key To God’s Smokehouse.”
- Faith is real.
- Faith is a gift.
- Faith is the life of Christ.
- Faith is the rope tied to the bucket of reality, dipping itself into the fullness of God.
- Faith is stepping when there is no place to step. I don’t think the children of Israel stepped into the Red Sea after it was all dry. I believe when Moses stepped, the water was right there in front of him, but I believe as he picked up his foot and put it down, the water was gone and the ground was dry. It wasn’t taking any faith for him to place his foot down on a piece of dry land if it was already dry all the way across. My prediction is that it might not have even rolled back except as they walked. That’s faith! Faith will never be understood down here. Elijah, Moses, Abraham, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Micah, and many others, especially Jesus, were not understood. They weren’t understood down here and you won’t be.
- Faith is victory.
- Faith is living the overcoming life.
- Faith is more forceful than fire.
- Faith is the key to the lions’ jaws.
- Faith is the power that destroyed the walls of Jericho. Can you imagine anyone as foolish as that bunch of Israelites? Do you know what tore down the walls of Jericho? The Word of God. Do you know what living by faith is? Just taking God at His Word. Faith doesn’t always make sense to the world but faith makes sense to me, because God says “I will supply all your needs.” [“But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).– WStS] I’ve believed Him and He has.
- Faith is the road to the city not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
- Faith became deliverance for the millions of Israelites without a shot being fired and with only one casualty. That casualty cost Moses a sentence of forty years in the wilderness.
- Faith is seeing the unseen, the invisible.
- Faith is endurance.
- Faith is the opposite of fear.
- Faith is pleasing God.
- Faith is Bible living.
- Faith is salvation.
- Faith is the Christian’s keeping power.
- Faith is the hand and arm that is reaching after the garment of God for certain healing.
- Faith is man’s extremity and God’s opportunity.
- Faith is life’s extension cord.
- Faith is the authority of God.
- Faith is the mixture that makes the Gospel effective.
- Faith is the storm-stopper.
- Faith is man resting and God working.
- Faith is receiving.
- Faith is giving all.
- Faith is God in action on the battlefield, winning every battle and making real what Christ made possible.
- Faith is complete surrender demonstrated by Jesus on the cross, denied by Peter, forsaken by His own, betrayed by Judas, with heaven’s gates closed in His face, with the angels silent, his telephone line to the Father’s house clipped, deserted by the Spirit, but Jesus still had faith? Do you have that kind of faith? Do you have the kind of faith that will give you victory in your daily life every day?
How can a person live by faith? The greatest thing I ever learned in my life was to live by faith. God vindicated His Word and has blessed us, so I know what it is and I’ve learned to live a good deal by faith. I’ve made some mistakes. There are some things I would not do again, but I believe I could say this, the mistakes we’ve made have been of the head and not of the heart, but I believe it still pays to fight and to stand for God. God has wonderfully blessed and given many precious souls.
God honors faith. Don’t talk to me about it not being practical. It works. If you live by faith, you’re going to pay your bills too. Somebody said, “Well, I’m just living by faith. I’m having a hard time.” You’re having the best time of anybody if you’re living by faith. “We just do the best we can, because we’re living by faith.” You can’t do any better than that. I’m not ashamed to say that God is faithful. I don’t want to live any other way. I had rather die right now than not to live by faith. I’d lose all the thrill of living if I didn’t live by faith. I don’t want to know what tomorrow holds. I just want to trust Who holds tomorrow and go on by faith.
I’m going to do my best to explode your silly notion that faith won’t work right now. I get so disgusted with this bunch of Tom Thumbs that run around and act like God’s dead. No wonder the world says He’s dead. When we worry and fret and murmur and complain and have jealousy and envy and are ugly, they don’t see anything in us. You don’t have any problem God couldn’t solve if you’d give your life to Him and put your faith in Him. “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and He shall direct thy paths.”Proverbs 3:6. “Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5. “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” Psalm 127:1.
I wish people would trust Jesus. It just grieves me to see the way people live today. I don’t see how Jesus puts up with us, when He tells us what He will do for us and we don’t believe Him. I remember I was praying one day in my study and was kneeling at a little divan and when I got through praying, there were four one-hundred dollar bills laying right there on the divan where I was praying. Do you think they just fell down? No, I think somebody came in and dropped them down, but nevertheless they came. The Lord is real. I’ve gone in the pulpit and opened this Bible and I’ve found hundred dollar bills in my Bible. I was checking out of my motel in Big Spring and looked in the drawer and found a thousand dollar bill that somebody had given me.
God is concerned about you, but the trouble with most of us is that we’re not willing to trust Him. We’re not willing to put all our faith in Him. God never makes a mistake. He said, “…God will supply ALL your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19. How precious and wonderful the Lord has been.
I believe that God’s people ought to live by faith. He said, “Now the just shall live by faith.” I believe in salvation by grace, through faith, plus nothing. I believe in eternal security. I just believe that God wants me to live by faith. Christians, we need to have the authority of the Scripture. You and I need to know that God is going to back up His Word. He is going to stand by His wonderful Word. I’ve learned from people I could learn from and God has blessed me. I’ve learned some of my most valuable lessons from people that you’d not put much emphasis on at all. Faith is always searching for the truth. If you’re not hungry for the truth, forget about trying to live by faith. You’ll never make it. All of this started when I started reading through the Bible and believing the Bible and memorizing the Bible, and when I began to throw other junk aside and just stay right with the Book. That’s the secret. I know that in me there dwells no good thing, but I praise the Lord that faith is just exactly like it was in the long ago. Moses led the children of Israel across the Red Sea dry shod. Daniel went in the lions’ den and came out without a scratch. Shadrach, Mesheck and Abednego went in the fiery furnace and there was not one smell of smoke on them when they came out. Now, the question is Do you believe that the same God that protected them is our God today? Are you willing just to step out by faith? I realize it’s going to throw you out of kelter with everything around you, but that doesn’t make a lot of difference. They are not going to love you for it, but they will respect you for it. The only thing God honors is faith and the only thing that will honor God is just faith. I’m so glad I learned to trust Him.
Have you ever learned to live by faith? You may ask, “Would faith include every need?” It would. Your husband, your home, your provisions. You would not have to want for anything. “Now the just shall live by faith.”
Let me tell you how to live by faith.
- Quit running with unbelievers. Get away from a bunch of modernists. If you are going to a church where the preacher doesn’t believe in living by faith, I’d get out of it.
- I’d stay with this Book and memorize much of it. If you’d memorize one chapter every thirty days, it would set you in good shape to live by faith. Don’t tell me you don’t have time. You may have to throw your newspaper aside and cut off the television set, but they haven’t been a blessing to you anyhow.
- Associate with God’s people who believe.
- Spend some time in prayer.
- Last of all, look to Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. Keep your eye on Him, looking unto Jesus, “who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” [Hebrews 12:2 –WStS] The way to live by faith is to look at Him who lived by faith.
The greatest example of faith that ever was was the Lord Jesus. Can you imagine Jesus leaving Heaven and leaving His royal robes and Heaven, with all of its glory, and coming down to be born and laid in the arms of a peasant mother? That’s faith. Can you imagine walking into the jaws of death, having nails driven through His hands and having His side pierced, a crown of thorns on His brow and He was rejected by the world. He came unto His own and His own received Him not. [John 1:11 –WStS]Simon Pester denied Him, Judas betrayed Him, many went back and walked with Him no more, and yet when He hung on the cross to die for me, the gates of heaven had closed on Him. He had been cut off from the father. He didn’t say, “My Father,” He said, “My God.” [Matthew 27:46 –WStS] Why? He didn’t have a father because He was dying as a sinner. Then He said, “Father, into Thy hands I commend my Spirit.” [Luke 23:46 –WStS] “Even though I’m cut off from you and I can’t hear from you, I know I’m coming.” That’s faith. What about your faith?
Edification for Interpretation
By: Femi Omotoyinbo
With the admonition of Christ (Mark 16:15); Christianity was activated with a potency of diffusion. Just like the valued Israelites in their exodus and divine displacements, the Gospel has transpired almost round the universe. Starting with the Acts of the Apostles, especially the Philip’s encounter with the African Treasurer under the Candice (Acts 8:27), Christianity as the Good News has transpired deep into nooks and crannies. It is not out of cognition that most of the causes of the movement of the gospel are not conventional, rather divine. The Apostles never held a general meeting in order to bring about salvation into the other ends of the world. Yet the gospel spreads for it is having the default feature of perpetual diffusion.
The unique feature of diffusion has never really paved way for the smooth movement of the Good News. In other words, the spread of the gospel is not as simple as ABC or as easy as scoring Zero. The movement has been bedevilled with serious perturbing challenges. Most times the movement is paused due to lack of constant transitional mediums, persecution of the few labourers and corruption of the real gospel by the exigencies of globalization. Even if the gospel keeps spreading the problem of understanding it still stands tall. Yes, missionaries are flooding the remote spheres of the Earth but the challenges persist due to subjectivity of language. Individual groups on the earth have peculiar rules by which their linguistic games are played. This is a clog in the wheel of the gospel. Attempts to solve the problem can be holistically traced to the quests for interpreters by missionaries.
The acquisition of interpreters seems to solve the problem: the cursor is now on the problem of the interpretation and interpreters. Anyone with dual tongue can grab the microphone and interchange statements under the guidance of semantics to the sweet melancholy of the congregation. Is there anything more of an interpreter than this?
[Writing on interpreters does not make me one nor does it make me an authority on interpretation. But my pen puts all these down under the auspices of the Holy Ghost.] It is worth knowing that the spiritual vocation of an interpreter is as risky as preaching.
Beginning with the individuality of interpreters it will be open that there are individual differences; but there are also universal peculiarities that are deserving of an average interpreter. Interpretation is a gift not a vocation – there is nothing like Bible College of Interpreters. It is a gift of God that can be developed. However, this gift is neither cheap nor easy. On this note a good interpreter is someone with these three main attributes: academic buoyancy, psychogenic balance and spiritual maturity.
To be academically buoyant entails more than getting educated. It involves possessing and mastering some skills like listening and understanding skills. These two must also be managed to work pari passu with good diction. It is commonsensical that one must listen to understand; then one can be able to relate what one understands in desired language. Being academically balanced also accommodates being linguistically creative. Since interpreted words are no more the exact raw words; there is need for creativity in order to maintain the originality of meanings in the given words.
Psychogenically balanced interpreters are known by their composure. They are not easily confused for they are broad minded. This aspect obviously deals with the mind. It is an attribute whereby the interpreter will flow along with the preacher and even understanding what is a bit difficult for the preacher to express clearly.
Importantly, it also involves being emotionally conscious. The congregation consists of human beings that are bound to display emotions that may be either positive or negative to the flow of the sermon. In this case the interpreter should be able to blend words into their emotions having it in mind that the Good News (even the interpreted version) is a seed that germinates on cultivated soils. Instances include making the congregation smile, even if the Preacher is a bit stiff emotionally. For such a task, the psychogenically balanced interpreter must be broad minded in virtue of using contextual dictions and not a dry fabrication of his/her own.
Spiritual maturity as the third main attribute is basically a juxtaposition of the prior two attributes. That is, the interpreter should be academically and psychogenically inclined with the scriptures. Thanks to the unique attribute of diffusion that I said the Good News is having at the onset. This has led to a sort of linguistic procreation in which there are other language versions of the Bible. The interpreter is thus enabled to sometimes pick words directly from the scriptures. Going by this, this attribute involves being scripturally intelligent. The broad mind, on the other hand must contain offhand quotations from the Bible; this for sure, foster the interactive link between the preacher and the interpreter. Another point under this aspect is what I call the “Soul of the Second Mouth.” In this respect the interpreter should be self aware that s/he is neither the mixer nor the microphone. The word of God – which is sharper than two edged sword (Heb 4:12) – should therefore impact everyone’s including that of the interpreter (The Second Mouth). The Gospel is for the soul and later extended to the body; since the interpreter is not devoid of these, he/she should take heed lest s/he unconsciously exclude him/herself from the sermon.
It is of high importance to note that boldness can be accrued from this attribute of Spiritual maturity; especially when the interpreter can trust in the Lord for help as he prays before and after every act of interpreting.
With the three main attributes (as discussed above) the interpretation is now placed on good footing; an excellent step to ultra-excellence. Interpretation is variably of dual kinds: the common one is Mother-tongue interpretation which is the verbal translation of a foreign language (whether local or international) into your original dialect or language. The second type, which is the reversal of the former, is called Non-mother tongue interpretation. An example of this occurs when the preacher speaks in dialect i.e. Idoma, while the interpreter inter-switch it with English. English here is a non-modern tongue language.
Neither of these two is devoid of challenges. The challenges might be natural or human facilitated. Coping with them is thus another task in interpretation.
Interpretation is a ministry unto honour; one can be an esteemed vessel therein if one will not disdain the given opinions here. Remember that for our services to be acceptable to God, it will not be rendered in holiness alone but also in decency and orderliness (I Cor. 14:40).
Author Resource:-> This article is a piece drawn from an insightful work on the issue of Interpretation in Churches as written by Femi Omotoyinbo.
It is thus written to aid individuals in the lane of perpetuating the Kingdom of God.
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Contentment in Christ
By: Susan Ferguson
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:11-13 NIV)
The apostle Paul was imprisoned in Rome when he wrote to the Philippians. Written in his later years (61 A.D.), this great man of God had to learn to be content, just as we do.
True contentment is rare and doesn’t come naturally to anyone. Much of our discontentment stems from our sin nature that’s naturally self-centered. (Galatians 5:17) Comparing our lot in life with those who are more prosperous, successful, or talented than we are can fuel discontentment. To complicate matters, the world we live in encourages dissatisfaction with our lives. There’s always something new that will make life better. There’s always a dream that must come true before our lives are complete. But when that dream is fulfilled, we often discover it has its problems. Real contentment comes from the joy of knowing Christ, serving others, and realizing just how blessed we are.
Be inspired by the words of Charles H. Spurgeon:
“Now, contentment is one of the flowers of heaven, and if we would have it, it must be cultivated. It will not grow in us by nature; it is the new nature alone that can produce it, and even then we must be careful and watchful that we maintain and cultivate the grace which God has sown in it.”
Author Resource:-> www.knittedtogetherbygod.com
By: Curt Klingerman
Have you ever felt ripped off? You know, paid for something, but didn’t quite get what you expected. Someone gave you a bill of sale, but never delivered the goods. Do you ever feel like you’re not paid what you’re worth? You do things with excellence, go beyond what is expected, yet the payment doesn’t reflect the effort. Have you seen someone take advantage of another, and it assaults your sense of justice? Have you ever taken advantage of another? When it comes to Jesus, how just are you?
“Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe, sin had left a crimson stain, He washed me white as snow.” This is the first line of a chorus of a popular hymn that many churches sing. You probably have sung it yourself. The Bible clearly states that we were bought with a price and we are not our own (see 1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
If you agree with this statement, how would you answer this question: did Jesus get what He paid for? Does He have all of you, or only part of you? The Father gave His Son for us, so what are we giving Him in return?
When believers fail to yield everything to God, they miss out on untold blessings. One of the greatest blessings you can have is intimacy with Him. He paid the price for that intimacy. All we have to do is surrender everything to enjoy what intimacy has to offer. It did not require your blood. Sure, following Christ means persecution; however, we cannot compare our suffering to the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. In the secret place of the Most High, there is fullness of joy. Some miss out on that joy because they refuse to be vulnerable. Even though the Lord knows everything about them, which includes their secret thoughts, some refuse to open up to Him. They don’t express their weaknesses and shortcomings. They may indeed confess their sins, but they won’t talk about their disappointment with God, much less, their anger toward Him. Have you ever felt like a relationship you have is suffering, because someone wont be honest with you? If you feel distant in your relationship with the Father, ask yourself if you are holding something back.
Obedience comes with the territory. If you claim Jesus as your Savior, did you receive Him as Lord? That may sound cliché, but you’d be surprised how many want to be lord, while claiming Jesus is Lord. They will obey only to the extent it is convenient to them. For example, some may give out of their pocket book, but they won’t give of themselves. Some actually believe time belongs to them. “That would be a waste of my time.” If one refuses to obey what the Lord is leading him or her to do, he or she is holding back. Jesus is getting shortchanged.
We say, “To God be all the glory and honor,” but how much do we try to keep for ourselves when we do something “for Him?” Do we need recognition in order to do something for someone else? Can we seriously do works of faith in secret? Do we crave human affirmation more than the Lord’s? This is not meant to be harsh. Everyone deals with this one at some point in his or her life. It’s a growth thing.
What things do we hang onto that the Lord has asked us to let go? That can range from a number of things. Here’s one, since God has forgiven us of our sins, why would anyone hold another in unforgiveness? When someone decides not to forgive another, he or she is being unequal. Part of the Kingdom’s justice system states, “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matthew 6:14-15). When the Father has forgiven us so much at His own expense, how can we not forgive? Jesus brings great clarity on this issue in Matthew 18:21-35. Justice treats others as God treats us. Matthew 5:43-48 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45. That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47. And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Our key to being just, is love. It’s the key that opens all the treasures of heaven. When we walk in love, our sense of fair play flows through us. It enables us to relinquish control, be compassionate and extend mercy.
Author Resource:-> www.perfectfaith.org
When God is Silent: What does it mean?
By: Carmen Love
Have you ever felt like you were alone? Have you ever felt like God was distant? Silent? Have you felt like He’s just simply ignoring you no matter how much you’ve prayed or how hard you’ve cried out? Do you feel like giving up because you’re too exhausted to continue moving forward? You are doing everything you can to show God’s love everywhere you go. You pray, fast, declare, decree, worship, speak faith filled words, rebuke demons, and still there no answer from God.
One of the most difficult things I had to do when chaos surrounded me and feelings of hopelessness enveloped me like a dark cloud, was surrendering everything to an almighty, all sovereign God whom I felt wasn’t listening to me anymore. When my hopes and dreams were shattered and nothing I did seemed to work, I felt like quitting. In frustration, I simply threw my hands up and decided I could not take another day of this madness in my life. I felt like I had made such a mess of my life and there was no possibility of restoration. Friends surrounded me with love, hugs, and prayer… and I still felt hopeless. It was hard for me to conceptualize the reality that maybe this is it for me and nothing more, especially after trusting, believing, and striving for so long.
I watched sermons, read my Bible, prayed harder, and it was all met with utter silence. A silence that only reinforced the feelings I had growing up. My soul wounds resurfaced even stronger because I felt that God had turned His back like the others who had wounded me years ago. I felt worthless, insignificant, and simply unimportant, and now God’s silence was only magnifying this in my life. I questioned Him relentlessly, asking what I had done so egregious that made Him turn His back on me. I began to question every action, every thought, just about everything I had ever done in my life, asking for forgiveness. Still, I heard nothing from above.
I suddenly came to the realization that I was thinking way too much about nothing, and as a result, inviting more of nothing into my life. I realized that I was placing too much emphasis on lack and what was wrong, than right. Whatever we dwell on is what we attract more of. So with this epiphany, I decided to shift my focus on the simple fact that everything I was asking God to do had already been done in the spiritual realm, and all I had to do was relax this sinful flesh long enough to be able to receive it at the right time. I realized that there is nothing we can do to manipulate this all knowing all sovereign God who has already mapped out and planned every detail of our lives. I realized that I did not have to beg, plead, nor become discouraged, because His will had already been established in my life. I just needed to keep trusting and believing, with patience, until His plan unfolded.
By the time I understood all of this, I was exhausted mentally. I felt emotionally depleted as if I lacked the mental capacity to absorb another lesson. And then I realized that sometimes God will sit back and allow us to wear ourselves out long enough until we come to the very end of ourselves and realize that His grace is sufficient in whatever circumstances we are facing. He wants us to be still and know that He is God all by Himself. He has given us a portion of grace and mercy to meet us right where we are, and the only thing we have to do is to have a grateful heart. We need to just simply surrender everything over to His will, His plan, His way, and then offer up praise and thanksgiving for all that He’s done and all that He is going to do.
We worry too much about what people are doing to us, what they think of us, our circumstances, how we look, bills, money, and the cares of this life to the point where we lose focus on the source that has all the answers to all of these things. When we change our focus and place it on things that inspire us, we begin to see the manifestation of God’s goodness and mercies begin to show up in our lives like never before.
When we dwell on the goodness and promises of God instead of focusing on what we can see with the natural eye, is when things begin to shift in our favor. There is an appointed time and season for everything. God has not forgotten about you, He just simply wants you to lift your hands in praise and thanksgiving and trust Him with your life and all that’s in it.
If we dwell on everything which is God, then everything we need begins to show up at the right time. God is definitely up to something when everything appears dark, when people turn their back on us, when we lose jobs, when we are betrayed, when our children are wayward and disrespectful, and when we are rejected and abandoned.
Whatever you are facing is nothing new to God, and He has already provided an answer. He is right there with you in the middle of your mess, and He will continue to provide everything that you need. It’s time to start praising Him for what he has already done. Never stop praying. The best way to fight is on your knees.
Author Carmen Love © September 14, 2013
Author of: They Loved with a Closed Fist
Pearls of Fire & pearls of Fire II Re-Birth
Author Resource:-> Author Carmen Love © September 14, 2013
Author of: They Loved with a Closed Fist
Pearls of Fire & pearls of Fire II Re-Birth