Ok so back to the reading for this week. Getting away for time with just God helps to renew your faith as it says in Romans 10:17 "Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ". If you are not willing to listen how do you expect to even hear God?
I watched Son of God twice this past week and have gain so many questions (thirst of more knowledge about Jesus), this lead me to read different passages in the bible. For instance when Jesus raises from the dead and comes to his disciples John 20:28-29 says And Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!" Jesus said to him "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." As a believer or even someone unsure of where you are in your faith, does this passage not make you want to read more about Jesus Christ!?!?!
From the book Mary Southerland wrote "We often fear the outcome or don't understand the step God has asked us to take, so we hesitate. We are afraid to fail and are more concerned about our reputation as a Christian than we are about being obedient to God." That being said she also says "If we don't live it, we don't really believe it." Change your life and fulfill God's purpose for His Kingdom.
Here are some tips in helping with preparing your heart and mind for whatever trials lie ahead for you:
1. Make time each day to be alone with God
2. Pour out your dreams and desperation to Him.
3. Invest fifteen minutes in solitude each day, allowing your soul to "catch-up."
I leave you with two things; when David remembered his past victories, his God-confidence was off the charts! We can gain God-confidence the same way. What battles has God brought you through?
And Corrie ten Boom put it, "Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible."
Thank you Lord for giving me the words to write to all these people reading this post. Help us to be more faithful and keep us from leaning on our own understanding. Help us trust that He is in control and that He will renew our strength threw all adversities.
God Bles each and every one of you