Aug 26, 2009

Courage Part 1

The courage principle is crucial in living faith to confront fear, confront uncertainty, face intimidation, develop bravery and become bold in the faith to live victorious for GOD.
Let's look at what Christ said to the woman who thought to herself if I could just touch the hem of his garment I would be made whole.
Then JESUS reassured her: "Courage, daughter. You took a risk of faith, and now you're well.
This woman exercised faith in JESUS to gain something for herself and she won with GOD's help, and see what JESUS said, he acknowledged her effort of faith and was rewarded.
Courage is the ability to confront, be determined with difficult situations, life long ones, but when we take a risk of faith and connect with GOD through JESUS he will reward you, come to him first for your circumstance.
A heart true to GOD is often in prayer.
Do not let one wave of discouragement come over you.
Give your thoughts over to the character and works of GOD think them over constantly.
This is only part one, there will be many more, look for my tweets to inspire courage within you.

Aug 19, 2009

Faith Part 4

Faith Series
How do you get Faith and where does it come from?
Before you believe, or trust, you have to listen. But unless Christ's Word is preached, there's nothing to listen to.
Romans 10:17 The Message Bible
Another translation says this:
So faith comes by hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the Messiah Himself).
Romans 10:17 Amplified Bible
Faith, saving faith, is to be taught.
So we humans don't manufacture Faith it comes from the word of GOD.
Faith is trusting GOD--believing that He loves us and knows best what is for our good. Thus, instead of our own,it leads us to choose GOD's way.
In place of our ignorance, it accepts Christ's wisdom; in place of our weakness, Christ's strength; in place of our sinfulness, Christ's righteousness.
Our lives, ourselves, belong to Christ; faith acknowledges GOD's ownership and accepts his blessings.
Truth, uprightness, purity, have been pointed out as secrets of life's success.
It is faith that puts us in possession of these principles.

Aug 12, 2009

Faith Part 3

Let's view The Gospels one of the best sources in the bible to find JESUS acknowledging and rewarding faith in others.
Know this JESUS is the best example of faith and faithfulness as the Author and Finisher of faith.
Matthew 9:21 The Message Bible
She was thinking to herself, "If I can just put a finger on his robe, I'll get well." Jesus turned--caught her at it. Then he reassured her: "Courage, daughter. You took a risk of faith, and now you're well."
This one had faith operating within herself and it expressed itself in action, JESUS had many people touching him but recognized this woman who had a chronic disease or medical condition.
Another reading says this: The woman spent all of her means upon phsicians and remedies, only to be pronounced incurable. But as she heard of the Great Healer, her hopes revived. She thought, If only I could get near enough to speak to him, I might be healed. She saw him walking and got close enough and heard that healing came from a touch of his garments, and fearful of losing her one chance for relief she pressed forward, saying to herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
Christ knew and knows every thought of her mind and in your mind and mine, and he was makinghis way to where she stood. He realized her great need, and he was helping her to exercise faith.
As He was passing, she reached forward and succeeded in barely touching the border of his garment. That moment she knew that she was healed. In that one touch was concentrated the faith of her life, and instantly her pain and feebleness disappeared. Instantly she felt the thrill as of an electric current passing through every fiber of her being. There came over her a sensation of perfect health.
You got to look at this. She wanted to express her gratefulness to this Mighty Healer, who had done more for her in one touch than the physicians had done in twelve long years. With a grateful heart she tried to withdraw from the crowd. Suddenly JESUS stopped and looking round He asked, Who touched Me?
Peter told JESUS the whole multitude is touching you.
JESUS said somebody has touched me. JESUS said for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me, he can distinguish the touch of faith from the casual touch or the careless crowds.
Christ knew that this person touched him had deep purpose and he asked for the disciples and the people to gain the lesson that faith brought the healing power. The woman's trust must not be passed by without comment. GOD must be glorified by her grateful confession.
Christ desired her to understand that He approved her act of faith.
I hope you got something powerful lessons out of this Faith series.....

Aug 5, 2009

Faith Part 2

Lets look at what GOD looks at your faith as, no matter how much or little you have.
The Book of Peter 1:7 The Message Bible
Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through suffering comes out proved genuine.
What did you get out of this scripture, let me tell you what my faith says?
So suffering is used by GOD to purify your faith.
So your faith has to be tested, he wants real faith like real gold.
So GOD wants to mature your faith.
Let's look in the future for a minute as we look at this scripture, your faith is so precious to GOD, there is a purpose for it.
The Book of Peter 1:7 The Message Bible
Continued scripture:
When Jesus wraps this all up, it's your faith, not your gold, that God will have on display as evidence of his victory.