Saturday, June 28, 2014

Separated Faith

You may not understand that what we believe in our heart charts the course of our life. If we believe the wrong thing, then our lives follow that course out of the will of God. But when we fully understand that God is for us, loves us and has blessed us with every spiritual blessing, then our lives begin to develop according to God will.

Romans 10:9-10 “For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God and it is by confessing with your mouth you are saved.”

Two powerful elements of faith – what you believe in your heart and the words you say—they must match to have any effect in receiving the promises of God.

If you believe Jesus in your heart – but the words you say contradict your heart, then your faith is not a separated faith. Remember that one smidgen of doubt or unbelief cancels out your prayerful request. God does not honor doubt or unbelief, however He does know His plans for you and will encourage you to trust Him.

To get the right view of God in your heart, you must begin to believe what He has said about you and to you – that you are blessed, you are welcomed, you are anointed, you have authority in the natural world, you are no longer a slave but are free, you are holy and righteous because God lives in you.

Renew your mind to the truth given in His Word, believe them and your faith will be consecrated unto the Lord. You'll live doubt free and the promises of God will flow in you and through you.

Proverbs 23:17 “Don't envy sinners, but always continue to fear [honor] the Lord. For surely you have a future ahead of you, your hope will not be disappointed.”

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Heart of Faith

How well do you know the Lord? When you hear something from the Word of God does your heart rejoice or does it make you feel bad or ashamed? This is a quick indicator of your heart condition and relationship with the Lord. If you have an intimate relationship with Him, every word is a blessing and you will receive it with joy. But if you don't, then every word sounds like a curse.

Proverbs 3:11 “My child don't ignore it when the Lord disciplines you and don't be discouraged when He corrects you. For the Lord corrects all those He loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights”

What you believe about God in your heart is how your relationship will go. If you have the concept that God is a harsh disciplinarian, not wanting you to have any fun, and to follow Him is to hard, then your heart will become hard to His Word. But if you have experienced the goodness and favor of God and have understood His Words are to give you the fullness of life then His Word is all you desire.

Psalms 18:26 “To the pure you show yourself pure, but to the wicked you show yourself hostile”

Proverbs 20:10-11 “The Lord despises double standards of every kind. Even children are known by the way they act, whether their conduct is pure and right.”

The Born Again believer must understand that all their sins are totally and completely erased by the blood of Jesus. God is not angry or upset about sin, He sees you pure and holy – even if you don't feel that way. Grasping this basic truth about salvation will set you free to release your heart in faith.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Faith in Living

We hear the word “faith” all the time. It means different things to different people. Most people think of faith as a place as in “house of faith” or a teaching or doctrine. The worldly meaning of faith is trusting in the physical, what can be seen—but the true meaning of faith is trust in God – our creator, our mentor, our savior, who can not be seen with our natural eyes.

Placing faith in things that are seen versus things that are not, is not real faith. It doesn't take faith to accept what we see in the natural world, but it does take faith to see what is in the spiritual world. We don't need huge faith to see the miracles of God, just a smidgen is all it takes.

The number one faith killer is doubt or unbelief. No matter what you ask for, hope for or pray for, if there is a smidgen of doubt or unbelief it totally cancels out your request or desire. If when we ask God for something, like a beggar and not His child, we will not get it. That is an action of unbelief.

In order to receive from God your heart has to believe Him, know He will not withhold any good thing from you. Just like when you accepted Jesus. Something spoke to your heart and you wanted that and believed it. This is one of the keys to the kingdom. You have to believe God loves you unconditionally and never has any ill-will towards you.

Paul wrote to the Corinthian church to confirm that they, the believers, were the temple of the living God. You have to know that God lives in you. You have to know that His power works through you, but His power can not be released if you have doubt and unbelief residing in you.

So the Christian life begins with Jesus coming into you at salvation. He brought His power and authority in you, but if you are not living a faith filled life, by accepting and believing this most basic principal, you will be overcome by the natural world and its lies.

Encourage your faith! Grow it. Nurture it. Live it

Here I Am

Hello Friends,

It has been awhile since I have posted. I have been on a faith mission of sorts, pressing in on God and seeking to grow my relationship with Him. It's been a fabulous journey full of blessing and discovery. I've tested what God has said in His Word and it's all true. Every word is a treasure, every purpose a blessing.

I've prepared a few posts based on what I have discovered about faith. Here's a bit about what I will post. Most Christians really struggle with what they truly believe and about salvation. Most of us don't know God in a personal deep loving relationship. Most of us don't understand God's Will and our part. Most Christians don't know they have power and authority in this world. I have discovered that faith is the key ingredient to achieving God's Will. Without faith our saved lives will not produce a single blessing.

I hope you enjoy