Do we have faith in our circumstances and difficulties? Do we believe God is a deliverer and a rewarder of those that diligently seek him? Is there anything that you are facing now where you can ask yourself do I believe God? We know that Faith without works is a dead faith, but Jesus also said the work of God is to believe on Him.
Jesus answered and said unto them, this is the work of God that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
St. John 6:29
We live in an age where convenience is everywhere and sometimes, as a result, we can be lulled into the thought that all things should easy. Often it is a struggle to have faith because we are surrounded by so much SELF-SUFFIENCY and UNBELIEF. Being faithful to a function or post in a church setting is admirable, but the bible says holding faith is more commendable. It is more important to believe God in our circumstances that to put in hours of labors preaching, teaching, ushering, singing, or any other activity that we call working for God. Can we believe God even when we see no way out of our situation?
What is God telling us in scripture? It is more important to believe God in our circumstances than to put in hours of labors preaching, teaching, ushering, singing, or any other activity that we call working for God.
Can we believe God even when we see no way out of our situation?
Do we believe God can bring our loved ones to Christ?
Do we believe God can change our circumstances?
Do we believe that God is not trying to hurt us but help us to be more like him in our afflictions?
Let’s encourage ourselves this week to believe God.
Big or Little Things. It doesn’t matter.
If we are holding onto his promises for a big thing, that’s good, if that’s what God sends our way, but God doesn’t always send big items our way. He really gets just as much glory if we trust him with our everyday needs. God wants most of all to get the glory out of the faith we have for everyday grace.
Glory from how we live, how we SHINE in the face of tribulation and adversity.
Romans 5:3-5 (KJV) And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
The word glory means in a sense to “boast” but not in the way we often use in our everyday vernacular. Boasting to us usually seems like a negative thing, but the bible tells us to rejoice or take great pride in the midst of our troubles. Why? Because even though we are in the middle of difficulty, God the circumstances themselves and how we are going through them speak to his glory.
We as followers of the Lord, Jesus Christ, find comfort and purpose in our afflictions.
What this scripture tells us is that enduring our daily difficulties produces patience; patience for the final result. If we don’t believe God for our ordinary circumstances, we will not grow.
If we don’t believe God for our ordinary circumstances, we will not grow.
We won’t obtain spiritual depth…if we don’t believe God. Do we want to be shallow Christians? Christians that only do works but don’t believe?
Everything God does for us deserves praise. When God fulfills our daily requests and blesses us we have a testimony and that testimony is that we believed God.
When we are encountering people in our everyday lives, it is best to remember that God is molding us into the image of Christ. God wants us to project his image in all that we do and say.
What are some things I am doing or thought patterns I am entertaining that are affecting my faith?