Living By Faith
We need to be living by faith! It is the only way to live our lives. We can't be tied into this dark world. We need to strive to become a light in this dark generation. When it is hard keep your eyes on Jesus, just remember that He is the only One that will NEVER fail you! He is with you & He will never leave you nor forsake you. We need to have that faith like a mustard seed. We don't just want to read about faith; we have to be living our lives by faith. Matthew 17:20 declares,"He replied, "Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." This is an amazing promise from God, because if you follow God's will all the time, nothing will be impossible for you! Charles Spurgeon once said,"“God is too good to be unkind and He is too wise to be mistaken. And when we cannot trace His hand, we must trust His heart.” It is our job to trust His heart! We know that He is a good, good Father and that He cares for us with all His heart! We are His children and we need to obey Him!
When trials come and it is hard to have faith... keep your mind on the Lord. We need to be meditating on God's Word, praying to Him, & following His Word ,and His Will. Joshua 1: 8 says,"Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." We need to be mediating day and night! When you do that you will fight the good fight and you will finish the race with victory in Jesus! Amen!! I know in my life when I have faith and follow Jesus with all my heart ,I experience victory! We can't be led away from the Lord when we have trials. We need to draw closer to His heart! Isaiah 55:5-6 says,"Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near." We need to be calling on His name & seeking the Lord, because when we do that we will draw near to Him. You will grow in your relationship with the Lord. Your relationship will be growing like a bean stock. Growing, growing, & growing! James 4:8 declares,"Draw near to God and He will draw near to you Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded." We need to keep our hearts pure and to be thinking about the Lord every minute of the day.
I challenge you this week to brighten someone's week today with a smile or encouraging them about the Lord and His Word. Seek His face and start focusing your life on the Lord. I also challenge you to bring the faith on with your relationship with the Lord and have faith like a mustard seed!
"When you start living your life by faith you will be blessed"~