Thursday, November 19, 2015

ON INCREASING YOUR FAITH
















It's been a while since I posted here but I'm hoping and working on soon sharing some of the things I've been writing and learning.My boyfriend and I are currently doing our scripture memory from Hebrews 11. It's a chapter I've always tried knowing by heart and now that we are two of us, I'm delighted about the progress we've made so far (Two are better than one- Ecclesiastes 4:9-12). This morning I read an email he forwarded to me from Family TV, 'Word for Today', and I thought everyone should have a read...

Hebrews 11:1
NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, [a]the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

Lord Increase my Faith
When you and I say Lord increase my faith, many times in the back of our minds we are thinking that the more faith I have then the quicker what I believe for will show up.

But is that really the case? When I say Lord Increase my faith, I am saying, just like Abraham, may I have the strength to wait for the promised son even though physically my body is wasting away and it seems impossible to have a child.

Once I have that child and you Lord, ask me to sacrifice him, May I have the strength to believe that you will show up even though my only son is on the altar and I have a knife in my hand ready to cut his throat.

When I say Lord increase my faith I am saying Lord, when my enemy is in pursuit of me just like Moses and the children of Israel, and all I can see before me is a great sea, may I still believe that you know what you are doing.

When you tell me to raise my staff and part the waters, though my head tells me that is not possible may I obey and walk on dry ground.

When I say Lord increase my faith I am saying just like Joshua when I am surrounded by walls that are keeping me away from my promised land, may I listen and obey the voice of God. Though it may look silly and unrealistic to those around me, may I go round the walls of Jericho and see them come tumbling down.

Like Shadrach Meshach and Abednego I am saying that I know that the God that I serve He is able to deliver me but even if He chooses not to, still I will not compromise the standard He has laid down for my life.

When I say Lord Increase my faith I am saying Lord though you have not showed up and I am being thrown into the fire, I still believe that you can show up right in the middle of the fire.

Like Daniel when I say Lord Increase my faith I am not saying Lord save me from the lions den, but rather I will not compromise though they throw me into the den I still believe the lions will not consume me.

Like Peter may I be quick to obey and jump on to the water when you beacon me to come rather than reason how that will work out.

When I say Lord increase my faith, may I still wait on you though Lazarus may be dead buried and already decomposing. Give me the strength to believe that you can still raise him from the dead.

For your faith to be increased it means you are telling God, place me in situations where I can exercise my faith, in other words bring impossible situations my way.

Matthew 17:20 (New International Version) I tell you the truth, 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."

Faith comes into effect when you are facing mountains and impossible situations in your life. I don’t need faith when I have the money to pay the rent…I simply pay it.

But the picture is different when I don’t have the money yet God has promised to supply and the land lord is knocking on my door. That’s the right environment for God to answer the prayer Lord increase my faith.

So… are you still interested for the Lord to increase your faith?

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