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Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Showing posts with label faith. Show all posts
Showing posts with label faith. Show all posts

Friday, February 21, 2020

Faith is not...

trust, or belief, or confidence, or conviction, or credence, or reliance, or dependence, or optimism, or hopefulness, or hope, or expectation, or any attitude or principle you can put into practice.

John 5:39-40 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, 40. yet you refuse to come to me to have life.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (CEV) With all your heart you must trust the LORD and not your own judgment. 6. Always let him lead you, and he will clear the road for you to follow.

FAITH IS A RELATIONSHIP! With God the Father, through His Son Jesus, and by the Holy Spirit.

In this relationship, we grow in;  trust, belief, confidence, conviction, credence, reliance, dependence, optimism, hope, expectation, and anticipation.




        Monday, February 10, 2020

        And behold, I Am with you always,

        There is never a time that the Holy Spirit is not present in our lives.

        Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

        Luke 12:32  “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

        Hebrews 13:5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

        Saturday, January 25, 2020

        Play it by ear?

        To play it by ear is to act according to the situation. Playing it by ear means you work with what you get.

        The original meaning of this term was to play music without sheet music, meaning you improvised from what you heard and did your best to bring everything into harmony with a melody that everyone would appreciate.   Hmm?

        Jesus said "I don't do anything except what I "see" (Present tense) my father doing.

        I believe this is what it means when Paul said "All that are led by the spirit of God, they are the children of God"

        Matthew 10:9 (Luke 12:12)When they bring you to trial, do not worry about what you are going to say or how you will say it; when the time comes, you will be given what you will say.

        Friday, January 17, 2020

        The natural state of our spirituality?

        John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to know the Father except through me.

        Romans 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God they are children of God.

        John 14:16. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you forever. 17. the Spirit of truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you do know Him, for He abides with you and will be in you.…

        Colossians 3:15  "The peace that Christ gives is to guide you in the decisions you make;"

        Compared to...

        Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

        Matthew 24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.

        1 Peter 5:8-9 “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world."

        Sunday, December 15, 2019

        Who is the enemy?

        Ephesians 6:12  For our battle is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. 

        IT IS A SPIRITUAL BATTLE. Fought in the Spiritual realm. It is only successful for us in the physical realm, who have been born of the Spirit, when we proclaim "Not my will but yours be done" and then trust and obey His guidance in that moment.

        Wednesday, February 27, 2019

        Spend Time vs Pay Attention?

        The world is full of distraction. It takes up our time, it occupies our attention.
        It seems we have a lot to spare. In fact sometimes I prefer distraction when it comes to my current situation. Why? Because nothing seems to be happening...

        At least from my perspective.

        So I'm learning about the Bible verse that says... "Those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength".

        Sunday, July 16, 2017

        Endure to the end as you contend for the faith

        Phil. 3:12 Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. 16 Only let us hold true to what we have attained.

        Sunday, April 9, 2017

        God's Creative Guidance

        There is not a thing that you cannot overcome trusting in God's creative guidance.

        Wednesday, April 6, 2016

        Authentic Faith?

        The difference between "authentic faith" and a "trust in their own understanding" has huge ramifications on how our "faith" is lived out and therefore passed on.

        Biblical principles are made alive by the Holy Spirit as one realizes their need to be guided. Thus knowledge is acquired... If a man knows to do good and doesn't do it, that is sin

        The problem is when we trust in our own understanding. (Prov. 3:5-6)

        Faith implies a present-tense relationship with God. Present-tense is used in grammar for actions that are happening now. We reside/exist in the Now, and so does our relationship with God. It is impossible to have "Faith" in God without a relationship with Him where His presence is experienced in the present.

        We think that we have the ability to anticipate the contingencies that our choices will propagate. But we forget "we see through a glass darkly"! Our perspective and therefore our understanding is limited. But God's is not.


        Romans 8:14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God,
        they are the children of God.

        Tuesday, June 23, 2015

        “Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith.

        Matthew 8:8–10
        8 But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, 3 ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” 10 When Jesus heard this, he marveled and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel 4 have I found such faith.

        Saturday, June 20, 2015

        What an overcomer would say.

        Philippians 3:12-16 (KJV)

        12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

        13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

        14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

        15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

        Sunday, October 12, 2014

        Have a Hope

        God says he has a plan for you. Are you paying attention?

        Who did Jesus say had the greatest faith? What did the Centurion understand? (Authority)

        What did it motivate him to do?  He asked Jesus to "give the command". What was Jesus' answer?

        A promise!

        Abraham's faith was based on a promise. He believed God and it was accounted to him righteousness.

        Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please God. For he that cometh to God, must believe that he is, and is a rewarder to them that seek him.
        What is the reward?

        2 Corinthians 1:20.  For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

        Hebrews 6:13  For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14 saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16 For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. 17 Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.

        Friday, June 22, 2012

        To be "present" in the Now.

        Have you ever been distracted? Has your attention ever been occupied? Have you ever lost track of what you were paying attention too?

        Being "Present" in the "Now" is the last thing the enemy of your Soul wants you to be aware of, understanding the reality of your existence, being aware and cognizant of your surroundings, both physical and Spiritual.

        It is there you "attend" to the need. It's the last thing the enemy of your soul wants you to realize. There is no better time than "Now". There are no other considerations as important, no other distractions that beg procrastination. Time and effort proclaim "do it now" there is no better opportunity for the doing,  and the promise "Be at Peace" is fulfilled when done. There is no greater Joy than to obey "Now".

        "for the Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit." ROMANS 14:17

        Tuesday, March 8, 2011

        Moments in the Now!

        I had a moment tonight to talk with Hudson (he's 14). He wanted to tell me about a word he had come across that started with "N". He explained if I did a search on Google for "emptiness, Wikipedia" that was where he found the word that started with "N".  I asked "you did a search for "emptiness"? He said, "I think that is why I'm lazy, I just think what's the point"?

        The word he found was "Nihilism" which means life is without objective meaning. 

        Hudson's favorite book of the Bible is Ecclesiastes because it expresses so much of how he feels. 

        I tried to remind him that the questions he is asking are important and that God is giving him the answer. Life is pointless without God. With God, what's the point? Then Harrison came in and wanted his DS connected to the wi-fi.

        After I tucked Hudson in for the night, I asked God to help me understand what Hudson was struggling with. I googled "emptiness" and began to click on search results. I came across this. A video that answers the question...

        WITH GOD, WHAT IS THE POINT?