Devotional 11/11/2016

We walk by faith and not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

Faith is like WiFi. Its invisible but it has the power to connect you to what you need.

The great thinkers of the world consider the ‘law of attraction’ as the pulling magnet from the spirit world into the natural world. But this really is: walking by faith. 

Faith is the certainty of having something not yet manifested. The Bible has different versions of the faith scripture: Faith is the certainty of what is hoped for, the conviction of what is not seen.

The King James version that faith is the substance of the things hoped for- and the evidence of the things not seen. One of my favorite things is to play with word! Lets do it!

Substance: the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists and which has a tangible, solid presence

Evidence: the available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid; verification, proof, confirmation; information given personally, drawn from a document, or in the form of material objects, tending or used to establish facts in a legal investigation or admissible as testimony in court.signs; indications.

Hope: a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen, trust

The bible in Hebrews 11:1, says that ‘Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see’. This means that humidity is the evidence of what we cannot see, to what is the substance of clouds and rain. It is the uncooked food in the supermarket, that makes for a delicious meal. It is the seed in the ground that brings about the substance of owning a farmers market. It makes no sense to bring an umbrella when the sun is shining, and there are no clouds in sight- but most of the time I know when it is going to rain by the humidity I feel and sometimes I simply feel like it will be a rainy day. 

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Many people give up on love, their dreams and even on life- opting out for a promiscuous life style, a dead end job or a pay bills and die mentality or suicide. But God offers us a life of abundance. 

I have learned that we in fact do have a human spirit. And this being is amazing, but this being is not holy and is not righteous.That is why God’s spirit joins with our spirit and cleanses us from the inside out. When we move in faith with or without God’s holy spirit, we are moving in spiritual currency. In the spirit world faith pays well. Although we do not always see it or understand it, it is working on our behalf. God calls us to a life style of faith. A life of hoping and trusting that God is good and that he works all things to good.

No one is doomed to bad luck, even if the circumstances tells us that we are done for or that God has moved on and skipped over us- Faith tells us that he is faithful. In the bible there are many instances when the chosen vessels lost faith and some were renewed in their faith. Some examples:

  • Moses doubted he would be a valid candidate to become His people’s deliverer
  • The Israelites complained and murmured through out their 40 years in the desert
  • Elijah the prophet ran into a cave because he thought Jezebel would kill him instead of trusting God for deliverance
  • Zechariah John the baptist father doubted the angel’s good news of him becoming a father and was made a mute
  • John the Baptist questioned Jesus when he went to jail- seeking confirmation that he was the Messiah
  • We also see Peter walking on water and then doubting God and begin to sink

We see in our lives how we doubt God’s faithfulness, His intentions with us and we question his ways.

Maybe you say I do not have super faith, I barely have faith. But I want you to know that God can increase your faith, if you ask Him.

Faith is the substance which God needs to give us the reality we hope for. When we choose to believe; we have the certainty in advance that it will manifest.

Let’s Pray:

Lord today, I pray for my self and all the people in the world. I pray for a dose of faith. May you increase our expectations; give us a trusting heart, ease our frustrations and anxieties and cover our minds from panic and from a giving up spirit. I pray like the father of the demon possessed boy “Help me overcome my unbelief!”. This is my simple prayer today, for all who read this message. I thank you Lord, for the work you have done and will do moving forward. Thank you, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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