Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Walk by Faith

So many times we say we have faith but we wimp out. We coward at the fall of what others think, or MIGHT think. Or give to much credence to the "what if's" that never really happen or the "hypothetical" exercising excuses for reality of nothing more than "what if".

Yikes. I am being challenged in so many things and so many steps during the life I live. I am a simpleton; with a heart desiring to please God. The ONLY TRUE GOD - YahWeh, Adoni - JEHOVAH! I AM.

"Therefore boldly declare what God says you have, and He will accomplish what you believe. You must, however, exhibit genuine faith and trust HIM with your entire being. Crumbs

'We Must be willing to live by faith, not hoping or desiring to live any other way. We must be willing to have every light around us extinguished to have every star in the heavens blotted out, and to live with nothing encircling us but darkness and danger. Yes, we must be wiling to do all this, if God will only leave within our soul an inner radiance from the pure, bright light that faith has kindled. Thomas C. Upham ' "

Therefore, (What is it there for?) well let me tell you;
"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. " Romans 5:1-ff

Words of Encouragement for Honduras ;-)

" He knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. Job 23:10

Faith grows during storms. These are just four little words, but what significance they have to someone who has endured life-threatening storms!
'Faith is that God-given ability that, when exercised, brings the unseen into plain view. It deals with the supernatural and makes impossible things possible. And yes, it grows during storms-that is it grows through disturbances in the spiritual atmosphere. Storms are caused by conflicts between the physical elements, and the storms of the spiritual world are conflicts with super natural, hostile elements. and it is in this atmosphere of conflicts that faith finds its most fertile soil and grows most rapidly to maturity.
' The strongest trees are found not in the thick shelter of the bear down upon them. The fierce winds bend and twist them until they become giant in stature. these are the trees that toolmakers seek for handles for their tools, because of the wood's great strength.
' It is the same in the spiritual world. Remember, when you see a person of great spiritual stature, the road you must travel to walk with him is not one where the sun always shines and wildflowers always bloom. Instead, the way is a steep, rocky and narrow path, where the winds of hell will try to knock you off your feet, and where sharp rocks will cut you, prickly thorns will scratch your face, and poisonous snakes will slither and hiss all around you.
' The path of faith is one of sorrow and joy, suffering and healing comfort, tears and smiles, trials and victories, conflicts and triumphs, and also hardships, dangers, beatings, persecutions, misunderstanding, trouble, and distress. Yet "in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us' Romans 8:37.
' Yes, 'in all these' - even during storms, when the winds are the most intense- 'we are more than conquerors.' You may be tempted to run from the ordeal of a fierce storm of testing but head straight for it! God is there to meet you in the center of each trial. And he will whisper to you His secrets, which will bring you out with a radiant face and such an invincible faith that all the demons of hell will never be able to shake it.
E.A. Kilbourne (Streams in the Desert)' "