Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Faith, or Giving Up

It Is Written, Hebrews 11:1, now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
This may seem like a strange title, but it won't be after I explain.
We all know by this time that faith involves total trust in God. Many of us struggle with that idea, sometimes for years. The human mind has difficulty believing there is a God. Some people are so against the idea, that they totally ignore an overwhelming amount of common sense that proves the existence of God. Possibly this is out of fear.Given that fact, you now have to contend with the idea of what many call blind faith. They think you have to be a moron to believe that way.
Okay. Now let's look at a spirit filled Christian. Let's assume that this person prays, and believes to the point that he trusts God completely. He is exercising what some called blind faith. He leaves the outcome to God.
Now for the next question. Did this person exhibit faith in God, or did he just give up on his own efforts in default to God? Here's the reason for the question. Giving up because you are totally frustrated, and don't expect the answer to your prayer, is quite different than giving up, because you believe that God really will answer your prayer.
We all need to decide on the reason we give up, because that will determine the outcome. Make sure the reason you give up, is because you have faith. Faith is always rewarded. If you make trusting in God a major part of your life, you will never have to ask yourself that question again. Praise the Lord.
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You
Amen