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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Faith: It's the Key

Faith. We hear it all the time: "The mind is a powerful thing. Think it and you can have it."

One thing is certain; We ALL want it! So, just how does one get the faith of a mustard seed? We start with a simple little thing called, "Thanks!" In all seriousness, it really is that simple.

"It is good to give thanks to the LORD And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; [2] To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning and Your faithfulness by night, [3] With the ten-stringed lute and with the harp, With resounding music upon the lyre. [4] For You, O LORD, have made me gladly what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of Your Hands." (Psalm 92, NASB)

King David is the same David who with the help of God, protected his sheep from both a bear and a lion! He is also the very same David who slew Goliath. King David was truly the best King our nation has had to date. Do You know WHY that is? Because David LOVED the LORD and he THANKED Him for EVERYTHING!!!

David had faith that he would beat Goliath. He KNEW God was for him. How did he have that depth of faith? He had it because he KNEW God. How did he know God? He used his mind to build His relationship with God. See for yourself:

[7]I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night. [8] I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. [9] Therefore my heart is gland and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely.[10] For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay. [11] you will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. (Psalm 16:7-11, NASB, a Mikhtam of David)

Jesus tells us something very interesting about faith:

[6] And the Lord said, "If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and be planted in the sea'; and it would obey you. (Luke 17:6, NASB)

[20] And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. (Matthew 17:20, NASB)

Faith is obviously a game changer. With it you can move mountains. How do you get faith to grow as big as a mustard seed? You thank God EVERY day. As David did, you bless the LORD for all he has shown you. Acknowledge Him. It is in doing this, that your eyes will begin to open up wide enough to see things in the Spiritual Light.

We are all given a measure of faith: [3] For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he out to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. (Romans 12:3, NASB)

The true question is, "What are you going to do with YOUR measure of faith?" Are you going to feed it or are you going to let it simply lie dormant? That my friends is the element of 'Free Will'. God is not going to force you to use your faith, but I assure you, He has tried to arouse your interest regarding your faith! Not only does He tell you about the very power that faith holds for you, He also reveals how your faith can indeed help protect you!:

[16] in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. (Ephesians 6:16, NASB)

As your faith grows, things begin to happen that will help your faith to grow. God even tells us that this will be the case:

[16] For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. [17] For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, as it is written, "BUT THE RIGHTEOUS man SHALL LIVE BY FAITH."

I don't know if you are living today with the measure of faith you were given at birth or if perhaps things have happened in your life that have grown your faith in the living God over the years. I can tell you that I truly have gone from faith to faith and I have been blessed to have seen glorious wonders. Many that I have shared in my most recent book, "You Are Worthy Too: The Proof is in the Pudding"

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May you be blessed in your purchase. Father, today I thank you for all you have done in my life. I thank you for calling me forth to share my story. How cool my life has been thus far. Only you could weave such a tale! I thank you for all the color in my life. I thank you for all the blessings I received along the way. I thank you for the lives you put in my path allowing me to shine your light into lives. I long to be a worker in the harvest. One who reveals your glory so brightly that countless are dazzled by your brilliant light. May my true life story, my never ending adventurous life be the line that draws them closer to You! Thank you LORD God for using me as I always dreamt you might! In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Wendy, Mom of Many, walks with God

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