Friday, July 29, 2016

HAPPY SABBATH: Faith ... And Belief








I Had Been Approaching Life The Wrong Way!

I Had Been Allowing Circumstance To Have The Say
BUT
I Had A Conversation With God One Day
AND
I Learned
That There Is A Better Way!

Really?!

Really!!

Okay!  Show Me!

What Do Joshua
Elijah
David
Samson
Hezekiah
Elisha
Daniel
Shadrach
Meshach
And Abednego
Have In Common?

Faith?

UNCOMMON FAITH!
They Believed God At His Word!

What Do You Mean?!

Take Joshua.  
God Said That The Battle Was Israel's
AND
As A Token
He Sent Rocks From Heaven 
To Help Destroy Israel's Foes!
In Charity With God
AND
In Faith And Belief
In The Everlasting Word
Joshua
In Determination To Complete The Battle
Said:

Sun Do Not Set!
Moon Do Not Rise!

And ... It Was So!

A Man Of Living Faith!

Take The Hebrew Boys!

Nebuchadnezzar! We Are Not Careful
To Speak To You!
We Will Not Worship Your God!
Our God Will Deliver Us
AND
Even If He Doesn't
We Still Will Not Bow Down!

And Jesus Christ Himself Came Down
AND ...

Saved Them!

Job?!

The Lord Giveth
AND
The Lord Taketh Away!
Blessed Is The Name Of The Lord!

His End Was Better Than His Beginning!
He Received Double What He Had Lost 
For He Maintained His Integrity Before God
Knowing That The Judge Of The Earth Would Do Right!

Elijah?

Called Down Fire From Heaven 
To Consume His Waterlogged Sacrifice!

AND

Prior To That
He Closed Up Heaven 
For THREE And A Half Years
So That It Did Not Rain!

AND ...

He Then In Turn Looked For Rain
AND
The Rains Came!

Elisha?

Asked For The First Born's Blessing 
- A Double Portion Of His "Father" Elijah's Spirit! -
AND
He Got It!

What Are You Changing About Your Self?

I Am Choosing To Believe God Can ...!

Can What?!

Do For Me What I Cannot Do For My Self!

I Am Choosing
- Even In The Face Of Mortal Disappointment -
To Permit God To Bless Me
By Believing In Advance That God Has Blessed Me
Even When What I Desire
Is Denied Me!
I Choose To Let God Lead Me
By My Faith In My Belief In God!

Samson Had Lost His Strength
AND
His Eyesight!
He Asked God
To Give Him Back His Strength
To Accomplish A Job Of Work!
God Blessed His Request
AND
He Levelled A Temple
With Bare Hands
Killing More People
That What He Killed
When He Was In His Prime!

Taking God
At His Word
Is Needful For All Christians
Elsewise
Who Can You Trust For Eternal Life In Eternity
IF
You Cannot Trust God
For Food
Shelter
Provision
Protection!

I Choose
To Trust The Eternal God
To Protect Me
Against The Machinations Of The Fraud
I Choose To Believe
That God Will Make A Way
For Me
As Long As I
Trust
Honor
Worship
Love
AND
Obey!

If God Says He Can
Then I Choose To Believe That He Will!

His Word Says
He Has
A Thousand Ways Of Provision
Which We Knowing Not About!

Lord,
Help Me This Day
To Keep My Big Trust Out
Even As Others Laugh
And
Joke About!
Help Me
Despite The World's Harsh Levity
To Indeed Trust You
With Great Gravity!
AMEN!

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I Choose To Believe Jesus Christ!

What About YOU?!