Brother Phil wrote on the OCC forum: "Our faith, our future and very lives, need to be put in the Lord hands." I say AMEN and AMEN to this. Doing this is the SECRET to Victory in our lives, allowing God to take over.
As in the case of Elisha,(2 Kings 6:15-17) God will show us things (we may need to do, not to do, make us understand etc) which we would not see with our natural understanding, or our physical eyes, as we walk in faith, trusting the Father.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall... be given him. James 1:2-5
Difficult times in our lives will give us an opportunity to get closer to the Lord, to know Him more and to see Him at work, as we put our faith in Him. Therefore many of the Old Testament stories are so important to read, study and meditate upon them. Such stories have greatly impressed my faith...that I would say... SEE GOD CAN DO IT, and HE WILL DO IT AGAIN, for He is the same yesterday, today and for ever.
O man, this about puts my feet on dancing... HALLELUJAH!
We have only seen the surface of what God can do through faith. Jesus Himself states that we can move mountains if we only had faith as small as a mustard seed. So, if there are MOUNTAINS in your life they can be dissolved!!
Why do Christians LOOK, and not SEE? For many look around for an answer, but don't see with their spiritual eyes of faith the truth of what God's word is teaching.
God knows who we are, our laying down and getting up, and since we are all different, He will treat us as such.
It is amazing how our Lord is so personal to each individual follower, in His support, giving direction, encouragement and teaching in the way we should walk.
All our difficulties and troubles can be overcome through the Holy Spirit. Of course this does not mean that we will be perfect while living on this globe. But we will go from VICTORY TO VICTORY. Amen!
Indeed ALL GLORY to the Father, who gives us strength, wisdom and insight, as needed.
1 John 5:4,5 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
Faith is a very important key because it puts God's power into action on our behalf. Consider Daniel and the lions, Rahab's red rope, and David, when he killed Goliath.
These are just some of the examples on how faith is put into action. Having faith can be compared to that of a muscle. The more you exercise it and put it into action, the stronger it gets. Hence, the more effective you become in OVERCOMING.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Did you get that?
Through faith in the finished work of Christ, we will cross the seas of this earthly life with its storms and arrive on the other shore in the safe harbour of God. Glory to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Be encouraged and allow God to be in control of your life.
In His service,
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman