Even with the Disciples being with Jesus for three whole years…… still……they could not handle the real Faith factor in their lives. It was just so much more than they could somehow have soak into their brains.
Through the years I have sat in Conferences and as I see those notes taken so long ago, I realize that Faith is Faith…..Nothing becomes out of date. Faith is still Faith and nothing and no one can sway it.
How do I grow in Faith? Jesus scolded Peter for doubting. Remember when Jesus walked on the water to get to the boat? The disciples were terrified at first. Jesus told them that it was he. Then Peter said “If it is you, command me to come to You on the water.” Jesus did. As He caught Peter, he said, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (Matt. 14:31) What on earth is wrong with you Peter!!!!!! IF it is You !!!!!!! OF COURSE…. IT IS YOU!!
Remember the hallmark of a Christian is that it is by faith that we live. The key to dynamic Christian living is FAITH.
Knowledge. ” Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” (Rom. 10:17)
Affirmation. Sees the unseen God and says: I BELIEVE YOU!
Conviction. God’s love and power are released in my life when my reliance upon Him is put into motion.
UNBEATABLE COMBINATION: GOD AND ME!!!!!
Live as if all depends on me and trust as if all depends on God.
God will do what I can’t do, while I do what He won’t do.
PURPOSE of growing in Faith
To love the Lord with all my heart, and with all my soul and with ALL of my mind.” (Matt. 22:37)
Faith is ……….
putting all your eggs in God’s basket and counting your blessings….BEFORE…. they are hatched.
My thots: Faith is not understandable. Faith is mine only when I am sold out to Jesus Christ. I can not have any questions in my mind when Faith begins its astronomical work. This is very hard, difficult, trying and immovable. Faith is Faith and NOTHING and NO ONE can change it or hinder it once the sold-out proposition is in full swing. Butttttttttttttttt…. how often is it ever in FULL SWING in your life?