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|Posted on 7 August, 2011 at 12:17|
I wrote this blog post a little over two years ago. May it blesses you like it has blessed me.
(I've revised the pink highlighted area to show the importance of acting out/walking in faith to receive the promises of God) Thank you Holy Spirit... for I needed your Word reaffirmed in me!!!
Hebrews 11:1, Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
I have learned there is a thin line between faith and foolishness. As I continue to grow in the knowledge, wisdom and understanding of God… the Living Word, I’ve come to understand that most of my past decisions and choices have been made out of pure foolishness. Some may say you are being pretty hard on your self, maybe true, but the truth is what’s making me free…. free of bondages and strongholds. And if there is any hope of deliverance you must first face yourself with all honesty.
Foolishness derives from ignorance, lack of knowledge and wisdom, making uninformative decisions and choices without first seeking wise counsel, through prayer (asking God for wisdom), studying the word of God (to gain knowledge and wisdom), and seeking wise counsel (seeking knowledge and Godly wisdom from those with more experience).
Foolishness often time will cause you to act out of impulse from lack of patience, out of your own fleshly desires, on a regular basis, without thinking, without even seeking knowledge, wisdom and understanding. It causes you to react without a concern about future consequences, only concern for the present fulfillment, self preservation and self ratification (Pride). Some proclaim to be teaching and preaching faith, to fulfill there own lustful desires, and in so doing, you believe in what they say, trusting fully in what they say is the word God to only learn, as you study the Word of God for yourself, allowing the Holy Ghost to teach you and your knowledge and wisdom increase, that it was not all truth but quite the opposite…causing yourself to be in bondage.
Faith will propel you to move beyond your bad experiences, and not hold grudges DO NOT HARBOR UNFORGIVENESS,release it, confess it to God, ask God for forgiveness and LET IT GO>...BY PULLING DOWN STRONGHOLDS AND CASTING DOWN IMAGINATIONS BY SPEAKING THE WORD OF GOD CONTINUOUSLY. Unforgiveness will build up strongholds and put you in bondage.Unforgiveness will give the enemy a foothold over you. Faith will cause you to view it as lessons learned and wisdom and knowledge gained to help someone else.
Faith will propel you to move forward, to continue in your daily activities when your mind is drained and your heart is heavy and your body is tired.
Faith will tell you don’t slack, keep moving and doing the things that you know to do, even though there are needs you can’t meet, but believing that God shall supply all your need according to His riches in Glory. I must keep moving forward, I must not slack, I must keep believing that “With God All Things Are Possible” (Mathew 19:26 . I must believe that the best is yet to come. )
Faith tells you to trust in God, not in self and not in man… trust that God will never leave you nor forsake you… trust that God has not bought you this far to leave you… although you may not see how you’re coming out of that thing, you know and believe that with God all things are possible.
Faith will cause you NOT to go into a depression and isolation from people hoping to sleep your problems away.
Faith will cause you to NOT focus on your incapabilities when He calls you to a ministry or an assignment, or places a desire in your heart, but focus on God's ability to equip you, to prepare you, to provide open doors of opportunity for you to effectively accomplish the things He has called you to, to succeed in the things He has purposed in your heart.
Faith will cause you NOT to focus on where you're at but where you're going... to look and move beyond your circumstances, your frustrations, your hurts, your disappointments.
Faith will strengthen you to face your problems and wisdom to overcome, because you believe and trust in a living God who is able to do all things... who is able to heal broken hearts; strengthen the weak, who is able to give you favor with man. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. For by him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether they are kings, lords, rulers, or powers. All things have been created through him and for him. (1Collossians 1:16)
Faith will give you strength when your weak, lift you above your problems, so that your problems will be under your subjection, and not above you controlling your very being.
Faith will give you hope for tomorrow, a desire to not give up, courage and strength to push forward in spite of your problems, a vision to see beyond where you’re at, and a voice to prophesy the vision into fruition.
Ephesians 3:20, Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. (Power=Holy Ghost that resides within us - He only works according to our faith…what we believe)
"If I believe in the the promises of God with hope, through faith, I can see it through faith, and if I can see it through faith, I can achieve it... through faith in God by working out my faith and not foolishness."
James 2:18, But someone may say, "You have faith, and I have works/actions." Show me your faith without any works/actions, and I will show you my faith by my works/actions.
James 2:20, Faith without works/actions is dead!
Categories: August 2011