faith pt 3

Just because people don’t believe or have difficulty comprehending the power, perfection and loving heart of God doesn’t mean these things are not true.
God won’t force us to believe what He says or what He has done, or even to walk in the awesome plan and purpose He uniquely created each of us for. That decision is entirely up to us.

But I for one want to grab hold of with both hands all for which He took hold of me. I don’t want to miss opportunities because I didn’t choose to listen or believe. What a waste when we can do, and be so much more.

However we must understand that in our walk of faith and believing that when God reveals things to us there is a process. First He speaks potential and revelation, and as a result a seed of what is possible and God’s plan for us is planted in our hearts and minds. Then we face the problem of realising we need more faith for it to come to pass, which leads us to searching out and receiving the promises in His Word, which fixes the problem. Then we receive the plan and strategy to move forward.

What comes next is what I term “putting wheels on our faith” or how to walk out the process stage

5 . Walking out the process stage – “The fight of faith”. When we receive a promise from God there is a process to be walked through, it doesn’t usually just happen.  The thinking “if it’s God’s will for my life it’ll just happen” has caused far too many of us to miss out.

There is battle going on and when we start to walk by faith and put our believing to work there is often opposition that will test our conviction and faith stance. This is where those “faith muscles” we’ve been building in knowing God and His Word come to the fore.

We have to stand up to any opposition, negativity, doubt and  unbelief. We fight with our faith and the knowledge of who we are in Jesus and the authority we have in Him, so that our promise comes to pass. God says we have overcome, and that we are more than conquerors. So we must not lie down but determine to get up; to stand in the revelation we have received, to take the promises in God’s word (which God says is our sword – Ephesians 6:17) and use it to push through any opposition.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)

“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” (Ephesians 6:17)

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,  nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:37-38)

Continue to trust God; do what He tells you to do, and keep believing. The fulfilment of your promise is on the way.

Prayer: Lord help me to see who I am in you and to continue to stand on your promises for my breakthrough and to put “wheels on my faith” today. In Jesus name Amen