FAITH IS EXPRESSED CONFIDENCE IN GOD TO ACT

Posted: July 24, 2016 in Art, Books, Christianity, Education, Encouragement, Faith, Family, History, Hope, Inspiration, Life, Lifestyle, News, Parenting, Photography, Politics, Quotes, Success, Travel, Uncategorized

a humility image

‘If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.’ – Daniel 3:17-18 NIV

So my previous post reinforces and reminds us that though we may ‘feel,’ or ‘think’ that we are undeserving, incapable, or unable to experience something greater, better, new according to what God proclaims and promises in His word, it’s not true. One of the reasons for Christ coming to dwell, walk, and live among us was to show us and demonstrate what the outcome of faith would grant us access to. ‘The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.’ – 1 John 3:8 NIV

When you read the account of the 3 Hebrew boys and their response to the threat of death that was imminent, provided at the top of this post, is a great illustration of faith declaring what God can do. They understood anything is possible with God and what may be impossible for them to do in their own strength, God could do in His power. Beyond this, they also understood that even if God didn’t do it, doesn’t mean God couldn’t and it is His providential choice to do, or not to do. They believed, however, He would. Their expressed confidence in God, faith, and their courage to face persecution, for God’s glory, positioned them for the miraculous and the impossible. They displayed the proper posture, reverence and humility before God, that allowed them to encounter a greater source of power to experience victory, triumph, and deliverance from a great trial.

What trial, challenge, circumstance, or opposition are you currently facing God is inviting you to ‘declare an expression of faith’ in what He can do? What is causing you to ‘think,’ or ‘feel’ faith is insufficient to grant you access to the impossible, or the miraculous? Why would God allow Christ to die for you and withhold the blessings of the fullness of life Christ came for us to have from you?

Acknowledge in prayer the thoughts and feelings inhibiting and prohibiting your faith and courage to work for you. Write down and journal what you would like to see ‘faith’ accomplish in your life that would require God and grace, His power, to allow you to encounter the impossible and miraculous. Get in His word and identify the passages of scripture that will feed your faith and fuel your courage to take action in demonstrating the proper posture and position you need to see God manifest His promises to you.

Father, grant us the ability to demonstrate the necessary self-discipline and self-determination that allows room for Your Holy Spirit to work in us and through us to live, thrive, and experience the fullness of life faith grants me access to.

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