Monday, 8 January 2018

FAITH - Its been bumping into me ALL week!

So, the first week of the year is almost over!  And it just seems like the topic of "faith" is jumping out at me at every turn.  The devotional I have chosen to use this year is titled "A Mustard Seed" by Angus Buchan.  Well, Duh, isn't the mustard seed story all about faith?  (Matt 17v20)

Then there are the scriptures that I am currently reading.  I try to read one chapter in the old and one in the new testament every day.  And are they not all "faith-filled?!"

Then there is social media.  Yes, I spend way too much time there.  But I do try to spend more time sending out positive stuff, God-centred stuff, than just scrolling 😊.  Almost everything that jumps out at me is "faith" related.

Do you think God is trying to tell me something?  

I can answer that question pretty easily.  Ummm, YES!  We are in a season where we can't just speak about faith.  We are coming to a place of having to act on it!  Its scary to say the least.  The thing is though, when we do as David did, and many of the bible characters, and remember all that God has already done for us, all that He has already brought us through, when we remember all those things, why do we fret?  Why do we doubt?

One could say it is human nature.  But Paul tells us constantly to deny our human side, our carnal side, and to try to live our lives spiritually (Romans 8v5), with the Holy Spirit in our hearts, influencing our minds and our actions.  Not always easy and that is why I believe God's mercies, so undeserved, are new every morning (Lam 3 v 22-23).  He knows we need a fresh start every 24 hours.  Every hour if necessary.

Let me then encourage you with some of the "Faith" moments of my week!


My One Word for 2018 is "ABIDE" and I think that practising faith is a great step towards abiding in Christ, abiding in His word.  One has to actively choose faith over fear in every instant that it presents itself.  

For example:  "How am I going to get through this?" πŸ‘ˆfear!  Choose faith in this situation:  "I choose to believe as God's word says that all things are possible through Christ who strengthens me!" (Matt 19v26) πŸ‘ˆ Faith statement!

Another example:  How are we going to make it financially this month? πŸ‘ˆ fear!  Choose faith in this situation:  "I am tithing to the Lord my first fruits and His word says that if I do, He will open up the windows of heaven that I won't be able to contain the blessings, and, He will keep the devour'er from my door!" (Mal 3v10) πŸ‘ˆ Faith statement!

Do you know that faith grows from hearing the word? (Rom 10 v 17).  How does one hear the word?  Well, there is church, Christian TV, but also, you can read God's word out aloud to yourself.  You will be hearing it, and by hearing, your faith will grow!  Give it a go!  God's word is truth!

I hope that I have encouraged you in your faith walk.  It is a daily walk!  Lets do this together!

God bless
Tracy




My abide Scripture for this post is:
Rom 10 v 17:  So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.


2 comments:

  1. Abide, that is an interesting word Tracy, like staying with, being close, in His presence (there is fullness of joy). FAITH is nothing unless it has been tested.... yeah right. We can read scriptures all we want, but we must DO as it says. And I have learned that when fear shows up, faith leaves. BLESSINGS to you in 2018 my friend.

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    1. Hi Marja, blessings to you too for 2018! God bless

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