MUSTARD SEED FAITH IS ENOUGH

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by Tammy Phillips
June 1, 2020

Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not…?” So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. –Matthew 17:19-20 NKJV

The Lord only needs a little to work with.  A mustard seed size faith is enough to:

Ask boldly
Become a child of God
Comfort and Complete you
Direct you
Empower you
Free you from financial failure
Guide you
Heal your every hurt and disease
Instruct you
Jolt you into your call
Keep you from all harm
Love all
Move every mountain
Never take offense
Overcome the enemy
Prayerfully praise through the pain
Quench fleshly desires
Restore broken relationships
Save you
Tame your tongue
Understand the worlds were framed by the Word
Victoriously live
Wait on the Lord
Xpect God to meet your every need
Yearn for the impossible
Zealously repent

The disciples asked, “Why could we not…?”  A mustard seed size faith is enough to overcome all the “why could we not’s…?”

I encourage you to have the faith of a mustard seed.  You cannot see it, but you can believe it.  Nothing will be impossible for you.  

THE WORK OF THE GEMCUTTER

IMG_3878by Tammy Phillips
May 31, 2020

And we all are the work of Your hand. (Isaiah 64:8 NKJV)

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10 NKJV)

Gemstones, like emeralds and sapphires, are lost treasures in the earth until they are found.  Uncut precious materials that have not been cut and polished are referred to as rough.  Stones are cut and polished by progressive abrasion using finer and finer grits of harder substances, like diamonds.  The gemcutter uses the progressive technique to achieve the finished product, a sparkling gem.  Diamond grit scratches its way through the gemstone.  A liquid such as oil or water is used to wash away cutting debris and keep the stone from overheating.  After the gem is cut and faceted to improve refraction, it is usually polished to a mirror-like finish to aid light reflection from the surface of the stone (https://nature.berkeley.edu/classes/eps2/wisc/teleport/howcut.html)

Doesn’t that sound like the story of us?

We were formed by God.
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, And He who formed you from the womb: “I [am] the LORD, who makes all [things], Who stretches out the heavens all alone, Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself; (Isaiah 44:24 NKJV)

We were lost in the earth until we were found by our Lord.
And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7 NKJV)

We are rough around the edges when we first come to Jesus, but come to realize it is God who made us.
Know that the LORD, He [is] God; [It is] He [who] has made us, and not we ourselves; (Psalm 100:3 NKJV)

The Gemcutter, Our Father, uses the abrasive experiences of our lives to carefully cut and polish us into the lively stones in His house.
Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. (Isaiah 48:10 NKJV]
‘Your hands have made me and fashioned me… (Job 10:8 NKJV)

The living water and the oil of the Holy Spirit washes away the debris in our lives.
“For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.” (Jeremiah 31:34 NKJV)

The Living water cleanses and cools us.  It keeps us from overheating when we are tempted and tried.
“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. (Ezekiel 36:25 NKJV)

We are anointed by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit leads us in all things.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. (Psalm 32:8 NKJV)

The Spirit assists us from becoming overheated by the agitations of life.
No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God [is] faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear [it]. (1Corinthians 10:13 NKJV)

We are transformed by His word and refined from the rough, from glory to glory.
Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. (Isaiah 48:10 NKJV)

We are polished to reflect the light of His glory.
“You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.” (Revelation 4:11 NKJV)

We are transformed into His sparkling gems.  We become living stones in the house of our Father.
The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life. (Job 33:4 NKJV)

I enCOURAGE you to believe and say: “I will praise You, for I am fearfully [and] wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, And [that] my soul knows very well.”  (Psalm 139:14 NKJV)  You are MARVELOUS!  You are a PRECIOUS, PRICELESS, Sparkling Gem, created and formed by the Master Gem cutter.

WE ARE HIS SPARKLING GEMS

emerald_sourcingby Tammy Phillips
May 30, 2020

You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house. -1 Peter 2:5 NKJV

We are like diamonds, emeralds, sapphires and rubies in the rough.  When the rough stones are brought to the light, they do not look all that special.  However, they are created for greatness.  Once found, they are placed in the hands of a gem cutter and transformed into sparkling gems.  Look at these fascinating facts about sapphires and emeralds.  Through the comparisons, see how we are built up into living stones in the house of God.

SAPPHIRES:

  • Second in popularity to the diamond
  • Treasured gemstones due to rich blue color and rarity
  • Prized because of sparkle (THAT’S YOU!), durability, hardness, and endurance
  • Formed during transformation of igneous rock
  • Formed during changes of intense pressure and heat.
  • Inclusions and impurities often occur during formation
  • Inclusions give each sapphire a unique look, almost like a fingerprint.
  • No two will ever look exactly the same.
  • Formed 6 to 18 miles underneath the surface of the earth.
  • Weathering, water, streams and rivers wash away debris and through the natural movements of the earth’s surfaces expose these sapphire deposits
  • Heat treatments improve and intensify color

LIKE SAPPHIRES:

  • We are treasured gems to our Father. (Malachi 3:17)
  • We are his prized possessions. (Deuteronomy 7:6, 14:2, James 1:18)
  • We are made to be strong and endure. (Matthew 24:14, Ephesians 6:10, 2 Timothy 2:3)
  • We are transformed. (2 Corinthians 3:18, Romans 12:2)
  • We are unique like each sapphire created. (Psalm 139:13-14). “My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, [and] curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.” (Psalm 139:15)
  • Our imperfections make us into the people we are called to be.
  • And, by the washing of the word, we are sanctified, set apart and cleansed for His use. (Ephesians 5:26)
  • We are made to reflect His glory. “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. (Isaiah 60:1)

EMERALDS:

  • Rarest and most highly valued gemstone (apart from diamonds)
  • Soft, only rank 7.5 on the Mohs scale
  • Can break under high pressure or exposure to high heat
  • Many inclusions occur during natural growth process
  • Purer and more vivid deep green the color, the higher the value
  • Round emeralds improve the refractive quality, giving it more sparkle
  • Formed under right high temperature and pressure
  • Formed in metamorphic rocks and volcanic deposits
  • Formed in fractures and cracks in large areas of granite rock.
  • Mined in pits.
  • Treated with heat and oil to improve appearance:-Oil treatments improve the luster, brilliance and color, as well as the health and structure of the emerald

-Oil treatments are intended to repair fractures.
-During the oil treatment, emeralds are soaked in hot cedar oil.
-Oil soaks into cracks and fractures and solidifies.
-Oil reduces the clarity of inclusions.

LIKE EMERALDS

  • We are far more valuable than rubies. (Proverbs 31:10)
  • We are soft hearted. (Ezekiel 36:26)
  • We all have inclusions, sin, that should not be in our life. (Romans 3:23)
  • We are precious to God. (Isaiah 13:12, I Peter 3:4)
  • Round emeralds, like myself, are more refractive and sparkle. We have more surface area and facets for Light to be scattered and fractured. (John 8:12)
  • Our character is formed under pressure, in eruptive circumstance, and through enduring tight situations. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
  • We are mined in the pits. “He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, [and] established my goings. (Psalm 40:2 KJV) We are called out of the darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9)
  • We are anointed. Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, [is] God; (2 Corinthians 1:21 KJV)
  • We are made complete. Our brokenness and fractures are repaired through Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:10)
  • We are healed and the ugliness of our iniquity and inclusion disappear in Him. (Hebrews 8:12)

I enCOURAGE you, Sparkling Gem, to remember how valuable you are to our Heavenly Father.  Arise and shine!  Reflect the glory of our soon and coming King.  He has pulled you out of the pit for greatness. You are His Sparkling Gem. You are called to build up His name and His house by encouraging others to follow Christ.

YOU ARE A LIVING STONE

IMG_3663by Tammy Phillips
May 29, 2020

Coming to Him [as to] a Living Stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God [and] precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. -1 Peter 2:4-5 NKJV

Jesus is the Chief Corner Stone.  He is a Living Stone picked by God, precious and highly valued.  He is a priceless living stone.  We also are to be living stones following his example.  He is the Chosen Stone and we, as His people, are also chosen (1 Peter 2:9).  We are being built up a spiritual house.

The Greek word  for living is zaō.   It means to live, breathe, not lifeless, not dead; to enjoy real life; to have true life and worthy of the name, active, blessed, endless in the kingdom of God; living water; having vital power in itself and exerting the same upon the soul.

Most think of stones as being inanimate. We are alive. We are to enjoy real life.  The Living Water flows from the Living Stone into us.  We can only experience life as God planned it for us when we come to Him and draw from Him living water.

Stone upon stone, we are being built up into a spiritual house, His dwelling place, the body of Christ, the Church.  “In Him (all the building) the whole structure is joined (bound, welded) together harmoniously, and it continues to rise (grow, increase) into a holy temple in the Lord.  In Him [and in fellowship with one another] you yourselves also are being built up [into this structure] with the rest, to form a fixed abode (dwelling place) of God  through the Spirit.” (Ephesians 2:21-22)

We are being built up, not torn down.  The Greek word for built up is oikodomeō.  This word means:

  • Erected
  • Restored
  • Rebuilt
  • Repaired
  • Being built up from the foundation
  • Growing in wisdom and piety
  • Growing in Christian affection, grace, virtue, holiness, and blessedness
  • Given strength and courage

The Living Water flows from the throne of God through us, bringing dead stones to life again.  The water of the word chisels away, restores, repairs and cleanses the brokenness inside us.  Progressively,  abrasion yields a perfected stone of strength and courage reflecting the image of Jesus.  As living stones, we welcome the living water to flow through us to help encourage the lost, the hurting, the hopeless and the broken.

The Holy Spirit pours life, His living water into us.

It overflows flows
It flows out our door
It flows into our cul-de-sac
It flows down the street
It flows in our neighborhood
It flows into our church
It flows into our city
It flows into our county
It flows into our state
It flows into the nation
It flows into the whole world
It flows into “our world”
It flows into our friends
It flows into our family

One little drop of water causes a great ripple.
One little drop of Jesus in us, can and will change the world.
One little drop of the Living Water will create a whole lot of living stones.

I enCOURAGE you to come to Him, the Living Stone, chosen by God and precious. You also are chosen, precious, and highly valued in the kingdom of God.  The Lord needs you to help change the world.  He needs you to be like a living stone.  He is building a beautiful house, a beautiful bride. Come to Him.  Take your place in the building.  He needs you to help build up others.

Therefore comfort each other and edify (build up) one another, just as you also are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11 NKJV)

THE CORNERSTONE

IMG_3616 2By Tammy Phillips
May 28, 2020

Jesus Christ himself being the Chief Cornerstone; -Ephesians 2:20 

CORNER-STONE, (noun) The stone which lies at the corner of two walls, and unites them; the principal stone, and especially the stone which forms the corner of the foundation of an edifice. (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary)

The cornerstone, also called foundation or setting stone, is the first stone set in a building.  The cornerstone marks the geographical location by orienting a building in a specific direction.  Careful measurements are taken to ensure the cornerstone is square to guarantee the proper alignment of the rest of the building.  All other stones are laid in line with the cornerstone.  The completeness and stability of the structure depends on the Cornerstone.  Collins dictionary defines the cornerstone of something as the basic part of it on which its existence, success, or truth depends.  Many times name of the architect is engraved into the cornerstone.  Our LORD is the Architect of the universe (Hebrews 11:3).  Hence, our Cornerstone is labeled:  KING OF KING and LORD OF LORDS.  (Revelation 19:16)

Jesus is our Cornerstone.
Jesus is our Foundation Stone.
Jesus is our Beginning.
Jesus is our Standard of measure.
Jesus is our Orientation.
Jesus is our Specific Direction.
Jesus is our Proper Alignment.
Jesus is our Completeness.
Jesus is our Stability.
Jesus is our Existence.
Jesus is our Truth.
Jesus is our King of Kings.
Jesus is our Lord of Lords.

Jesus is our Cornerstone.  He is the foundation of the church.  We are of the household of God. (Ephesians 2:19).  “And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone… (Ephesians 2:20)

We are his temple.  We are an intricate and important part of the building of the church, the body of Christ.  We have a unique place and space we are to occupy.  Our Father is working on us from the inside out to sculpt us, mold us and shapes us into what we are called to be.  He whittles away at our imperfections to create a perfect stone, created in His image.  Think about this…if we are not obedient to God’s calling, we are holding up the building process of the body.  WHOA!  AND, If we start with Jesus, then the apostles, fast forward a few thousand years to us, we could very well be holding up the perfecting of our children and grandchildren by our disobedience and unfaithfulness.  That means it is past time to get it together, to repent and turn to God in all things.  We cannot change the past, but we can change the future by being obedient to the call and commands of our Father, Architect of the Universe, King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

I enCOURAGE you to rely on Jesus, your Cornerstone.  He will orient, direct, align, stabilize and complete you. Allow God into all the parts of your life that need a little renovation and renewal.  Affect the future generations of your family and the world with your obedience.

FINDING BALANCE

IMG_3612by Tammy Phillips
May 27, 2020

A just weight and balance [are] the LORD’S: all the weights of the bag [are] his work. -Proverbs 16:11 

I was searching for the balanace.  I felt like the scales of my life were teetering.  I did not like the feeling of unsteadiness.   I was looking to stabilize time spent between God and Kris. I was looking to equalize time spent working, writing, cooking, cleaning, projects around the house and just playing.  I was searching for balance in my eating habits.  Ultimately, I was trying to reconcile time between DOING and time just BEING.

What was missing?  Focus.  I was so occupied with everything I had to do that I was not doing my best at anything.  I took time to refocus.  I took time to find center again. I stopped.   I turned off everything, including my racing mind.  I ran to center.  I ran to God. I read. I sang. I prayed. I found peace.  I found balance. I found God waiting on me to straighten it all out.

Proverbs 16:11 tells us that “a just weight and balance [are] the LORD’S: all the weights of the bag [are] his work.”   Where is balance?  It is the LORD’S.  He is our Balance.  Jesus balanced all on the cross.  The weights or stones in the bag of life are His work.  We have to run to Him.  We have to ask him to help us work it out.  We need to ask Him, “what’s next?”  He will instruct us and teach us the way to go, what do, when to do, how to do and when to stop.  He has the answers. We just have to ask and seek Him.

I enCOURAGE you to take time and refocus. Ask our LORD to help you find balance. Seek the LORD for balance.  It is His.  If you seek Him, you will find Him, balance and everything else you need.

CELEBRATE GOD

IMG_3599By Tammy Phillips
May 26, 2020

 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: -1 Peter 2:9

As followers of Christ, as chosen, as royal priests, as a holy nation, as a peculiar people, we are called to shew forth the praises of God.  Exangellō is the Greek word for “shew forth.”  It means to tell out; to declare abroad; divulge; publish; to make known by praising or proclaiming; to celebrate.

We are called to celebrate God.  We celebrate each other.  We celebrate birthdays, graduations, promotions, marriages, homeruns and touchdowns.  How often do we really celebrate God?  How often do we brag on him? You have to KNOW him to brag on him. You have to have a relationship with him to be privy to what He is doing.  Right?

We are called to publish God’s praises.  Praises are defined as virtues.  His virtues are what He thinks by what he says or how He acts; His excellence; His power; His perfections; His valor (manliness)

But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works. Psalm 73:28

 We must declare all His works to show all who He is.   We cannot abide, sit or hangout in the darkness.  He is not there.  God has CALLED US OUT of the darkness.  He has removed the scales on our eyes that were blinding us.  He has redeemed us from circumstances of hopelessness.  He has beckoned us into His marvelous, wonderful, extraordinary, striking, surprising, passing human comprehension, amazing light where things become clear or manifest.

We are chosen and peculiar in order to celebrate our Amazing Father God.

“He is the First and the Last.  The Beginning and the End. He’s the Keeper of creation And the Creator of all. He’s the Architect of the universeand the Manager of all time.  He always was, always is and always will be.” -Priscilla Shirer

I enCOURAGE you, chosen, royal priest, holy and set apart, peculiar treasure, sparkling gem, to arise into your calling for such a time as this.   Celebrate our Father who has called you out of your darkest dark and into his amazing light.  You have and assignment from the King of Kings, Creator of the Universe. Declare His praises.  He has people to save, touch and heal through you.

PECULIAR PEOPLE

IMG_3575by Tammy Phillips
May 25, 2020

But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, A PECULIAR PEOPLE.  -1 Peter 2:9

When I think peculiar, I think of something weird, strange or odd.  Actually, Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, currently, defines peculiar as: odd; curious; eccentric, unusual.

However, Webster’s 1828 Dictionary states that the word peculiar comes from the Latin word, peculiaris, an adjective meaning, privately owned or special that is derived from the word for “property,” peculium.  Further, it defines peculiar as, belonging to a person and to him only; special.  How did this ever come to mean freak?

In 1 Peter 2:9 the Greek word for peculiar is peripoiēsis which means a preservation, possession, one’s own property, thing to be obtained, purchased, acquired, and to make around oneself.

By the world’s definition followers of Jesus Christ may be odd, but Peter says that we are a peculiar people.  We are God’s private property purchased at a very high price.  We are special.  We belong to Him only.  Peter also states that we are chosen, picked out, and all God’s favorites. You are His favorite. I am His favorite.  We are all his favorites.  He chose us.  We chose Him.  He chose all.  All did not choose Him.  In the end, it is choice that separates one from God, not God.

We are a holy nation. Holy meaning pure, clean, and set apart for God, to be exclusively His. We are all unique. We are unusual. We are special because we are His, a royal priesthood chosen for service in His kingdom.

Our most prized and favorite things in our home may be special to us but no one else.  Who loves a piece of roof tile?  I do.  I found it on the beach of the first island that Kris and I were blessed to visit in French Polynesia.   How about a broken shell?  It is priceless to me.  Honestly, it represents a special time with God, a unique time with Kris, and enduring LOVE.  Think about your peculiar treasures.

We all might look a little odd or act a little different.  However, we are God’s precious possession.

I enCOURAGE you to embrace the true definition of peculiar.  Look at yourself as high valued property of our Father God, Creator of all.  You are priceless to Him.   Treat yourself differently.  Treats yourself as a sparkling gem of our Daddy.  View all others as God’s peculiar treasures and watch as he melts your heart for His people.  We all are His peculiar treasures.

“And they shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I publicly recognize and openly declare them to be My jewels (My special possession, My peculiar treasure). And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him.”-Malachi 3:17

GOD SUPPLIES & DELIVERS better than Amazon

IMG_3515(Sunrise this morning that only God can deliver.)
By Tammy Phillips
May 24, 2020

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.   -Philippians 4:19

 Amazon just ran across our freshly mowed front lawn and delivered a package to our door. (They never use the sidewalk.)  We enjoy a brand of chewing gum that is expensive at retail outlets.   I order my want from Amazon because I can get it thirty to forty percent cheaper.  I touch a few buttons and in two days they deliver.  It is few and far between that delivery is delayed or that Amazon cannot supply my want or need, but not always.

God is greater.   

According to AMAZON.COM, Amazon operates more 175 fulfillment centers around the world in more than 150 million square feet of space.  Its largest center is over one million square feet.  Amazon employs 840,000 to meet the needs of its customers.

Our God is greater. He is our Supplier.

“But my God shall supply ALL YOUR NEED!”  Amazon, as big as they are, cannot do that. All means all.  Supply is the Greek word, plēroō, meaning: fulfil; fill; make full; to furnish liberally; to flood; to make complete in every particular; to render perfect; to carry through to the end; to accomplish; carry out; to bring to pass.  Plēroō is from the word plērēs, meaning: filled up; covered in every part; nothing lacking; make replete; completely filled; to cram full, to furnish and finish a task, verify.

Our God is Jehovah Jireh, our Provider.   He has the biggest fulfillment center.  He can employ anyone at any time to come to our aid.  He also has countless angels in His full-time employment on call 24/7.   His resources are limitless and timeless.  When we call on Him as our Supplier, He does not just fulfill our order, but he abundantly crams the box of need fuller than we could ever ask or expect.  He perfects and completes the need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  He has all riches, all contacts, all resources, all healing, and all knowledge at His disposal.  God has it all.  He is all in all.  “And He is before all things, and by him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:17) Amazon might have a lot, but they do not have it all.

Our God is greater!  He is our supplier.

Got God?  Got Supply! Got need? Need met.

I enCOURAGE you to turn to God in your need!  Our God is Greater.  He is much more reliable than Amazon.  You trust Amazon to deliver and be on time.  Trust God more.  He will always deliver and be on time.  It might not be in your time.   Joyce Meyer says, “He is seldom in a hurry, but never late.”   He wants to fulfill, perfect and complete whatever is lacking in your life.  He is our SUPPLIER!  TRUST HIM.  He has and will continue to prove His faithfulness, over and over.  He never fails.  He will always deliver.

“You, Lord, are all I have, and you give me all I need; my future is in your hands.”-Psalm 16:5 GNT

HAVE FAITH IN GOD

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May 23, 2020

 “That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”1 Corinthians 2:5

We have faith in…

  • A chair rising two feet off the floor, sitting on a deck suspended high above the ground, hanging off the side of a skyscraper.
  • Airplanes that safely take off, glide thousands of feet in the air and land.
  • Telephones that we pick up, push a few buttons and connect with the world.
  • Light switches that we flip, and “voila,” darkness is over come by light.
  • Cars that transport us at fast speeds wherever we need to go by simply pushing an accelerator.
  • Water appearing at the simple turn of a handle.
  • Pills that heal every ailment.
  • The sun that faithful rises and sets each day.
  • Our heart beating and our lungs breathing to keep us alive.

We faithfully and easily believe in all these things.  Yet, we find it hard to believe that our God who created us, could heal us, protect us, provide for us, even save us.  We choose to put our trust in fear of the bad news the doctor brings.  We fear that our children will continue to mess up, our grand kids might get corona or that we might not have enough to eat.  We fear we have missed the mark too many times.  Why is it so hard to have faith in God?  Why is it hard to believe that he is who He says he is and will do everything he says he will do?

Can you imagine the hours that it took to write the Bible?  It is a book that has survived and survived and survived.  It is God’s love letter to us.  I have discovered His promises are true.  Need answers?  They are all in the Bible.   We either believe that God is big enough to inspire His people to write the truth or we do not.   We believe He is big enough to handle our trial and troubles or He is not.

2 Timothy 3:15 states that “from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

Jesus said to the disciples In Mark 11:22, the same thing he is saying to us, his disciples today:  “Have faith in God.”  Trust God.  Rely on God.  Be confident in God.  Kenneth Hagin interprets the verse like this: “Have God kind of faith.”  Have the confidence of God.  Believe He is who He says He is and will do what He says He will do!

The scriptures also say:

  • The just live by faith in God. (Habakkuk 2:4, Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 10:38)
  • Stand fast in faith. (1 Corinthians 16:13)
  • Be Established in the faith. (Colossians 2:7)
  • By faith in Christ Jesus we are children of God. (Galatians 3:26) So…
  • Have Faith in God. (Mark 11:22)

Believe Him!  He’s got you and your family.  Do not fear under any circumstance.  Have Faith in God.   Well, you can fear and be amazed by God…that’s the only time we need to fear.

I enCOURAGE you to “exam yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.” (2 Corinthians 13:5). Don’t put your faith in your fears.  Have faith in God. Walk by faith in God.  Live by faith in God

Let our confession always be:
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

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