Where Is Our Faith
I have listened to and have seen many posts from people who profess to be Christians. They are in a panic, what is going to happen next? I would like to be able to tell them, but to be completely honest, I have no idea. This I do know, whatever it is that is going to happen, God is in control. Whether you know Christ or not makes no difference, God Is Still In Control! What is going to happen is going to happen no matter what people say or how much they stew and fret over it.
Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” I think the key word here is FAITH. For all of us it is going to require Faith on the part of each and every person. We can’t sit back and say things like, what is going on and when is it going to end? We have no control on what is happening and definitely no control over when it is going to end. I would like to say that I have not thought about it but then I would not be telling the truth. My mind works just like everybody else. I would like to have control about everything that affects my life, but I don’t. I would like to say I have control over my heart problems, and I can handle it myself, but guess what, I don’t, and I can’t. I have to depend upon God to get these things taken care of. I have to have Faith!
I would love to have the faith it takes to move mountains, to have the faith of a mustard seed but I don’t. I am working on those things every day and I continually seek God and His wisdom to do the right things. Like everyone else, I am stuck at home because of the coronavirus and I have no idea when it will be over, but God has given me a peace about it and I do have the faith to know that one day soon it will be over and people will see that God still sits on the throne.
Maybe God has gotten your attention? In 2001 He got our attention when the World Trade Center was hit by terrorists. People everywhere were praying and seeking God and His direction, what happened? Everything got better then people turned away from God once again. Now we are faced with another situation and I hear and see people turning toward God once again. This time I see something different. This time it can directly affect your life regardless of who you are or what you do. It is direct and no respecter of humankind. I tell you this. “Have Faith in God and you will have peace and you will know that God is there and in control.
Love you all, and I will be praying.
I have been giving a lot of thought to what is going on in people's lives. My number one thought is "do they know Jesus as their personal Savior?" The Jesus says in John 14:6, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me". What does that mean and what does it look like? I will try to explain each question to the very best of my ability.
What does John 14:6 mean? After studying this scripture as well as preaching this very subject, I have come to only one conclusion, "Unless you have and know Jesus as your personal Savior, you have nothing. It doesn't make any difference if you know of God or even go to church, unless you have a one on one personal relationship with Jesus and have asked Him into your life to be your Lord and Savior then everything is for naught. The Bible says that we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8) As sinners, we are to ask for forgiveness and ask Jesus into our lives. If you think about it God has made it so simple for us, so why do we have such a problem with that? I hear people all of the time say, I know God, yet, you may see a post or hear them say something that in no way is God. You hear them take the Lord's name in vain and their actions are even opposite of the Christian life. If you were God, what would you do or what would you think, yet Jesus is quick to forgive to give them every opportunity to serve Him.
I remember the time before I surrendered to the Lord like it was yesterday. I did everything in the world not to accept what I was feeling. No one was going to call me goody two shoes without a fight. But, one day when I reached my lowest point in life. God, with no questions asked accepted me and I accepted Him into my life. You know the most awesome thing about accepting Jesus as my Lord and Savior? He met me right where I was at and accepted me just as I was. He will do the exact same thing for you. You don't have to clean up before you come to Jesus, you just need to accept Him. Jesus is the only Way to Heaven! Jesus is the only Truth about what you will receive! Jesus is the only life because without Him you are dead. NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME!
Question two-"What does it look like?" It looks like freedom from the way you used to be. God changes you from the inside out and you continue to live your life except in a new way. Remember that I had said I didn't want to be called goody two shoes? Well, nothing changed, I was still the same person only I looked at things with different eyes. It took a long time for me to get to where I am today and yet with every failure, God forgave me and I learned another lesson. For you to know the truth, I am still a long ways away but every day I have to ask for forgiveness and then try to get it right the next time. One thing you need to understand is, you will never be perfect, you will mess up, you will feel bad, but always remember, God said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5). He will always be there to pick you up and put your feet on solid ground. He will always forgive you only because He loves you. John 3:16 tells you all you need to know about God. "For God so loved the world (you and me), He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in me should not perish but have life everlasting"
Can you see how important a relationship with Jesus is? You can be the best person in the entire world, but, without that personal relationship with Jesus, you are just as lost as if you were the biggest murderer in the world. Take that opportunity right now to ask Jesus into your lives. Ask Him for forgiveness and accept Him as your Lord and Savior, then begin to live a new life with the assurance that when you leave this old earth you will go directly to Heaven and have eternal life. Your name will be written down in the book of life and there is great peace in just knowing that .
God bless you
Well, I thought I would get started at reviving my blog. You can respond to anything I post or ask any questions, just let me know you are getting this.
An Evangelist called to preach the gospel all over the world. To lay hands on the sick and to prophecy to everyone. Reaching out to the world that all may be saved.