Faith

“With God on Our side ……..How can We Lose?” Romans 8:31 TM.

Faith is like a muscle; opposition may strain it, but in the end it grows stronger. The Psalmist David understood this principle. He was continually hounded by his enemies. Even when he was being anointed to sit on the throne, Saul the old king was still occupying it. But instead of losing faith in God’s promise, David understood that, “The Lord has set apart [ear-marker] the godly man for Himself” (Ps. 4:3 NAS). So he declared, “In peace I will …lie down… For You … Lord, Make me to dwell in safety” (Ps. 4:8 NAS). When the Philistines captured him he prayed, “When I am afraid, I will …trust in You” (Ps. 56:3 NAS). And when he ended up in a cave while fleeing from Saul’s jealous rage he said, “I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings until this … is past” (Ps. 57:1 TLB).

During the third century, when St. Felix of Nola was running from his enemies, he took refuge in a cave. Eventually a spider began to weave a web across the small opening, sealing it off and making it look like nobody had been inside from months. As a result his pursuers passed by and didn’t bother looking there. Later, stepping out into the sunshine, Felix declared, “Where God is, a spider’s web is a wall. And where He isn’t a wall is but a spider’s web”.

Jesus said you’d have problems on earth; people will disappoint you, and you’ll disappoint yourself. Sometimes you’ll end up in cave because of something you did, other times because of circumstances you’d no control over. But God is with you either way. And like Paul said, “with God on our side… how can we lose? Soul Food Reading: Num. 29:1-6, Matt. 24, Rev. 11:15-19, I Cor. 15:50-58.

 

The  material above is taken from “The word for Today” (August, October 2007 edition) published by Grace So Amazing Foundation (GSAF).

BE A PEACEMAKER

BE A PEACEMAKER

“Blessed Are The Peacemakers”. Matthew 5:0 NIV

When you walk into a scene of conflict you have two options: you can be a troublemaker or a peacemaker; you can add to the stress or bring a solution. Zig Ziglar tells of a little guy who was confronted by three bullies, any one of whom could have flattened him. And clearly, that’s what they had in mind. Continue reading “BE A PEACEMAKER”

Warnings Against Laziness

Warnings Against Laziness

One of the most toxic and dangerous attitudes in many parts of the world today is the spirit of entitlement. People have come to believe the lie that others—whether it’s the state or some more local institution—owe them. They believe they are entitled to have every benefit for nothing. They expect regular income, housing, food, medical care, and other necessities of life even though they make absolutely no contribution in return for them. Continue reading “Warnings Against Laziness”

Reigning in Life

Reigning in Life

The book of Proverbs begins with the idea that a proverb is something designed to enable us to reign in life. Our original mandate in the Garden of Eden was to relate to the Father with intimacy and to reign on the earth with authority. We lost that thanks to the first Adam. We have had it restored thanks to the last Adam, Jesus Christ. Continue reading “Reigning in Life”

Who I Am In Christ

  • A Saint
  • Faithful in Christ Jesus
  • Given Grace
  • Made Part of Christ’s Body
  • Given Mercy
  • Given Peace
  • Blessed with Every Spiritual Blessing
  • Chosen Before the Foundation of the World
  • Holy and Blameless
  • Loved
  • Predestined for Adoption
  • Adopted as a Son
  • Redeemed through His Blood
  • Forgiven of Trespasses
  • Lavished with Grace
  • Given Knowledge of the Mystery of His Will
  • Sealed with the Holy Spirit
  • Guaranteed an Inheritance
  • Given Faith
  • Given Hope
  • Given God’s Power
  • Made Alive with Christ
  • Saved by Grace
  • Raised up with Christ
  • Seated with Christ in the Heavenly Places
  • A Display of God’s Grace/Kindness in the Coming Ages
  • Given the Gift of Salvation
  • God’s Workmanship
  • Created in Christ Jesus for Good Works
  • No Longer a Stranger to the Covenants of Promise
  • Brought Near by the Blood of Christ
  • Made Part of One New Man (Jews with Gentiles)
  • Reconciled to God
  • Given Access to the Father
  • A Fellow Citizen with the Saints
  • A Member of God’s Household
  • A Holy Temple (United with other Believers)
  • Being Built Together into a Dwelling Place for God with Other Believers