Sunday, January 01, 2017
Time for a Faith Lift
We need to grow from faith to faith.
Micah had 3 principles
Habbakuk said the just shall live by faith.
We forget the simple command.
Live by faith. Paul said it.
Hebrews said confidence has great reward. Not self confidence believing in what I can do but in what God can do.
Shadrak and friends had God confidence. You can have low self confidence and high God confidence.
Read your Bible and develop God confidence. Moses had no self confidence. Joshua knew God could do a few things. He made the universe stop.
5'3 David versus 9'9" Goliath uncircumcised.
David knew on whose side he was on. He ran to meet the giant and defeated him.
Prayed for a couple to have a baby. 9 months later they had a baby. Prayed for him to get a job. He did. Prayed for him to find a house. He will.
Wesley encountered a storm. 26 Moravian missionaries were on board. They sang and prayed. They got across.
Lord give me the steadfast confidence. He changed history. 3x7x40 years he preached.
Confidence and endurance are the requirements of faith.
Faith is believing and trusting God even when it's not working. He'll heal me in His time.
Endurance is the lost part. Abraham waited 25 years for the baby. Noah built a boat for 100 years. It had never rained before.
Joseph mentioned his bones on his death bed. 400 years later.
Obedience. After you have done the will of God things happen.
The Ten Lepers got healed when they obeyed. Nahaman got healed after he obeyed.
2017 has started. God's mercies are new everyday.
Do you need a new start? You can know Jesus right now. Just pray this prayer right now.