This is a series of posts…
- “Nothing will be impossible for you” – Jesus Christ (October 2011)
- Whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you HAVE received it (October 2011)
- How does faith work? (Nov 2006)
- Not by might nor by power but by my Spirit (Zech 4:6)
- The Kingdom of God grows – its a process
- In The parable of the sower we have to persist until we bear fruit
- In The parable of the lamp on a stand we will get what we ASK for
He is also deepening my understanding of how He works and heals us.
All day I have been seeing this world with new eyes. Clearer (not so smeared) eyes. Perhaps it’s the new heart and spirit that I’ve been praying for?!
I’m getting the whole faith thing clearer too.
In the parable of the sower He says, the ones who HEAR and ACCEPT are the ones who bear fruit.
For example you HEAR about Jesus’ ability to defeat sin, sickness and death. And you ACCEPT that He can do it. If you hear and accept, you will move an inch deeper into His Kingdom and produce a bit more fruit.
In this way the Kingdom grows from the smallest mustard seed up to being the biggest tree. Bit by bit.
Do you know what a mustard seed looks like?
Do you know what a mustard tree looks like?
Your faith will be tested – and that’s when we live by faith and not by what we see. What does that mean? Well… your eyes tell you that something is impossible… it’s therefore not possible for God to do it.
But you HEARD (in the bible) that He can do anything, so you choose to BELIEVE He can do it. You stand firm that Hean do it if He wishes. Then He responds to your faith in Him and grants your wish.
He said ‘woman your faith has made you well’. He meant, ‘woman, because you believe I can do this, I will do it for you’.
Our faith is an act of relationship. He’s relational.
The disciples said ‘how do we do the (power) works of God? (like healing)’ Jesus answered ‘believe in the One who God sent (Me)’.
So HEAR about Him and BELIEVE that He can do what He said He can do. Then stand firm on it and don’t trust your thoughts or eyes – believe He can… because He can.
He can heal you. He can restore your family. He can bring people back from the dead.
You have heard. Now believe and stand firm on that fact that He can. Do not doubt that He can do what is written about Him. HE CAN!
BUT unfortunately, sometimes He doesn’t want to. He won’t give bad gifts. We must be prepared to accept that.
But many times… He does want to and He will. We’re His kids! Our family is His family too! He wants the best for us.
He is a good God. No. He is a great God. In fact, He is the ONLY God. And He loves you.
Please share this post with someone who is searching, or someone who needs to see their life and their potential in a whole new light – as an overcoming victory through Jesus Christ. May God bless you – and I look forward to reading your comments and replying to them!