Monday, 3 June 2013

ONLY BELIEVE

The challenge that has been hitting us as seasons change and we cannot see how God is going to do what He says he will do, is simply "only believe'.
That is our entire life's as Christians is faith to believe in what we cannot see.  That is what faith is and still today that is the challenge that is facing Jim and I and I am sure many of you in different ways.  Even after so many times we have seen God come through in every situation and circumstance and then another thing happens and you wonder where your faith has gone, what you believe is it ever going to come to pass and to believe is just too much at times.  That is so easier said than done when you feel like your world is falling down all around you and you cannot see how those promises are going to happen, but to be encouraged in His word and in His grace where His strength comes in to help you believe in what you find difficult to believe in.

So the word for Jim and I at the moment is "only believe"  Someone recently challenged me with Gal 3 which was so good because it's not about our human effort but about Gods goodness.  So I challenge you to have a read of the whole of Gal 3.  In fact the whole book of Galations is great.  Anyway 3:7 Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham.  v9 So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith...  v11 The righteous will live by faith.
v18  For if the inheritance depends on the law, then it no longer depends on a promise. but God in his grace gave it to Abraham through a promise.
So believe in the promises of God, wait expectantly for them to come to pass and they will.  It doesn't depend on human effort but on God's goodness.  He will do what he says he will do.