Simple Faith

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart …” Proverbs 3:5

My friend is teaching me: believe God will do what He says and pull up scripture accordingly.

Believe Me because I come from the Father or believe Me for the works themselves (Jesus in John 14:11)

“Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls—
18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.

19  The Lord God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet,
And He will make me walk on my high hills.

To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments.”

Habakkuk 3:17-19

“So Jesus said to them, ‘Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.‘” Jesus in Matt 17:20

 

Reminder – Prophecy

“I am Who I am” Exodus 3:14

When God tells you something, He means it and He’ll bring it to happen.

“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2

We should ignore the shame of what we’re going through also.

“I have overcome the world” John 16:33

 Jesus wins!

He will direct your steps (Prov 3:5-6)

Trust Him

“Your heavenly Father give(s) the Holy Spirit”  (Luke 11:10-13)

God provides

“Behold what manner of love the father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!”    1 John 3:1

God loves you

 

 

 

God’s Best

“For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He ponders all his paths.

“His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, and he is caught in the cords of his sin.

“He shall die for lack of instruction, and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.”

Proverbs 5:21-23

“My son, pay attention to my wisdom; lend your ear to my understanding. That you may preserve discretion, and your lips may keep knowledge.”                               Proverbs 5:1-2

A Pastor friend gave advice, saying what’s ‘best’ to do.  They say God’s best is contrary to the world’s good.

“The best is yet to come,” heard in my spirit.

Draw Near To God

“But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Your works.” Psalm 73:28 (NKJV)

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” James 4:8

Jesus

“He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” John 14:21

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Fearless

Jesus says, be wise as serpents and gentle as doves in Matthew 10:16.  Galations 5:16, “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”

Should our faith walk be tempered by who we’re talking to?  Should we be wise according to our surroundings to save our skin? our Pastor asks us.

The little girl, hesitant to play in the snow up to her knees.  Then her mom shovels a path for her to play in.  Then shovels another path in the shape of a big circle.  The child becomes fearless and flourishes playing & running in the path when her mom took away her fear.

Lord, Jesus, make me an instrument of Your Spirit and speak through me whenever You want.  Amen.