Take the Leap
Hello blog readers! I pray that 2016 is off to a wonderful start for you. I believe in my heart that God is up to something! And, this year will be full of breakthrough, increase, and blessings for those who have faith.
As 2015 ended, the Holy Spirit gave me a message of faith to write about for a previous blog article. And I’ve seen more and more messages of faith from people of God as this year proceeds. God doesn’t want us to miss out on whatever it is He is about to pour out. He is constantly reminding us to Have Faith!
Today in Sunday School, we talked about Acts 12 and the power of prayer. The conversation soon became about faith, and how important it is for us to have it. I don’t think it was a planned part of the discussion for us to go as in depth about faith, but the Holy Spirit was in control of the lesson — and He knows what we need. Besides, can we really have an effective prayer life without faith?
I was able to share something Victoria Osteen posted a few weeks ago that really encouraged me. It was about prayer and faith.
It encouraged me to write a blog: Your Prayer Isn’t Forgotten. It takes time for a seed to develop into a fruit bearing tree! The same is true about our spiritual seeds (prayers). Water them with faith, and in His perfect timing, you will receive your harvest.
After Sunday school today at my local church, I saw where another woman of God, Joann Rosario Condrey, posted a Part 2 to her message of faith. I follow her ministry online, and joined her church last year, even though I live 4 hours away. God is not random! All these reminders about having faith are not by coincidence. He wants us to receive everything He has for us — and He knows we need faith to do it!
I don’t know what you’re waiting on God for, but please don’t lose faith in Him.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
We serve a God of the impossible. Nothing is too great for Him. Don’t be afraid to ask for the impossible, and believe in Him for it.
Right now, I’m believing Him for a cure for cancer. Not just one person’s survival — but a cure for all cancer. He can do it, and He will do it because nothing is too great for Him. It’s not his will for us to suffer and die to cancer. A cure will come. I know it in my spirit, and I thank Him now for it.
Psalm 103:2-5 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits–who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Hearts will be turned to Him through testimonies of healing. Lost souls will be saved as He receives all the glory. I am praying, and believing Him for this, and I know the fervent prayers of his people availeth much. I stand firm on James 5:6.
Be patient and you will inherit God’s promise.
Hebrews 6:11-12 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
1 John 5:14 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
Step out on faith! Leap out on faith! It’s worth it.
Have faith, and watch God demonstrate how He is working for you. Your faith pleases God!
Remember, if your faith needs strengthening — it comes by hearing the word of God.
Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
If you’re trusting God for something, and need encouragement I suggest watching all of Joann’s recent messages on faith. Faith comes by hearing! I’m posting them below: