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Because God said so…

Hello blog readers,

I’ve been wanting to share something with you for a few days. One of my church pastors shared something with me after bible study that made a ‘light bulb’ go off in my head… Maybe someone else will be encouraged to hear it too. It’s a quote by the late Manley Beasley.

Faith is believing something to be so,
  when it doesn’t appear to be so,
  in order for it to be so,
  because God said so.”

The last line in that quote is the most important, and has been altered over time. Here’s why it’s important:

It doesn’t matter how strongly you trust in something, if it’s a promise that God never made. You can claim it, speak it, place hope in it, and strongly believe in it — But if it’s not God’s will for you, He won’t compromise for your will to be done… or my will. God has the final say. His will be done always and forever.

The object of your faith is what saves. “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.”

Be encouraged knowing that if you believed in it, and applied works to achieve it…and it never happened — It wasn’t God’s will for your life. The experience may have been necessary to receive what He has for you. It could have been a decision that was completely out of God’s will for you — Everyone has made wrong choices. But take heart: “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Don’t let life’s disappointments weaken your faith in God. He always delivers on His Word.

Numbers 23:19 God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?

He won’t ever forget you.

Joshua 21:45 Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.

proverbs 3 5-6


Hope, Trust and Wait

Hello blog readers! It’s been over a week since I’ve posted an article. I have missed you, but I’ve been waiting on God to reveal to me what I should write about. I never want to write from my own wisdom because the truth is, I have none. All my strength, wisdom, and words of encouragement come from the Lord. I depend on the Holy Spirit to tell me what to write — and I’ve been waiting on Him.

Last night, as I was drifting off to sleep, He spoke one of my favorite scriptures to me. I’ve included it in several of my blogs.

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

What a wonderful surprise to hear a message of hope from the Holy Spirit!

This morning, before I felt fully awake, He spoke again. I was ironing my son’s clothes when I heard Him say “they will not grow weary”. I knew it was Him! But, I couldn’t remember exactly how the scripture read. So, I looked it up — and it was another message of hope!

Isaiah 40:31 (NIV) but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

He was encouraging me to hope in the Lord. What a blessing to hear Him. I looked up that same scripture in 3 different versions of the Bible.

(NLT) But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

(ESV) but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Hope in… Trust in… Wait for the Lord. That’s exactly what I needed to hear — and I’m happy to share it with you.

The devil will not run you in the ground, or wear you out when you hope in, trust in, and wait for the Lord. he Can’t do it! Isaiah 40:31 … And, God can’t lie!

Hebrews 6:18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.

Hope in… Trust in… Wait for the Lord.  Stand firm on God’s word and be greatly encouraged.

Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!

God’s word promises that He will renew your strength. You will soar high on wings like eagles. You will run and not be weary. You will walk and not faint.

You are worthy. Don’t give up! You are worthy because He made you worthy.

Colossians 1:12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.



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