WHERE IS YOUR FAITH IN THE MIDST OF YOUR STORM?
Faith – That five letter word which means – belief or trust in somebody or something especially without logical proof. Trust in God. A strongly set of beliefs or principles.
We are all familiar with the scripture Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Heb. 11:1-KJV)
I do not know about you, but, for me it is sometimes hard to believe in that which I cannot see depending on what it is. I do, however, believe in God although I cannot see Him. I know that He exists and that He is real. But again, when I am sometimes in the midst of the storm, I cannot see how I can make it through. There is no evidence. I might know that God has brought me through before and that He will do it again, however my faith sometimes wavers. The scripture talks much about faith for it tells us in bible; By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: (Heb. 11:5-9-KJV)
To operate in God’s faith takes a real denying of ones own will. Most of us, for the most part, do not wish to deny ourselves. When I want something, I want it. I may or may not be able to obtain it at that moment, nevertheless, it does not dull my desire to have it. Since faith is based on tings we cannot see. touch, or feel, it is sometimes almost impossible to believe that it exits. When we are facing a need in our lives, at least for me; it is sometimes hard for me to say that God has supplied all of my needs according to his riches in glory if I cannot see the need provided materializing. Unfortunately, we are people that to see it, is to believe it. You can tell me all you want to, but it is like looking into a mirror, but not seeing a reflection. Faith is also a trust issue. If we had an issue with trusting in the past, we surely will have one now. Perhaps it was someone you loved and they disappointed you, therefore, you lost trust and faith in that person who you could see, touch, and feel. Then we come to Christ who we cannot touch, feel, or see and expect to build a relationship that requires trusting him.
God does expect us to have faith in Him in every circumstance and situation. To trust Him in the good times and the bad. Faith is the key that unlocks the door that has us bond. If we can just take Him at His word, we can trust him in every storm that we encounter. Remember, we are the ones who make the choices and then as an afterthought, we call on God to help us out. God is the clue that holds us together, even when the storms of this life are raging. Remember, it is impossible to please God without faith.
Pastor's Mike and Allean Morgan are also facilitators for a class that was founded by Pastor's Francis and Flower
Briscoe entitled "What God Has to Say About "Marriage". The conference is upon us, it is this weekend, October 5th from 7-10pm and October 6th from 9:00am-5:00pm The cost for this conference is $75.00 per couple and $50.00 for singles. You may pay at the door with no upcharge for admission. In addition, there is under ground parking at this hotel for approximately $21.00 for Friday, and, Saturday will be $18.00; and, there is a public parking lot across the street for a fee. Our follow-up conferences for this year will start in November, and we will let you know the date as soon as it becomes available. Please remember that the follow-up conferences are free to all who desire to attend. You can visit our website for more
information at www.whatgodhastosayaboutmarriage.com.