Faithful Father, we thank You for faithfulness toward us, Your creation. Thank You for the life, health, provisions and protections; we are grateful to You for answers to prayers. Spirit of God divine, help us today. Leads us to the path that will please God in Jesus Name. Amen!
Beloved, when we pray and believe that we will receive answers to our pray, we are honouring God but when we pray and still have doubts in our mind whether we will receive answered or not, we are displeasing God. It is one of the things written clearly in the Word of God, it has no ambiguity attached to it, the words used is so simple to understand, “without faith it is impossible to please God”.
Dear friend, we are having a heart to heart talk now. Is it all the time you pray believing, it is done? Someone is saying, it depends on what is at stake, another is saying, my sister, it depends on what is involve? Okay, I want to say to that “doubt” is usually occasioned by second thought. In most cases you must have finished praying before the “Mind Game” begins.
Most often, it comes as a question, Do you think, Are you sure, Is it possible, what if, what about, I don’t think, hope am and many others you can remember. We are here to strengthen one another, so what can we do to overcome this in our lives knowing that we can wakeup strong in the Lord and clash before noon, like Abraham, is to be strong in faith, no matter what Satan is saying before us. Let consider the message below:
“Strong in faith.” Romans 4:20
Christian, take good care of thy faith; for recollect faith is the only way whereby thou canst obtain blessings. If we want blessings from God, nothing can fetch them down but faith. Prayer cannot draw down answers, from God’s throne except it be the earnest prayer of the man who believes. Faith is the angelic messenger between the soul and the Lord Jesus in glory. Let that angel be withdrawn, we can neither send up prayer, nor receive the answers.
Faith is the telegraphic wire which links earth and heaven—on which God’s messages of love fly so fast, that before we call He answers, and while we are yet speaking He hears us. But if that telegraphic wire of faith be snapped, how can we receive the promise? Am I in trouble?—I can obtain help for trouble by faith. Am I beaten about by the enemy?—my soul on her dear Refuge leans by faith. But take faith away—in vain I call to God. There is no road betwixt my soul and heaven.
In the deepest wintertime faith is a road on which the horses of prayer may travel—ay, and all the better for the biting frost; but blockade the road, and how can we communicate with the Great King? Faith links me with divinity. Faith clothes me with the power of God. Faith engages on my side the omnipotence of Jehovah. Faith ensures every attribute of God in my defence. It helps me to defy the hosts of hell. It makes me march triumphant over the necks of my enemies.
But without faith how can I receive anything of the Lord? Let not him that wavereth—who is like a wave of the Sea—expect that he will receive anything of God! O, then, Christian, watch well thy faith; for with it thou canst win all things, however poor thou art, but without it thou canst obtain nothing. “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”
Did you hear that, “to him that believeth, all things are possible”. So when next the mind game begins, remind yourself that all things are possible including the one you are facing now. I am very sure this messaging is ministering to someone. This “Faith thing” cut across board, so don’t think you are alone, if you are the one. Please us write to us using [email protected] or seek a matured Christian to share your thoughts and doubt.
What about telling God in prayer? You need this strong faith to believe that God is willing to attain to your needs. Also remember God uses man to strengthen one another. God cannot send an angel to you when He had placed people around you. God sent Jethor to Moses, when he was having leadership problem and his advice worked. Infant today, people in the secular had adopted the principle. What about Saul when Christ accosted him on his way to Damascus, He sent a man named Ananias to him. Even Mary, the mother of Jesus, God used Elizabeth to confirmed the message of the angel to her, so what?
All we need do is to have our faith placed in God. How? Come let us see what the next message have in stock for us.
“Have faith in God.” Mark 11:22
Faith is the foot of the soul by which it can march along the road of the commandments. Love can make the feet move more swiftly; but faith is the foot which carries the soul. Faith is the oil enabling the wheels of holy devotion and of earnest piety to move well; and without faith the wheels are taken from the chariot, and we drag heavily.
With faith I can do all things; without faith I shall neither have the inclination nor the power to do anything in the service of God. If you would find the men who serve God the best, you must look for the men of the most faith. Little faith will save a man, but little faith cannot do great things for God. Poor Little-faith could not have fought “Apollyon;” it needed “Christian” to do that. Poor Little-faith could not have slain “Giant Despair;” it required “Great-heart’s” arm to knock that monster down.
Little faith will go to heaven most certainly, but it often has to hide itself in a nut-shell, and it frequently loses all but its jewels. Little-faith says, “It is a rough road, beset with sharp thorns, and full of dangers; I am afraid to go;” but Great-faith remembers the promise, “Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; as thy days, so shall thy strength be:” and so she boldly ventures.
Little-faith stands desponding, mingling her tears with the flood; but Great-faith sings, “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee:” and she fords the stream at once.
Would you be comfortable and happy? Would you enjoy religion? Would you have the religion of cheerfulness and not that of gloom? Then “have faith in God.” If you love darkness, and are satisfied to dwell in gloom and misery, then be content with little faith; but if you love the sunshine, and would sing songs of rejoicing, covet earnestly this best gift, “great faith.” (Ps 34:10)
Remember, even as little as a mustard seed will work. Have you seen one before if not look for it, it will encourage in this faith work. “Without faith it is impossible to please God”. Please consider the following passage in your bible and see the danger of faithlessness (Num 11:23; 14:18-24). Faithlessness destroys destiny and short circuit dreams. So beware!
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu