Lock It In
Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word, it gives secrets. God reminded me of a secret recently. The importance of faith, and a way to lock it in. God is impressed by faith. In fact, it may be one of the few things that impresses Him, that and obedience. Jesus always commended those who demonstrated it, and He always rewarded it. Some people that He didn’t even intend to heal, (not that He didn’t want to, but His purpose was something else) got healed simply because they had faith. Praying that you’ll review the PRISM Topic – Faith. If God thinks its impressive, it’s probably pretty important. Without faith it is impossible to please God. How do you get faith? (You don't get it, you grow it - you already it. God said He gave every person a measure of faith). So how do you grow faith? Read His Word – faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. That means read His Word out loud. If you speak it – your hear it more, and more will come by hearing. Faith comes by obeying. If you didn’t have faith, you wouldn’t obey. James said without action faith is dead, Your obedience proves your faith - it will grow it! And Faith comes by Praying in the Spirit – your heavenly language. Building yourselves up in your most holy faith – praying in the Spirit. So to grow your faith, Read His Word out loud! Hear the Word of faith preached, Obey immediately – it proves and improves your faith. And finally Pray in the Spirit – every time you do – your faith grows. Your mind won’t understand it, but your spirit will. So the secret God reminded me of? Thanksgiving. If you believe you have something, you can thank Him for it before you receive it. Do you include thanksgiving as a part of your prayer? Thanking him for the wisdom, or the provision, or the healing that you prayed for – that He promised to give you? Thanksgiving – locks in faith. When you thank Him for what He promised, and what you asked for – it will increase your faith and your joy. And you can rejoice in what’s coming. You can leave the timing to Him. He’s faithful – His timing is always perfect. And if you thank Him for what He promised, you don’t have to sit around waiting or doubting, you can be praising and thanking – so you can get on with it. With what? With the next thing He has for you in the meantime. God said it, I believe it, that settles it. Faith believes in God’s promise. When you have faith, you can sit in the chair, or you can start down the path. Jesus told that man seeking healing for His son, and man seeking healing for his servant. Jesus said, “Your servant, or your son is healed.” Moment of truth. You can go now. If you turn around and go home, you believe what Jesus told you. If you hesitate – why? To ask Him again? He already said “They’re healed.” That’s what Thanksgiving does – it locks in faith, it proves faith. You wouldn’t thank someone for a present they didn’t give you. That’s why thanksgiving demonstrates faith. It’s like turning around and going home. Jesus said your prayer was answered, you can go home now. If you do, you believe him, if you don’t, you don’t. Praise God His promise is true, and when you ask, He said you will receive – and when you thank Him you believe – It locks your faith in.
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!