Saturday, July 23, 2011


Adventures of Faith!

Verse for Today: Saturday, July 23, 2011
Psalms 18:29 - For by You I can run upon a troop; and by my God I can leap over a wall.

Faith is for us to practice and its not an intellectual exercise. Faith is based on the object of faith which is in a person who is our Lord. Our faith is based on who the Lord really is and what He can do in and through our lives. Faith is the enabling that the Lord gives us to believe on Him and to take His Word as a basis for all our actions. Faith challenges us to prove it through practice. If we do not exercise faith practically, we do not have faith. Faith is action as a demonstration of what we believe. It enables us to do unusual things in life simply because of our trust in the Lord who will enable us to do it. It helps us to attempt great things for God and expect great things from God. Faith enables us to be adventurous in our daily walk. Faith tells us that we blindly believe what our Lord tells us in His Word. So if the Word asks us to go forward in spite of forceful hindrances like a troop, we would still go forward. This was what David did as a young solider. He was able to go against Goliath who was equal in power to a small troop. David could walk over him without any difficulty and it was accomplished by the courage the Lord gave him based on his faith. it was faith that made Abraham believe that he could sacrifice his only begotten son and expect him to be back even from the ashes at the alter on Mount Moriah. Faith enabled David to go into the lion's den without any fear. Faith made Paul to courageously preach gospel without regard for the consequences. Faith enabled the three Hebrew boys to go into the fiery furnace without trembling. Faith made the Israelites to walk around Jericho believing that it would crumble. Faith is an adventure and it requires the capacity to believe in the God who promised that certain things will be accomplished if we believe. It will help us to jump over any hindrance if we are in the will of God and believe in the promises of God.

Dear friend, how is the barometer of your faith? It is through faith that sinners get saved. It is the assurance through faith that makes us wait for the imminent return of our Lord in the clouds to take us home to be with Him forever. It is faith that helps us to share the gospel with a sinner hoping that he might open his heart to receive the free gift of salvation from God. Faith keeps us going through the dark tunnels of life hoping that there will be light at the end of the tunnel. Faith helps us to hold on to the Lord and His promises when we go through difficult circumstances. Today the Spirit of God challenges us to take His Word by faith and believe every bit of what God has promised. This challenge is to believe and to act accordingly so that we will see amazing results in our lives. It is this faith that has helped William Carey or Jim Elliot to carry gospel to far away countries and God gave wonderful results. Faith never disappoints, but only fortifies us to go forward because it is faith that gives us hope for a brighter tomorrow. We can see such brighter days in our lives only if we exercise faith and go forward without regard for the hindrances of troops or walls in front of us. Let us demonstrate it today in our lives as we keep going by holding the hands of the invisible God by faith.

Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please God.

Thought for Today
Faith accomplishes where reason and human ability fail.

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