My life is lived by faith…not blind faith, but supernatural faith. It works for me. Faith means much to many people and means nothing to others.
There are many examples of faith throughout the Bible and chapter one of Hebrews is a great example.
This came to me from the book, Hinds’ Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard:
“Faith has nothing to do with intellectual belief. Faith is obedience. Faith and abandonment to God’s will and power are inseparable. Faith is willingness to do God’s will. Unwillingness to abandon one’s own will and to obey God is unbelief.”
Because I believe, my life is lived by faith.
When we are given the gift of faith, it is as small as a mustard seed. We are to nurture it until it grows into a tree that the birds of the air can nest in. Happy Sunday.
My belief for years has been that when we have faith the size of a mustard seed, nothing will be impossible for us. It was back in the early 1980’s that I read Matthew 17:20: “if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”This scripture implanted itself into my heart and soul and is active to this day. Happy Sunday.
I know of a few people who have been recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, including Alex Trebek, well known host of the TV game show, Jeopardy. This is a very frightening diagnosis and these people need our prayers. An extremely appropriate scripture appeared to me in my quiet time yesterday and I thought of all of these people. As much as it is possible for some, and to all others, happy Sunday.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified…for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV
Here is a lovely prayer I copied from somewhere at sometime and may have posted before but is worth posting again.
May today be all you need it to be. May the peace of God and the freshness of the Holy Spirit rest in your thoughts, rule in your dreams tonight, and conquer all your fears. May God manifest himself today in ways you have never experienced. May your joys be fulfilled, your dreams be closer, and your prayers be answered. I pray that faith enters a new height for you; I pray that your territory is enlarged. I pray for peace, healing, health, happiness, prosperity, joy, true and undying love for God. Amen.
A question I often get asked is, “How did you get such deep faith?” The answer has to be that I seem to, without knowing it, have trusted God all of my life…and with my life.
Yesterday, I came upon this scripture which seems to sum it up perfectly for me: “Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you even at my mother’s breast. From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.” Psalm 22: 9-10 NIV
I’m not sure that any better explanation is available. In whom do you put your trust? Happy Sunday.
So what does supernatural mean? Here’s one on-line dictionary’s explanation:
(of a manifestation or event) attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature.
“a supernatural being”
Today I read this in one of my spiritual journals: Faith – the supernatural ability to trust God.
In his book, Twelve Gifts from God, William Warch wrote: Everyone has the gift of faith but not everyone has an active faith.
So then I looked up the word activate, simply put by Wikipedia …
Activate is a verb meaning to make operative or active.
Makes sense, right? We have the gift of speech (or most of us do) but we can’t use it until we activate it by opening our mouths and putting our tongue, lips, and vocal cords to work. So with faith…we must activate our mind, heart, intellect, and whatever it takes to lay hold of this gift and put it to phenomenal use.
I’m not going to be so brash as to try to tell anyone how to activate their gift of faith. When one feels the need, one seeks the deed. That in itself is supernatural.