TRANSFORM YOUR THINKING AND BE GUIDED BY YOUR FAITH
WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES
FAITH is the GOLD KEY that God has provided to us to unlock all the mysteries that are set before us in this life. In Hebrew 11:1 the WORD OF GOD provides us with this description of faith. It says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Therefore, when we come into the full knowledge of what Faith is, it forces us to see through our Spiritual Eyes, by removing our fog glasses, transform our energies into changing our present mind set and learning to walk by faith and not by sight.
In addition, it requires you to think more deeply on your relationship with GOD, your higher power. We tend to strive for things in the world that will complete or identify who we are instead of whose we are. We adapt to our surroundings allowing that to form our character into the very image of worldly ways or standards that is what’s expected, we’ve come to believe.
THE GOLD KEY that allows you to Channel Your Faith assumes a totally different path. Faith requires obedience which moves us from the position of being caught up, conforming to the world’s way. We are reminded of Jesus, his teachings and the pattern he’s given to follow; therefore, we cannot worship two God’s at once. Making the decision to step out in faith requires commitment and sacrifice. Scripture reminds us that faith is not what we see with our mortal eyes but it is a hope (a trust) planted deep in our spirits.
When you learn to use your GOLD KEY to channel your faith, you make the decision to follow God and in doing so don’t concern yourselves with material gains because there is more to life than what you eat and wear; more to who you are than clothing. Jesus described it this way: “Observe the birds how they are free, unfettered, and careless in the care of God; we are of far more value to God. Observe the wildflowers and all their beauty, they never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and designs quiet like it? Even those who are best dressed look shabby in comparison.” Just think, If God give so much attention to wildflowers and birds, won’t he take care of you, take pride in you and do his best for you? (Matthew 6:25-33)
What you can do is pay attention to God, how he works, he has promised to take care of his own. So, don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. James 4:13 puts it this way, “We don’t know the first thing about tomorrow, we are nothing but a wisp of fog, catching a brief bit of sun before disappearing. Instead make it a habit to say, “If the Master wills it and we’ll still alive, we’ll do this or that.”
So you ask, what is the process for using your GOLD KEY to unlock the door to Your Faith? Place everything about you before the Master Jesus, embrace him and his message, become interconnected within the pattern; be willing to change the way you think, don’t become so well adjusted to the world that surrounds you that you’re not able to recognize what it is God wants from you and wants to do through you; embrace the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. For once in your life dare to be different, allow God’s love to flow through you, from your center, focus on the eternal purpose and move in faith. Allow faith to be your road map, guide, friend and companion and in that, Christ will do within you a mighty work. We are all created and chosen for a purpose.
There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Every part of Scripture is God breathed and useful one way or another–showing us the truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Learning how to use your GOLD KEY will allow Your Faith to mold and shape you for the tasks God has especially for you to share with others, his way.
Click on the video clip below and allow Pastor Davis to conclude our discussion from the Book of Romans 12:2.
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