IS YOUR FAITH SHALLOW?
STANDING STRONG THROUGH ADVERSITY:
WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES
Scripture open doors to knowledge and understanding, everything that pertains to life now and eternal can be found there. If you never take the time to sit down in quietness and allow the Holy Spirit to minister to you, that blessing you are expecting may have already passed you by. How inspiring it is to vision the awesome power of knowing Jesus and the price he has paid for each of us to be free created beings, able to live in the promise.
Jesus’ ministry was about instilling hope in people lives and what he set in place he appointed others to carry out, you are encouraged to remain diligent and obedient as leaders, teachers and followers of the master plan. Jesus instructions and encouraging words strengthen you for the journey set before you. …the Lord appointed and sent…he himself was about to go…he said, “go your way, I give you authority…over all the power of the enemy…nothing by any means shall hurt you…nevertheless, do not rejoice in this that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven (Luke: 10: 1-3; NKJV). You are to be sincere in how you accept God’s plan for your life, for it is then you become prosperous.
Jesus went on to say, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see…many have desired to see what you see and have not seen it and to hear what you hear and not heard it…blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” (Luke: 11: 28) God’s blessings are in steady supply for those courageous enough to become learners and doers of what thus says the Lord.
When you reach a point in life where God has been there in your time of need, when he’s lifted you out of un-foreseen circumstances, glorify him with praise and thanksgiving and keep pressing forward. Remember, the race is neither to the swift, nor the battle the strong… (Ecclesiastes: 9:11), but to those who endure to the end. If you are obedient and willing to humble yourself unto the Lord, and you get to the point that you quit defending yourself and attacking others, you open a door for the Lord to fight for you.
Focus on these words; THE LORD IS MY SHEPARD, enjoy the journey.