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Faith in God’s Promises

Faith in God’s Promises

These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. – Heb. 11:13

In the Old Testament, people of faith persevered through hardships and challenges by looking forward to the coming Messiah. They believed in God’s promises more than in their circumstances. They were sure of these promises and embraced them, even though they died in faith without receiving the fulfillment of these promises on earth.

How much more should we, surrounded by this great cloud of witnesses, run the race that God has set before us? Instead of looking forward to the coming of the Messiah, we look back at its reality. Jesus Christ came and fulfilled all the prophecies of His first coming. We now look forward with excitement to the fulfillment of the prophecies of His second coming. Hallelujah!

This cloud of witnesses surrounds us not as spectators, but as encouragers, cheering us on to keep the faith, stand strong, and never give up. This figurative representation empowers us on our journey. It uplifts us and enables us to become witnesses to others. Our faith in God’s promises helps others believe,  from glory to glory!

Do We Expect Divine Opportunities?

Do We Expect Divine Opportunities?

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. –  Gal. 6:9-10

An opportunity is a favorable juncture of circumstances that brings advancement or progress. As children of God, we have favor released on our circumstances without often realizing it. Without warning, amid our everyday schedules, we might receive a phone call, have a chance encounter, or face an impromptu request. Our response to these moments can bring about much more than we initially see.

Sometimes, opportunities appear minimal, insignificant, or of little value. But with God’s favor, nothing is insignificant. Other times, they seem too big or impossible. Opportunities come suddenly, leaving no time for our human thinking to hinder the outcome. We take a step of faith into what may not have an immediate impact. When led by the Spirit of God, it often conflicts with what we see, hear, or feel in the natural.

The Lord places someone in our path or brings something seemingly ordinary to lead us to the extraordinary. When opportunity knocks, let’s follow the leading of the Lord in responding to it. God opens doors no one can close and closes doors no one can open. We can trust Him and expect divine opportunities,  from glory to glory!

All Things Together for Our Good?

All Things Together for Our Good?

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. – Rom. 8:28

Whatever we think God is doing in our lives, we quickly find out He is doing much more. It’s as though we walk on a dot-to-dot pathway. With every step, a dot connects to another, and the picture becomes clearer. Not only do we move from dot to dot, but we also are like dots that God connects to fulfill His purpose.

We can’t guess what the full picture will be, because each dot reveals something new and crucial. While we may not understand how each part connects, we can trust that God works all things together for our good. We are His workmanship, and He cares for us deeply. Even though we don’t know what tomorrow holds, we know He holds our tomorrow, and we can rest in Him.

We enjoy the journey from dot to dot, knowing that each new destination is a new season, not the end. Even when it seems like nothing is moving, something is; we just may not see it. Constantly trusting that there is more to attain keeps us hopeful and prevents discouragement. Moving from dot to dot means there is always more to come, from glory to glory!

What Do You Remember?

What Do You Remember?

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God. Ps. 20:7

After helping her friend many times financially, there came a time when Brenda couldn’t. When that happened, her friend became angry and said, why don’t you ever help me? These crushing words pierced Brenda’s heart. How could one “no” remove all the “yeses” of the past? She forgave her friend, remembering her loving and giving is to be unconditional, like God’s.

People might forget what we have done for them, take it for granted, or even return our gestures of love with contempt. What we do, we do as unto the Lord regardless of the reactions of people. We take our hurt to the Lord and receive His comfort and healing. Most importantly, we watch our own heart and appreciate who others are in our lives and what they do for us.

Above all, we never forget all the Lord has done for us! Remembering how the Lord has brought us out of difficult situations strengthens us to trust Him to do so, again and again. While we know some of what the Lord has done, much we don’t know until after the fact, if at all. Recalling the goodness and faithfulness of God helps us to praise Him, from glory to glory!

God is Faithful!

God is Faithful!

By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. – Heb. 11:11

Sarah received the power to conceive because she counted God faithful in what He had promised her. We, too, receive the anointing to birth the promises of God as we recall His faithfulness. As we look back on how great the Lord has already moved in our lives, we rest assured He is the same today and will move in our lives in the same great and amazing manner.  

We might easily forget what God has done in our past. The obstacles we face today can be overwhelming. When the disciples realized they had only one loaf of bread in their boat, they started being fearful, forgetting the miracle of the multiplication of bread they had recently witnessed. They were looking at the lack of provision instead of looking at the provider who was with them: Jesus. 

Let’s keep our focus on the Lord’s presence in our lives. The moment we look to ourselves, or others, fear tries to quench our faith. We never expect disappointment when we depend on God’s faithfulness. We can depend on Him: His salvation, His healing, His provision, His deliverance, Him! When we recall how faithful God is, our faith is increased, from glory to glory!

New Wine!

New Wine!

And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. – Luke 5:37-38

The Lord trains us to let go of the old so we can partake of the new wine He has for us. Because of our familiarity with the old, we do not seek the new. When a parent weans a child from drinking the bottle, the child is unaware of the solid food, or the teeth, he will gain in its place. We do not seek the unknown. 

We may think the old is better because we are used to it. It takes courage to partake of the new. We have become accustomed to many elements in our lives, so we reach forth and desire them because of their familiarity. We might be too quick to say no to the unknown. By God’s grace, we learn to look forward to the unexpected in God.

In Christ, we have new wineskins; the old no longer fit. No matter what the new is, we can trust it is better than the old. We cannot change the steps we took yesterday, nor know our tomorrows, but we can walk step by step into the now by the Spirit of God. We will desire the new as we step into it, from glory to glory!

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