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Where Is Your Faith?

November 25, 2018

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Where Is Your Faith?

We are just like Jesus’  disciples.     Every time a seemingly impossible or scary situation comes up,  the fear factor overwhelms us  and we panic.     We are unable  to imagine being saved  from the pending disaster  or being able  to recover from a tragedy.

Just as Jesus wanted His disciples  to grow in faith,  He wants us  to grow in faith  as His dear children.     We always need  to continue  learning to lean  on our Lord  for the strength we need.     The event recorded  in Luke 8:22-25  shows us the awesome power of God  that is available  every moment  of our lives.     It reads:

Now it came about  on one of those days,  that He and His disciples  got into a boat,  and He said to them,  “Let us go over  to the other side  of the lake.”     And they launched out.     But as they were sailing along  He fell asleep;  and a fierce gale of wind  descended upon the lake,  and they began to be swamped  and to be  in danger.

And they came to Him  and woke Him up,  saying,  “Master,  Master,  we are perishing!”

And being aroused,  He rebuked the wind  and the surging waves,  and they stopped,  and it became calm.     And He said  to them,  “Where is your faith?”    

And they were fearful and amazed,  saying to one another,  “Who then is this,  that He commands  even the winds and the water,  and they obey Him?”

Jesus asks us  that same question today  —  “Where is your faith?”

If we don’t know,  we need  to start looking  at all the things we know for sure  that God has done  for us  and the world.     Just what is it  that we believe in?     Who made  all of creation  and made all of the stars and planets travel in orbits  that gives us our time system?     Who balanced  all of the various forms  of life on earth  so that everything serves a purpose  to help sustain life?     Who gave human beings the intelligence  and physical makeup  to invent all sorts of things?

Who was able  to make prophecies  about a Savior  in intricate details  and then have it all come true  in Jesus Christ?     Who was able  to lead the Israelites  to write down God’s word  and copy it exactly year after year  as new copies were needed,  so that the later copies  were just like  the very earliest written works?

Only the LORD God  can do any of these things — and He has proven His power and ability  through the keeping  of His prophecies.     So,  “Where is your faith?”

We have to admit  our weaknesses,  doubts and fears.     But,  in the same breath,  we need  to keep on remembering  God’s proven power and love  in Jesus Christ.     Based on the proofs  in God’s word,  we hold tightly onto our faith  in the LORD God Almighty  and His only begotten Son,  Jesus Christ,  our Lord.

As we remember God’s proven love  in Jesus Christ,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  no one can understand or know  all that You have done  in love  for each and every one of us.     But,  help us to keep on remembering  what we do know about,  so that Your Holy Spirit may strengthen us  in the true faith.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

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This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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