Diving into faith Brent Phillips-Encounter Houston
Galatians 3:14 "Through Christ Jesus, God has blessed the Gentiles with the same blessing he promised to Abraham, so that we who are believers might receive the promised Holy Spirit through faith."
Faith is the currency of the kingdom of God. Faith makes the exchanges possible. If we come to God with doubt and disbelief we will not see the kingdom of God coming forth. We must come to Him with faith. Faith is what allows us to be filled with the Holy Spirit.
What is faith? Sometimes we may feel that God is too good to be true. We might get discouraged when our efforts in God's work fail. Faith is the belief that it really is possible.
Hebrews 11:1 "Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see."
We cannot define faith by our own experience and what is happening around us. We cannot measure faith by the world's standards, we must measure it by God's standard. If we truly want to be who God created us to be we need him to have faith in him.
Hebrews 11:6 "And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him."
Do you believe that the God that you are serving will reward you? Our faith cannot be based on our own works. It is based on the nature of God. Your faith is not based on how much you love God but on how much he loves you.
Sometimes we make excuses for our spiritual laziness. We say that it is God's will not to heal when we don't have the faith to be healed. Instead of defending our faith we defend our doubts. Let's stop trying to find reasons why God can't, and press in to promises where he said he will. The failures of yesterday do not determine the possibilities of today and tomorrow.
Mark 9:23 "...Anything is possible if a person believes."
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