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Faith in God

Faith is a key ingredient for every Christian, therefore it is essential for us to develop our faith through Christ. When you experience trials or are passing through the storm, how do you build up your faith? Firstly it is important to understand the meaning of faith. One of my favorite verses in bible is Hebrews 11:1 : Faith is a substance of things hoped for evidence of things not yet seen.  Faith is standing under the word to expect your expectations. Faith is going beyond your limitations to visualise the expected end. Faith is the making the impossible things possible through Christ Jesus, it is calling those things that do not exist as though they did (Romans 4:17). Faith is the currency in the Kingdom of God.

It has been a long journey as a christian discovering my true identity in Christ Jesus and learning how to establish my faith in God. Along the road, I have had to trust God all the way, even when it looks like nothing is happening, I know my God has better plans and purpose in my life (Isaiah 55:8-11). Here are a few points to teach you how to build your faith in God

  • Meditate: Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17).  It is very important to meditate on the word of God because it encourages you when you are feeling down and discouraged.  When I feel like life is all over and I have reached the end of the road, I  search, study and meditate on the words in the bible that speaks about healing, peace, joy and so on. This comforts me, stirs up my heart and brings healing to my broken heart (Psalm 34:18).  Or when I am loosing hope in any situation, I remind myself of  the authority I have in Christ then begin to decree and declare a change in that situation.  I eat, drink and sleep the word, it becomes a part of me stored up on the inside ready to burst out anytime fulfilling its purpose upon my life and those around me
  • Believe: Not doubting God and what He can do, has been a learning process for me.  When I look back and remind myself what I had prayed to God for and it came to pass according to His will, my faith in Him increases.  I learn to trust Him more because I know He would do it again and again but it will be done in His own timing and way.  Dwelling in His presence, being in tune with Him to understand His desires has enabled me to know how He works, my heart becomes entwined with His and my spirit becomes united with His spirit then we become one 1 Corinthians 6:17.  Do not be double minded with what the Lord can do in your life, because He a great God and works in mysterious ways.  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea   driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways . (James 1:6-8).  Believe God when He says He would do it,  He not a man that would lie or change His mind, when He speaks it will be done  (Numbers 23:19).
  • Fellowship: Fellowshipping with like minded Christians been a great motivation for me.  When I need a friend to talk to, pray with,  I speak to selected friends who have a deep relationship with God.  Trusted friends who are there to encourage you and let you know that you are not alone.  Attending a church that is rooted and grounded in the word is very critical for spiritual growth in the Lord.  Having Pastors, Leaders in the church to guide you especially in stormy seasons of  your life improves your faith in God because you know that there are like minded Christians out there with the love of  Christ to reach out to you and support you.
There is so much more I could speak about but please feel free to comment on what has kept you going in your walk with Christ.  When you face challenges in life, how do you keep standing?  Lets learn to encourage one another in our walk with the Lord.

 

We all face challenges in life but the Lord sees us through it all. I thought about the faith I have in Christ and its impact and here is my moment with God.

Father my prayer is that anyone who reads this will be stirred up to put their faith in God. Because nothing is immpossible through Him, He is the master planner and He knows the end from the beginning. So dear Lord, teach them to start afresh trusting You and You alone in Jesus name, amen, amen and amen.

Walking down memory lane,
I thought about all the good things You have done for me.
All I can say is Jesus, I am so grateful to You.
Standing at present street, my mind reflects on all my desires and wants.
On my knees once again I pray, Lord grant me my heart’s desires.
I remembered Your word, nothing is impossible with You
So I stood my ground solidly on Your Word

For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment Luke 1:37 amp

You are my Lord who came through yesterday
You can do it for me today
You are my Breaker Messiah
So put my faith in You
All that I have hoped for
Will come surely come to pass in your name

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 NLT

My faith in You is rock solid
Its not shifting to the left or right
Not shifting to the front or back
My faith can move mountains
I speak with authority and power
Because I know who i am through Christ Jesus

I Call You Faithful – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VMAdu-HKQ8

prayer
My thoughts towards You Lord,  when all around me seemed to be crumbling. When I had no where else to run to and no one else to turn to.  The road seemed so dark and all I could see was a little glitter of light.  So I fixed my eyes on You.

 

I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed:
“O Lord, you are a great and awesome God! You always fulfill your covenant and keep your promises of unfailing love to those who love you and obey your commands. Daniel 9:4 NLT

My eyes are fixed on You Lord
My eyes are fixed on You
My hope is in You Lord
My hope is in You
My trust is in You
I am firmly rooted in You
Whatever happens I will not be moved.
Yes I will not be shaken
When the enemy pushes me to the left or right
I will not fall
Because Your covenant keeps me
Your promises are established in my life
Surely this I  confidently know

On christ the solid rock i stand

lost hope

During a period  of lost hope, frustration and disappointments, my thoughts from me to the Lord and His thoughts, the Lord to me.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.  Isaiah 55:8-9 NKJV



When all around me was sinking
When I had lost all courage to carry on
My light seemed like darkness
My road was rough and cooked
I searched every corners for help
I looked to the east, west, north and south
No one came rushing to my beckon
So I stood still to seek His face
Looked up to the heavens
Cried out to Him with all my heart
He heard my plea

He said
Trust me to bring you out of this mess
And l will make the crooked road straight
You have searched everywhere else, But not Me
Come to Me, you broken one and I will give you rest
I am the light that shines in the midst of darkness
I am the way,truth, and life.
In Me your joy, hope and faith is secured
Yes in Me.

Praise God

How do you praise your way through the storm? When do you praise your way through to God? Is it when you are happy or sad? Does your present circumstances, emotional state of mind determine when to praise your way through to God?

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving anda thank offering and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and say so to Him, bless and affectionately praise His name! Psalm 100:4 amp

All heavens declare the glory of the risen Lord
Let the earth bow down and worship the most high God
How great thou art, You reign in majesty
From victory to victory, mighty in battle are You

When I think about the good things You have done
I lift my hands up and shout praises to Jehovah Nisi
Even when I am feeling down, discouraged and disheartened
I sing praise to Your holy name
The devil flees forcefully at the sound of the name of Jesus
Something happens
Shackles are broken loose, the bound are set free
Breakthrough happens, divine exchange takes place

So Lord I praise my way through every situation
It does not matter how hard or challenging it is
During the stormy or rainy days
Praise is the secret code to entering into His presence

Praise