Life with No faith is an existence at best. Granted we can set goals and attain things but when the rain hits if the Faith muscle was Not exercised … at the very best we will only have good memories.
“Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” … Matthew 26:39
It took Jesus 33 years of Faith muscle exercise and He still asked GOD if He could be sparred from the cross. Moral of the story dont be so hard on yourself if you struggle with what I am about to say here.
Faith is Not a set of beliefs … Faith is a way of believing. Thus Faith is a verb with a dash of noun. Faith is Resting (verb) and a muscle (noun) that needs exercise.
But … and this is the Really important part … for the muscle (noun) to produce Resting (verb) there are Spiritual Principles that must be the focal point of the exercise (and all our difficulties are just Faith workouts).
Spiritual Principles for strong Faith:
1) I am No longer under the law and therefore what I am facing is Not a consequence of breaking a law.
2) The GOD I believe in Is LOVE beyond what I can conceive and He LOVEs me in a way beyond human comprehension.
3) The GOD I believe in is in control of All things and is working all things out for my Good. And His definition of Good is Better than mine.
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