Did God forget about your situation?
Where have You Placed Your Faith? (I)
Today we are tempted to put our faith in many things. However, not all are that dependable. Some are actually dangerous. Some people trust in God, others in money, friends, self, political leaders, or military power. Still, others trust in science, other experts, astrology or fortune- tellers. Our choice today of where to place our faith is almost endless. However, the Bible offers specific warnings about where not to place our faith. “He who trusts in his own heart is a fool” (Proverbs 28:26). The Bible warns repeatedly about trusting in other gods besides the true God (Exodus 20:1–6).
Jeremiah warned about trusting in the lying words of false teachers (Jeremiah 7:4). Jesus cautioned about trusting in money and wealth (Matthew 19:21–23).
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5–7). This is why it is important to prove and know that God really does exist. We must also learn to trust in God’s Word—the Bible (Psalm 119:142,160; John 17:17). This involves studying, proving and learning to live by every word of God. We must not only develop faith in Jesus Christ—that He was the Son of God who came to die for our sins—but also develops the faith of Jesus who trusted and obeyed His Father’s instruction to the point of saying “…not My will, but Yours, be done” (Luke 22:42). Healing involves trusting God for what only He can do. Salvation will include receiving eternal life and becoming part of God’s family, we are healed by faith (James 5:14–15), we will be saved by faith.
Faith is a gift of the Holy Spirit. God gives His Spirit to those who repent and obey Him, Pray, study, meditate and regularly, Nourish and use God’s Spirit. Doubts will disappear as our faith grows (2 Timothy 1:6–7). Enduring and overcoming the trials will help us build both faith and patience (James 1:2–4), God has promised to get us through the trials (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Let’s make a diligent effort to grow in faith.
We need to Grow the Love that We had for the Lord before we Fell
When I read it, it gave me chills; It made a big impact on Me I personally felt like God was talking to me...
God wants to spend time with you, but you lost your first love. You’re doing all these things for Jesus, but you’re not spending quality quiet time with the Lord.
Revelation 2:2-5 I know what you do, how you work hard and never give up. I know you do not put up with the false teachings of evil people. You have tested those who say they are apostles but really are not, and you found they are liars. You have patience and have suffered troubles for my name and have not given up. “But I have this against you: You have left the love you had in the beginning. So remember where you were before you fell. Change your hearts and do what you did at first. If you do not change, I will come to you and will take away your lampstand from its place.
James 1:2-6 Consider it pure joy, my brother's and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds. because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
James 1:12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation, they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.