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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Reasons for Faith in God

There are good reasons why we need faith and I thought that might be a good subject for me.  I need some encouragement today, so maybe this is it.  Remember, I told you my definition of faith, that it is complete submission to God in everything and trust Him to take care of everything in your life.  Let's look at some of the good reasons why we need this kind of faith.

Assures Success

2 Chronicles 20:20  "And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper."

A Fundamental Duty

John 6:28,29  "Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, this is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent."

A Defensive Weapon

Ephesians 6:16  "Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked."

An Indispensable Element

Hebrews 11:6  "But without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him."

Essential in Prayer

James 1:5,6  "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraids not; and it shall be given him.  But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.  For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed."

Should Be United With Love

1 John 3:23  "And this is His commandment, that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment."

Complete Faith or Trust in God assures success in our Christian walk and life, it is our duty to believe in Him.  Faith is also a weapon against the devil and his temptations.  Faith is indispensable in our Christian walk and it should be united with love for our fellowmen.  Faith is casting all our care upon Him because He cares for us and loves us with a boundless love.  We cannot comprehend that kind of love, it is unfathomable.  Just trust Him with everything.  God bless you with this kind of faith.  Grandma Joan

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