Wednesday, November 19, 2008
alright here's the deal
I'm not trying to be selfish or prideful- that is not my heart, and God, if there's any of that in me, get rid of it...
Ok so times are rough right now for a lot of people, financially, emotionally, and just with all kinds of stuff.
So we talk and hear all about faith. It's awesome, and encouraging... but I can't get away from this question.
When are we going to BELIEVE?
When are we going to let our faith arise and walk in righteousness again?
Hard times are not an excuse to live in sin. Period.
Hard times are not justification for complacency and stagnation either.
I have never had to live in really hard times, and I am thankful, but its in moments like this one right now that I wish I could understand. I'm blessed and I love life, but how do I bridge this divide?
Would I think differently if I was in the middle of the situation myself? That I do not know, but I can't sit around and try to figure that out... I just need to express what I'm feeling and walk in what I know.
I feel like the only way we are going to get out of this funk is through the power of the Holy Spirit. I wanna see a bunch of people filled with the Spirit, and then soak in His presence, and be so changed by His presence that we really begin to walk in the power that we just tapped into.
Over and over and over again in the Word when faith is mentioned, its right next to miracles and salvation.... We have enough faith to believe God created the universe but we can't believe that He will provide for us?
We have made faith all about our behalf. Do I really believe that God can do this for me?
We need to get over ourselves and know that we are taken care of. He is our dad.
Dad knows how to take care of His kids. Maybe not all dads do, but this One is perfect. Hasn't He proved Himself faithful to you time and time again?
I'm so ready to make faith about miracles and salvation, vs. petting us when we are wallowing around in self pity.
I know so many are struggling, but think of how much faith people could begin to have to see the miraculous in their situations if they saw miracles happen for others...
Where is our power?
I believe that we really just need to REALLY know how much God loves us. And then let that propel us into the cycle of worship where because of His love, we worship Him, and then He shows us new levels of Himself which gives us a heart to worship some more and then He shows us Himself in all new ways which gives us all the more reason to worship and then He shows us even more of Himself which stirs our love and hunger even more to worship Him and then.... you get the point.
If we could really know His love for us, I believe we would begin to believe all the other promises He makes about us, thus we would walk in great faith that our God will do exceedingly abundantly more than we could ask or imagine.
If we could really root our confidence in Him, our focus could get off of us and faith could be about the Kingdom and its advance.
For the Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy, in the Holy Ghost.
If we will walk in the righteousness we know we are supposed to walk in, He will give us peace and joy. But it can only be done IN the Holy Ghost. Our power comes from God alone. We have to get our focus back on God and His Kingdom, and inviting others into this Kingdom.
I want to see this harvest thats talked about.
I want to walk in the power of Holy Spirit and be led into fulfilling everything on His heart.
I want to see miracles.
I'm honestly tired of hearing, this generation is like an army, an army is arising, this will happen, that will happen and all that stuff... Let's be that army NOW instead of expecting it to pop out of nowhere one day. We ARE that army. The generation on the earth right now can be mighty, but we have to take our focus off of self and fix our gaze on the only one who deserves it.
Our faith will increase as we worship and see our King and learn of His love, but also as we walk out our faith and thus begin to see all we keep hearing about.
I have faith.
I'm so ready for this.
Posted by Fisher at 10:06 PM