Faith In God

This is my 100th post this year.  It is my hope that I have said some things that made you think.  My intent has been to encourage all to keep an open mind and a heart that continues to seek God.  Spiritual growth requires a willingness to question all doctrine and religious thought.  Spiritual growth sometimes requires a degree of change.  I trust that you have been willing to question and make changes as you continue to grow in your relationship with God.

Faith in God is the foundation of all things spiritual.  Without an unwavering faith we find ourselves with no anchor in our lives as a Christian.  Romans 10:17 tells us “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.”   Mark 11:24 says, “whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”  Absolute trust in God is an essential to all Christian living.

With this said, let me pose a question.  “Do we really trust God?” Are we willing to place our lives in His control?  On the surface we say that we are willing to trust.  If we have to give an answer to the question, “Do you trust God”  we are willing to say yes I do.  When we have to place this answer into practical action do we have the same trust?  Too often our trust in God wavers.  Our absolute trust often evolves into an “I hope so”, or a “maybe.”  What happens to us when our faith waivers?

First we make mistakes.  When our faith waivers we often only provide partial obedience.  God told Abram to leave the land.  Without questioning God Abram obeyed.  When famine came to the land Abram’s faith wavered.  He ended up in Egypt without God’s approval.  As a result he put his wife in a terrible position.  When our faith waivers and we provide partial obedience to God we place both ourselves and others in positions that are detrimental to our well being.

Second when we waver it is costly.  Moses had led God’s children out of Egypt.  The time to go into the promised land was at hand.  God told Moses to send 12 spies into the land that He had given them.  Their job was not to determine if they could take the land.  God had already given them the land.  Their job was to see the grandeur of the land God had promised.  Their faith wavered.  Ten did not think they could take the land.  As a result of a wavering faith it cost them dearly.  Today when our faith wavers we pay a similar price.

Third when our faith wavers we begin to be shaken by the small things of life.  We lose our certainty.  We find ourselves in a position of doubting God.

Total trust in God is the foundation on which everything else rests.  We must realize that God does not change.  The promises made by God cannot be broken.  Place your trust in God and do not waver.  God is in control!

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4 Responses to Faith In God

  1. At major places and changes in life, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob built altars to God. Monuments to God’s work in their lives. Joshua brought 12 stones out of the Jordan and made a monument to God. Where are our monuments (places in life where God told us to do something, and we did it in faith)? This is one’s testimony on the earth. What makes us stand out to the world, other than the faith that Dell describes here?

  2. Thanks Brad, great thoughts.

  3. Jan says:

    As we see the hardships our world is facing today, I am so very thankful to know God is in control. Faith that gives God’s peace is the most sublime assurance this world can offer.

  4. Thankful indeed!

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