Archive for December 18th, 2007

Faith on solid ground?

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Jesus warns us against worry. (Luke 12:22) The best weapon against fear, and worry is faith. Everything is possible for him who believes. (Mark 9:23)
Faith is sizable. Jesus said if you have faith small as a mustard seed, you could move mountains. (Matt 17:19-20) I have found that there is three levels of faith. Faith that walks on solid ground, faith that stays in the boat, and faith that walks on the water.

Walks that walks on water.

– Peter walks on water. (Matt 14:29)
– Abraham believes with a barren wife. (James 2:23)

Would you trust God even in a season of high waters?
I know from my own experience that December is tough month but there is good news. Grace is available to all who believe.

Faith that stays in the boat

It seems natural to remain in the boat when the wind blows. It’s comfortable in the boat. We all like to that kind of faith because it is easy. Lord I believe it’s you walking in the water, but I rather stay in the boat. The disciples reacted that way, but not Peter.

Faith that walks on solid ground.

This kind of faith is that of Tomas. (John 20:24-25) Some of us want to everything going well before we believe. But the reality is, when things are all right, we don’t necessarily rely on God any longer. Some times the water is just a test, an opportunity for our faith to grow strong.
When we step out the boat, God puts victory under our feet. Let’s remember in this season that Jesus is Lord in all circumstances. He promised to never leave nor forsake us. If we’ve been strong in our faith in the pass but this time around the storm seems bigger, Christ is even bigger. I you have never been strong in your faith; this is a good time to rise up and experience a victorious life.
Because Jesus is Lord of all; the wind and the sea submit to Him; all things are possible to those who believe in Him.
May the grace of God shines upon you this Christmas season as we continue to fully trust in Him.

I’ve found joy being a Christian/ Charles Okafor

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007