You would think I would have a pretty firm grip on faith since I write about it every week. But I already told you, I’m not a faith expert; I’m just someone who is humbly determined to learn as much about faith as God will allow. I want to be able to do everything He said I can do through His Son—leaving no stones unturned. It just so happens He’s teaching me on the world’s stage through a blog. But I don’t mind, as long as I’m learning how to maximize this amazing gift. Hopefully, what He’s teaching me, will help others. Let me share the latest revelation I received about a week ago.
“It’s” possible because “it” will be done supernaturally, by God.
The Holy Spirit enlightened me that He knew I was trying to live my life by faith—which is good. But I was still depending too much on the mechanics; all the what’s, why’s, if’s, and wherefores had to be somewhat answered before I could believe. I wasn’t acting like I knew faith exceeds the limitations of man. Since I’m in this world but not of this world (see John 17:16), I should start thinking more supernaturally like the world I’m headed to.
God wants me to believe from a supernatural realm where faith isn’t dependent on the natural order of things. You see, subconsciously I ran everything through a logical filter: reasonableness, sensibleness, and soundness all of which can become—faith destroyers.
Believe in God’s ability—over yours.
Think about this: The miracles that were made possible in the Bible were done, by God, through ordinary people like you and me: Gideon’s clan was the weakest in Manasseh, and he was the least in his family (see Judges 6:15). Elijah was a man with a nature like ours (see James 5:17). Jeremiah was concerned that he was too young to be used by God (see Jeremiah 1:6-7).
God chooses the weak things of this world to confound the things which are mighty (see 1 Corinthians1:27). He receives all the glory when His power shines through frail vessels. But even though Heaven is fueling the power, we still have plenty of work to do:
1. Submit our lives over to God.
2. Develop an intimate relationship with Him.
3. Fight the good fight of faith by lifting the shield of faith when fears and doubts creep in; use the Word to slay anything contrary to what the Lord says. (See Ephesians 6:16-17.)
4. Stay encouraged and wait for His perfect timing to make it possible.
Now here’s the hardest part:
5. Ask God to help you accept His will if it differs from yours (see Luke 22:42). When you genuinely accept His plan, it frees you from the enemy’s torment.
6. When our prayers are in alignment with God’s will, all things are possible.
… With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).
Two closing remarks:
• The devil told me if I make any attempts to strengthen my faith, I’m asking for trouble because faith has to be tested. However, he left out one important detail; faith will be tested—developed or not. So, it’s best for me to have my arsenal pointing straight at him; fully powered up, and ready to fire—24/7.
• I had written another writing for this week, but at the last-minute God changed it to “Possible!” Is He sending you the message Possible for such a time as this?
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.