Dailies 2019

Dailies~ In His Word,
August 30, 2019
It really annoys me the trouble the world has created for the word “faith”. We have people who name themselves the action that we are to have in order to believe, pretty much anything. It has distastefully favored so many people though. The use it for fake healing, that is set up to make money. They use it for sending in money as if we are buying God’s favor. To be true it sounds more like the tables in the temple that Jesus flipped back I the day. True faith is so much more than asking for money.  Faith is trusting that something, or God, is real, or will happen before you see the proof in the pudding!
Why is that so hard for some people to accept?
 And faith is of things hoped for a confidence, of matters not seen a conviction,for in this were the elders testified of;by faith we understand the ages to have been prepared by a saying of God, in regard to the things seen not having come out of things appearing;,and apart from faith it is impossible to please well, for it behooves him who is coming to God to believe that He is, and to those seeking Him He becomes a rewarder.  Hebrews 11: 1-3&6 Young’s Literal Translation

Trying to find a version that is not copy written is difficult. I suggest you go online and do a detailed reading of scriptures relating to faith. What I found is that faith is literally; accepting the impossible or invisible to be real and, or true.  One version says it s the ‘substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen’.
So how do we believe? How do we make the choice to accept that Christ is who He says He is, and that God is real, and that we are as they say “saved” from our sins?
Someone wrote once “I sought the Lord and he saved me and delivered me from my sins...” But would that happen if one had not first believed there was a God to seek?
I can recall in the days before I believed the tormented soul I must have seemed. The life I had looked for all my 18 years was again falling apart, my families were splitting up into two countries and I felt so lost and alone. My friends went of to college,  I felt more alone. So I worked a lot! I grabbed as many extra hours as I could to build a financial life if nothing else. I was taken aback by first my Aunt’s death and then my Grandmothers which were crucial signs by God that He was calling me. If you read my testimony you would follow my belief trail to find that I finally accepted that I did believe in Jesus. I developed my faith at that point I suppose but it grew since then to believe so many things as truth. I can say that my God shall supply all my needs because I have experienced it! I can say ‘God is  everything’; as I wrote in a paper in Bible College because He truly is what makes my everything work in life. He has brought me to where I am today to write this, and to think again on these things in a renewed exciting way, for His purpose.  It is not about my believing as much as my accepting that I believe.
Ask yourself today, what do you really believe? What have you accepted as truth, in His Word?  Read it, learn it, grasp it today as you read the 11th chapter of Hebrews.  Take a few Selah moments today and then thank Him for giving you that measure of faith.
For by the grace (unmerited favor of God) given to me I warn everyone among you not to estimate and think of himself more highly than he ought [not to have an exaggerated opinion of his own importance], but to rate his ability with sober judgment, each according to the degree of faith apportioned by God to him  Romans 12:3 AMP version
What will you do with your measure of faith? It’s a given!
Heavenly Father, help us to trust you, to believe that You are a planner and You know each of our walks and You see us as we struggle, as we grow closer to the person You planned for us to become. Thank you for all the time you put into us, for your love and direction in Jesus’ name, amen.
Teresa M. Wilson