Living From VICTORY...The Walk Of Faith
1 John 5:4-5
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world.
And this is the VICTORY that has overcome the world—our faith.
Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
Conviction, confidence, trust, belief, reliance, trustworthiness, and persuasion. In the New Testament setting, FAITH is the divinely implanted principle of inward confidence, assurance, trust, and reliance in God and all that He says. The word sometimes denotes the object or content of belief.
"Abraham is called "the father of faith"; true faith was exemplified through his life. In the life of this "friend of God" , faith is not defined as perfect character or behavior, but simply believing what God says. Abraham's life also demonstrates how we may grow in believing God's word and encourages us to persist though we may grow slowly or not see or faith's immediate fulfillment.
And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God.
By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
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Father, help us not fear the direction You are taking us that we do not understand, for You Father God are completely trustworthy.
Help us to believe Your Promises to us for You are able to bring them to pass even though we do not see how.
Help us to avoid striving to fulfill Your promises in our own strength, for it may result in self induced problems.
Help us to trust that You will provide as You have promised. Help us to remember that Your provisions are strategically located along the pathway of faithful obedience. In Jesus name Amen
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God calls His people to wisdom. The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord. Godly wisdom enables us to apply truth rightly. Exodus gives principles that teach us ways to live wisely; how to apply wisdom practically in our lives. The Holy Spirit will help us to practice wisdom as a Godly discipline, leading to full and vibrant life in Him.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Wisdom is frequently contrasted with foolishness. Wisdom brings life, blessing, honor, and the favor of God, while foolishness brings death, poverty, condemnation, and disgrace. Proverbs urges us to seek diligently and earnestly after wisdom.
Wisdom is a primary theme in Proverbs.
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Father, help us to rely fully on You to enable us to obey Your Word, knowing that Your Spirit and Your Presence set us apart.
Help us to meditate often on the Ten Commandments, remembering Your moral nature and character.
Show us how to reverence You Lord to help us to obey You fully.
Help us not to follow the crowd, especially when they do evil. Help us to turn away that we may earnestly follow You, Lord.
Remind us that giving is an act of worship for it demonstrates praise and faith in You as our Provider.
Help us to resist becoming impatient so that we do not sin and that our skills and abilities are gifts from You.
We thank You Father for taking care of us and may You receive all the glory, honor and praise.
In Jesus name Amen.
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Exodus 23:15, 19a
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving,
let your requests be made known to God;
and the peace of God,
which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.