Friday, October 2, 2009

Be Patient Warriors of Faith

"Therefore, brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable. Firm as a rock, devoted to Christian life, for their faith is not vain." - 1 Corinthians 15:58

Too many Christians become unsettled, weary, and unhappy with were they are in life. These people give up, change churches, blame others (spouses, family, pastors, other Christians), or even blame and turn their back on God. The problem is not all of these external things listed above, it is internal. The real issue is that they do not have patience and do not use their faith -- rather than press on towards their divine destiny, which was right in front of them; they retreat and push their destiny further from them. There is a quote by Gordon Lindsay that fits perfectly with this, he said "Don't dig up in unbelief what you planted in faith."
And that is so true and seems to be where so many people fail, they give up before the fulfillment of the blessing, they toss in the towel and say, "Oh, I tried that faith stuff and it didn't work!" No, "faith tried you and you weren't ready." We have to be patient and diligent if we are going to see the fruits of our faith!


If we are going to live a successful Christian life we are going to have to be patient warriors equipped with faith and the Word of God. If we remain steadfast and don't give up, He is faithful and the plans and dreams that God has placed in our hearts WILL come to pass.


"So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word." - Hebrews 10:23 AMP

"Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart." - Psalms 37:4

"But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing. If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of [a]the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him. Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind. For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord, [For being as he is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides]." - James 1:4-8 AMP

5 comments:

  1. Go girl! Love
    After thought: I am sure your great great grandfather (Shade) would be proud of you.

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