“Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. Hebrews 10:38
Starting EACH day takes faith. How much faith DO we really display? You know what I mean! Go ahead – Breathe! Eat! Drink! Move around! Dress yourself! Go where you choose! Listen, to the whispers of God’s love! Keep it up! Welcome to LIVING BY FAITH!
Tell of the good things in life. Feel happiness emerging naturally as you describe blessings with a little silk in your voice. Ponder each blessed family experience, listening to the ease in your heart as you share pleasant things. Rejoice freely with your faith-filled heart. Waiting in faith is comforting like a coloratura, who moves about humming an F Major, from Op3, No1.
Live by faith knowing that God will not allow digression. If you feel you have no faith, read Romans 12:3 and claim this portion of your inheritance. “…think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.” You can become the satin-hearted person with the intoxicating smile and confident testimony of God’s grace.
God’s word is filled with opportunities. Faith is not only a word but a place. Psalm 91 is the promise that “He who those who dwells in the secret place of the “Most High”, shall dwell under the shadow of the almighty God.” Put on a velvet attitude! Sit in the big chair of confidence! Be overshadowed!
Get God’s attention in a supportive way. God will supply our every need, so remove that hindering frown, and “lift up your heads O ye gates.” Live like a believer in the promise that: “God shall meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:9 (NIV)
When we acquire riches, it brings about a feeling of ease. The praise of men can also create a feeling of comfort. Feelings of comfort and ease are often described as joy; however true joy comes from doing worthwhile deeds. “Doing good deeds and sowing good seed” is how we want the Lord to find us. We must expect evaluations from above: we always grade ourselves too highly. Replace boredom with kindness for someone. That is LIVING BY FAITH.
Life is a fortune; it means be of good cheer. The most wonderful presence of God comes soothingly inwardly, with a song, the tune, the orchestra, and lyrics that give directions. That is LIVING BY FAITH.
Understanding faith means casting off fear. Peter had a vision in Acts Chapter 10. When first he doubted himself and the meaning of the vision, the spirit spoke telling him to “Go, doubting nothing.” We must welcome ourselves to each experience of “Living by Faith.”
Remember, Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. “