Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I choose Faith

Lately in my quiet time and in my women's bible study,
I've been learning about faith.

I'm learning that faith requires both believing and obeying. And that unbelief is sin. Faith pleases God

I'm reminded that trials will come. And that I am to be faithful through them
I must know His Word. I must choose to live by faith.

I'm learning about the rest of faith. Kay Arthur {incredible woman} says that 
the rest of faith is uniting the Word of God with faith for a particular situation. 
In every situation, I want to take what I know is true based on the Word of God, and then apply faith. 
I want to trust that God's Word is TRUTH. I want to believe God. I must believe God. 
And I must walk in obedience to His Word.

So many times, I have chosen to {not completely} trust God. 
To {pretty much} have faith {except for the little part that doubts}. 
To {worry instead of} rest in His promises. 
To believe {lies more than} the truth. 

But God is faithful even when I am not. He knows my heart, and He loves me regardless of what I think or do. 
He loves me even when I choose the passing pleasures of sinful words, thoughts and actions over the rest of faith.
He has given us His Word to live by. He has revealed His character to me. 
He spoke the world into existence. I have no problem believing this. 
Yet, I doubt His power in little life situations.

I am choosing to live by faith. 
I am choosing to rest in faith. 
I am trusting God. 
I am believing God. 
I choose to know the Word. 
I choose to obey God. 
I choose the Truth.

"For in just a very little while, "He who is coming will come and will not delay. 
But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him." 
But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved."

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