So as i have shared over the past couple of weeks with the groups i’ve been able to be with, God has been really working on me and reminding me that when i move away from the basics, the core of who He is and what He is trying to accomplish, that i’m missing the big picture every time.
for example, the scripture that started all of this was Romans 10:17- ‘So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.’ for me, the Lord has been reminding me in this that to be encouraged in my walk, and to continue to know more about who He is and His character, i have to be in His word HEARING and THIS is what builds up my faith-endurance-perseverance…
somewhere along the way, i think at times we get so caught up in the little things- each other, situations, circumstances- that we slowly veer from what God has intended for us until we can’t even see the light IN the tunnel… does that make sense? then it becomes a bunch of jumbled scripture and me trying to make scripture be what we want it to be, instead of what it was intended to be; thus, the vicious cycle continues.
to me, faith is not a product of human reasoning… you know, we convince ourselves that faith is the smart way to go… b/c technically, in the world’s eyes, in the flesh, it’s not. it’s a product of hearing the word of God!
Galatians 3:22- ‘But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.’ in other words, the promise of faith is given to us when we believe in jesus, when we accept Him for who He is and what He has done. the amazing thing, is that God doesnt let our faith stop there… faith isn’t given to us in full and then we ‘lose’ it… we can continually grow it, encourage it, feed it… through God’s word!
if you dont know what i’m talking about i’d love to talk more with you about it, or find someone who does know the Word and talk to them… God is for you- and THAT”S scripture (Romans 8:31) 🙂 what a promise!
So why not give it a try? get in God’s word and see what He has for you- not your situation or your circumstance… just YOU! Sit with Him just a little while each day and see what He has in store for you… it’s BIG… 🙂