Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that our need is God’s golden opportunity to let our faith find expression.
“That expression of faith is all that God needs to manifest His Power. Faith is the Key that unlocks the storehouse of God’s resources.” Faith turns every opportunity into a golden one. Faith turns every problem into an opportunity. Faith moves mountains of difficulty, mountains of failure, mountains of disappointment. Faith is what removes the dross from the gold. The gold is perfected faith at work.
I think when I first noticed that I wasn’t even really thinking about where it’s going to come from, how it’s going to be paid, etc., I was a little surprised. Then, I had to laugh at myself, because I know God’s got me. What I didn’t realize before, was the peace and security that came from the prayer of thanks and faith. That’s the prayer God gave me to say daily, in addition to the Lord’s prayer. It had changed my heart and quieted my soul. And the longer I say it, the more assured and strong in my faith I become. And this is true in every area of my life.
When I’m trying to do a project on a budget, I don’t worry whether or not it’s going to turn out okay. I know by faith that it will. I’ve seen God move and make things happen time and time again. The surprise dinner guests was a prime example. Faith shines a light onto possibility. Faith calms and quiets a soul. Faith is a strong refuge when fear and panic want to take over. Sometimes we have to take hold of faith and hold on with a resolve and a death grip, and through gritted teeth. But faith never fails. The hardest part of having faith, is not letting go of it. I’ve always found that had I just held on a little longer, had I just been still a moment more, had I not been in such a hurry or so impatient…yeah, hindsight is twenty twenty, isn’t it. Well, it is a lifelong journey, and fortunately for us, God’s faith never wavers.
Love you from Cafe du Mondieu Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, April 10, 2019, 3:15 p.m.