Learning to believe

A thought I had this morning was that so many believers are trusting Jesus as their saviour, but, few know him as Lord in their daily lives. There is an old saying that goes like this, “If he is not Lord of all, he is not Lord at all”. I am positive most believers do not have Jesus as lord of their thoughts and obey Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things”. Three weeks back I contracted some bug that put me in a coughing fit where I sounded like mutly the dog and almost passed out. I spent 3 nights on the floor in the study praying for several hours and one night for 2 hours straight praying in tongues. In that time covered many things as I went through my walk asking for clarity. The biggest thing that has come up is the subject of faith when it comes to physical sickness and I have had to confess I do not have the faith Jesus talks about. All I have done is told Jesus that I do not believe and I cannot make myself believe and I have not a clue of what it means to have that kind belief. Then I said, "Lord I want to believe". That is my heart’s desire so that He Jesus will be glorified. From that moment on I started thinking the words of a chorus that we taught children many years ago. Faith is just believing what God says he will do, He will never leave us his promises are true, If we just receive Him, His children we become, Faith is just believing his wondrous work is done. I have been reading daily Psalm 103 “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; 5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s”. That is Father's promise to all. Those words “it is done” has given me a ray of light. Our reading this morning was Romans 6, one of the great chapters of the Bible and we need to be reminded daily of what it says. There is no doubt that the curse that stops believers from entering in is the curse of unbelief and Hebrews 3:12 puts it in strong words. “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God”. Life is a moment by moment experience that is a journey heading ever to a place of maturity in Christ by listening to Jesus voice and walking in obedience to what He is saying at all times.
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