Monday, March 9, 2009

Trust is True Faith

By this, Jesus said, is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit. John 15:8

This statement puts many other things in perspective.

In Psalm 57 David prays: Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, for my soul takes refuge in You; and in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge until the destruction passes by. I will cry to God Most High, to God who accomplishes all things for me.

In Psalm 138 he prays: Though I walk in the midst of trouble You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me. The Lord will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O Lord, is everlasting…

The inter-connection between answered prayer and God’s glory is undeniable. His desire is that we exhibit our faith in prayer and He looks forward to giving us the answers we seek, particularly the ones that we need.

So much does God want us to “get” this that Jesus stated emphatically Have faith in God. Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea', and does not doubt in his heart but believes what he says is going to happen, it shall be granted him. Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them and they shall be granted you." Mark 11:22-24

So critical in our faith is the equation that Jesus tells us to stand on the answer so much that we can feel it, taste it and see it. It is then that it shall become reality. Faith is a heaven opening key!

His track record is good. Why not take the next step that He is calling you to take? Those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You." Psalm 9:10

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