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Acting on Faith

I was talking to a friend this past weekend about how I’ve always had difficulty balancing waiting with moving.  That is, do I ‘Be still and know that He is God’, or do I start commanding mountains to move in the faith that they budge?  “But what if I move and it’s not God’s time? Or what if it’s not God’s will?” I ask. “Or what if I just move and nothing happens?”  So 9 times out of 10 I find myself with one foot through the door and the other still stuck inside not sure what to do.  And yet, as I searched the Bible, I couldn’t find one instance where faith was unaccompanied by action. In fact Hebrews 11 alone outlines 14 times where faith was expressed through action.  When Moses reached the Red Sea, not knowing how or when God would deliver them, kept staff raised in faith that…

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Being Patient With the Promise

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. – Mark 11:24 Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness     while I am here in the land of the living.  Wait patiently for the Lord.     Be brave and courageous.     Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. – Psalm 27:13, 14  Have you ever asked for something from God, but given up somewhere along the way? Or He’s promised you something, but it’s NOOOOOWHERE in sight? Like not even a glimpse of it?  It’s like those faith-deadlines –  when you tell God, I need this by then, or I’m trusting you for that promise by that time, and so you start praying and investing and seeking God’s direction towards it? Or God tells us, ‘I’m going to do this’, and we’re just waiting expectantly? Whether it’s a successful project, or a degree, or a baby, or a job, or…

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