Faith - complete confidence and trust
Trust - unquestioning belief in the integrity, strength, or ability of person or thing
Everyday we walk in faith. We all have faith and/or trust in something - or someone!
For example: spouse; children; friends; doctor; vehicle; banks; science; ourselves; God.
On and on the list goes.
Who or what do you put your faith in?
Do your trust God to have everything under control?
Is your faith in Him unshakable? or is it shaky?
Do you doubt His ability to look after you - to meet your daily needs?
Do you doubt that He has a desire for you?
Maybe your faith is strong and secure - in HIM! I pray that this is so!
However, maybe there is someone in your life who does not have complete faith and trust in God; who doesn't see the necessity to "let go and let God". That 'someone' could be your spouse, or a child, or a friend.
Did you know that the disciples asked Jesus to increase their faith?
The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!"
Jesus had been asked to heal a boy with an evil spirit; here is part of the conversation between Jesus and the boy's father:
Mark 9:22 - 24
"It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us."
" 'If you can'? " said jesus. "everything is possible for him who believes."
Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"
Have you ever cried out to God to help your unbelief? to increase your faith? We can, you know! When we pray and ask Him to increase our faith He will do this for us! He desires for our faith to be steadfast and strong - all He asks from us is a willing heart!
And we can ask this for those we love! If your spouse, or child or friend is lacking in faith spend some time with the Father, asking Him to increase their faith.
Pray this prayer over your loved ones today:
Dear Father God,
I pray this on behalf of _____, Lord. I pray for them to seek You today! Send Your Holy Spirit to place a gnawing in their heart that will bring them to You - a desire to talk and walk with You. Give ______ a belief in You that surpasses anything they've experienced thus far! Father, lead ______ by Your Spirit; fill their mind with thoughts of You; with Scripture they may not even know they have remembered! You are so awesome God! I thank You, that You love _____ even more than I do! May they know Your love and live in it today! Lord, increase their faith today. Protect ______ today, Father; Save _______ from the evil one. I Praise you Lord and I give You thanks!
In Jesus Precious Name I pray,
I pray for His blessings on you today!
Resting in HIM,