Monday, July 30, 2018

God Promised

God, who does not lie, promised. Titus 1:2

Faith is not conjuring up, through an act of your will,
a sense of certainty that something is going to happen.
No, it is recognizing God's promise as an actual fact,
believing it is true, rejoicing in the knowledge of the
truth, and then simply resting because God said it.

Faith turns a promise into a prophecy. A promise is
contingent upon our cooperation, but when we exer-
cise genuine faith in it, it becomes a prophecy. Then
we can move ahead with certainty that it will come
to pass, because "God...does not lie."
From Days of Heaven upon Earth

Reader, all of us have something that we are trusting
God to do in our lives. Sometimes it is only wishful
thinking and one cannot expect the outcome to be
what is wished. But, when there is a booming voice,
or a quiet whisper that brings us into joyful faith,
then, it becomes prophetic, and a place of rest. Sarah
was not quite there, but Abraham pleased God be-
cause He believed God. ( I still need to renew, some-
times, a "prophecy"given to me 26 years ago in a
booming voice!)

Abraham believed God and it was counted unto 
him for righteousness... 
But to him that works not, but believes on him 
that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for 
righteousness. (Romans 4:3, 5)

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