|By Faith You Will Stand
Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris
Faith in Christ is an interesting thing. Everything taught about is yes and yet, without God the Father the idea of the Holy Spirit be given can not exist. See Jesus promised the Holy Spirit would come from God the Father. He promised He would send another comforter. That comforter is the Holy Spirit who comes and lives in the heart of each and every born again Christian. It more then hovering of the Holy Spirit of conviction on the heart about sin, it is the enter into our heart to live and commune with our Spirit for eternity. It is us giving permission to God to fill us and to change our hearts with faith. Trusting God to do the changing in our lives. To walk by faith and not by sight. Many people show joy of the Holy Spirit upon salvation, but salvation is not the feeling, but is based on faith in Christ Jesus. Where you experience feeling or not, you need to take it on faith that you are saved upon repentance and asking of forgiveness of sin. Asking for the reception of the Holy Spirit to come into your heart to change your heart and commune/teach you about God and Christ Jesus.
Believing will bring change to your heart, soul and life has you live each day fully for Jesus and God. God makes the changes in our lives. We might make a superficial change but it will not last or will only last as long as we are discipline in ourselves to do so. It like exercising, everyday I think of quitting and everyday, I work hard to keep walking a few extra steps each week. The race toward Christ might be short or long, depending on the purpose he has for your life, but the race is yours to run and to run swiftly or to crawl at times. One extreme to another, yet sometimes walking with Christ we feel like we are soaring over the valleys and fields in our life while other times we are doing good to get one foot off the ground.
Sooner or later your faith will be tried and tested for the purpose to strengthen you and to enable you to share your journey with others. Yet Christ is always yea and amen. Godís word is a special promise that every believer can guarantee is true. The truth of Godís word is evident in the believers heart and mind as being always true and never a lie. God speaks and we know his voice by whether in the circumstance what is said is true, or whether Godís mercy like in the case of Jonah was extended. How long had Jonah been a preacher the word does not say, but we know he knew Godís mercy was demonstrate, despite what he thought God should of done. Jonah knew Godís voice.
If what says will happen it will just maybe not our life time. It might mean Godís mercy for a time, if we did our part to warn and people heard God speak to them and it lead to conviction or their heart. Every evangelist that hears Godís voice knows for a fact that Godís yea may also be a time of mercy before that yea happens. Yet we can rest assured every word of God is yeah and amen. Jonah would not see the destruction of Nineveh but it still happened. See even if God takes a hold of the hearts of man in a city the next generations to come have a responsibility to have faith in God.One can stand with faith, and our country and the world around us will not stand with God without faith. We can not hope for a peaceful society without God. We can not dedicate the conviction or the spirit of man without force or dictatorship. God in charge the world and planet is in sink with a God of the universe. The world stands with God his power reigns in the heart of everyone. Will you stand with God and Christ today in faith believing in his ability to overcome the evil of this world. One can know His promises are true if we stand in faith believing.
Dear Heavenly Father thank you for Jesus who came to save my soul, thank for the Holy Spirit who came to comfort and enable each believer upon conviction through Him. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:Romans 5:1-5 KJV
(1) Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
(2) By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
(3) And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
(4) And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
(5) And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.