Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Have A Little Faith

Faith acts as if something is, even when it is not, in order that it might be.

The moment you are saved by faith, God declares that you are righteous.  In that declaration is the promise of the peace of God, access into His grace, and personal growth and transformation during tribulations.

Peace comes from knowing and experiencing the will of God through faith.  In spite of the wounds you have received and the scars that have developed as a result, you have been positioned to experience peace that goes beyond our every day definition of the word.  God's peace "surpasses all understanding" and is not dependant on circumstances.

The quotes I have brought you today all come from David G. Evans.  His book entitled Healed Without Scars is a great book.  I haven't read it from cover to cover, but he and I are certainly on the same wave length!  Mr. Evans also said "Faith rises above knowledge and emotion."
I am currently in the process of reading several books at the same time; all as God is directing me, in order to reveal particular truths to me in His perfect timing. 
A few years ago, I wrote a poem called Scars On My Heart (go to if you'd like to read it.)  Those scars have truly disappeared!  Thanks be to God, my Savior.  If you wear emotional scars on your heart, that's not a bad thing.  You have survived something tramatic and lived to tell about it.  No longer a victim, and more than a survivor, when your scars truly have vanished, it is absolutely to God's credit.  He deserves the recognition and the glory for our complete recovery. 

True deliverance is our being changed in the midst of a situation before the situation changes.  This quote begins Chapter Ten.  Donald Sutherland's character said "Have a little faith, baby" in a war movie called Kelly's Heroes.  It's my favorite line in the movie.  Have a little faith and God responds.  Have great faith and be amazed at the depth of God's love, mercy and grace bestowed upon you.  Remember, with God, nothing is impossible.  With God, all things are possible.  He's the very best in the business of making miracles happen! 
Expect a miracle in your life today!  Take care.  Love, Nan

Have A Little Faith

once saw an old movie
a particular line quite groovy
twas Donald Sutherland who said
this line stuck in my head
when one needs a swift kick (figuratively)(with a smile)
I'm reminded of this old flick
say this line with a slow drawl
now remember this y'all
he didn't say don't and he didn't say maybe
he said "Have a little faith, baby."
now that wasn't so tough
short, sweet without a lot of fluff
but it carries a strong punch
'cause God loves you a whole bunch!

Mark 11:22
"Have faith in God," Jesus answered.

Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.

1 comment:

  1. Peace WITH God and the peace OF God are both promised and given when Christ is my Savior and Lord of my life. I'm so grateful for that. Happiness depends on circumstances, but the peace that God gives does not. As a poet once said, "our hearts may throb and ache but He maketh no mistake." Praise God!