More about Weak Faith and Strong Faith

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“Fight the good fight of faith, grabbing hold of the life that continues forever.” (1 Tim. 6:12, NCV)

Do you have a personal promise from God that you’ve been holding onto for a long time? I do. It’s been years, actually. Just when I think my faith couldn’t be tested any more about this promise, it’s tested yet again. It was even tested intensely again last night. Can you relate?

I was sharing with a dear friend of mine about this testing process I am going through. I admitted, “There are days that I am absolutely convinced that I will see the fulfillment of this promise. Then there are other days when I am not nearly so solid about it.” I then asked hesitantly, “Do you think my lack of solidity could hinder its fulfillment?”

Even before she opened her mouth to respond, Holy Spirit was speaking to my heart His answer. He pointed out to me that if our faith were 100% solid from Day 1, He wouldn’t have needed to include so much in Scripture about the process of faith’s development. If we were automatically “there” as soon as He made a promise to us, He wouldn’t have needed to bother with verses like these:

So if you are patiently enduring as you wait for the fulfillment of your own personal promise, you are not alone! And if you have days like I do when reality seems to stare you down and you wonder if your faith has what it takes to see your mountain moved… you are in wonderful company. The likes of Paul, Timothy, Abraham, Joseph, David – well, okay, let’s just be realistic and say, every single Bible story hero – are right there with you. Welcome to life on Earth with Jesus. Welcome to a life-long learning curve of what it looks like to walk by faith and not by sight.

Bottom line. I hear Him saying both to me and to you today: Just as He is the Author of our faith, He is faith’s Finisher too. Rest easy. By the time the moment comes around for Promise Fulfillment, He is going to have our faith exactly as solid and unshakable as it needs to be!

“I’m convinced that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it through to completion…” (Phil. 1:6, GW)

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How is your fight going?

 

 

8 thoughts on “More about Weak Faith and Strong Faith

  1. Jennifer, my roller coaster ride and mountain top back to valley is becoming more stable. In that, I mean that when I am in the valley, I am more prepared and when at the top, I am experiencing more Joy and Peace then ever before. Thank You Father – Len Wisniewski
    [another recent change in my communications in the Spirit- I now more often address the Father, Son and Spirit in the FIRST PERSON when I pray ! this is most excellent.]

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  2. Jesus knows I’m battling with some family crosses. I was reassured this very morning while sitting in church, feeling a gentle voice saying, “I know it’s been rough. I am with you, always. Hang in there.” So very comforting!! — Mike

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  3. Oh yes indeed I understand. This year I have had to make the decision to not in weak faith but in ever strengthening faith on a certain issue RELEASE absolutely to God the person and take my hands even my prayer focus off and simply LET GOD! This may not be what others have to do but I heard the words…..It is written and knowing the Word Promises that generations will find their WAY if the path was ‘shown’ in childhood. Blessings and thank you for your blogging!

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    1. Yes, He has had me do that too; I relate! There is the fight of faith and there is the rest of faith. Sometimes He wants to focus more on one than the other. Standing in agreement with you for your answer in that issue! Always a joy to hear from you 🙂

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