I just started a new job and already feeling challenged at it. I left a 'seemingly' Global company for a 'seemingly' smaller one. I was well aware that there'd be challenges but I thought I was prepared for it. I prayed before taking this job and I know the peace I felt when I made the move. All I saw were loads of opportunities and it surely looked like a bright future.
I have no regrets, but...my heart was troubled with all the challenges already and I needed a word from God assuring me he was near.
I opened the Rhapsody of Realities page to read this morning and right there was all the answer I needed!!!
I'll go ahead and share with you here, so we can always come back to this page when it seems like the heat is on again... trust me, it never ceases. You win this time, get ready for the next challenge but be sure that if you hold on to the same word that helped you the first time, you'll be sure to win again!!
Do share the testimonies as they come, I'll share mine too. :D
Here it is....
Rhapsody of Realities message for 12th of May, 2011.
Change The Facts With Faith
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:18).
Faith is a leap on the Word. It’s believing and accepting God’s Word as the truth, while giving no attention or consideration to the evident negative circumstances.
Someone may ask, “How can I say I’m healed when the growth in my body is getting larger?” Or “Why should I say I’m rich when there’s no money in my bank account?”
Faith doesn’t deny that the growth is present or that you have no money in the bank. What faith does is to change those facts by refusing to give them attention or consideration. In walking by faith, you don’t dwell on facts; rather, you fix your attention on the realities of God’s Word that confirms your divine health and prosperity.
So, quit thinking faith is all about pretending to have what you actually don’t have.
Faith is calling real what God has said about you, therefore acting that way, irrespective of what natural circumstances tell you.
When David faced Goliath as a young boy, he didn’t deny that he was facing a giant. But where everyone else was focused on the size of the giant, David only gave consideration to the truth that God was with Him (1 Samuel 17:1-51). That’s faith!
Faith doesn’t give attention to the things that are perceivable to the senses, for all such are subject to change!
Paul writing to the Corinthian Church said, “…we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.”
That means, you don’t give attention or consideration to the negative circumstances which your natural eyes can see. Instead, change them with the word of faith in your mouth!
I’m fully persuaded that irrespective of how I feel or what I see, I’m what God says I am; I have what He says I have, and I can do what He says I can do. The Word of God that inspires faith is in my heart and in my mouth today, and I overcome every adversity and prevail against oppositions in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
Abraham didn't focus on his own impotence and say, "It's hopeless. This hundred-year-old body could never father a child." Nor did he survey Sarah's decades of infertility and give up. He didn't tiptoe around God's promise asking cautiously skeptical questions. He plunged into the promise and came up strong, ready for God, sure that God would make good on what he had said. That's why it is said, "Abraham was declared fit before God by trusting God to set him right." But it's not just Abraham; it's also us! The same thing gets said about us when we embrace and believe the One who brought Jesus to life when the conditions were equally hopeless. The sacrificed Jesus made us fit for God, set us right with God.
Some music to go with the word *winks*
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