"Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief".
(Mark 9:23-24 KJV)
In the Scripture above, Jesus said that everything is possible, not that everything would be granted just because you prayed to God for it. Our Awesome God may be trying to teach you the way of faith. The training for a life of faith that is powerful may encompass many different areas of learning including a trial of faith, the patience of faith and the courage of faith.
When you have made your request to God, and the answer still does not come, what are you to do? How about, keep on believing His Word and praying? Don't be swayed from praying by what you think you see or feel. Then as you stand firm, your faith is being developed, strengthened and deepened into the power of faith. Read your Bible and pray. God will tell you if He wants you to quit praying to Him about something.
Our Awesome God often keeps you waiting longer for an answer so you can experience the patience of faith. Keep expecting Him to answer because He will answer. You may have to endure ridicule, hardship and even incarceration to increase your courage in faith. But many of the heroes of the faith, such as Abraham, Moses and Joseph to name a few, had their faith tested and strengthened by God until their faith held strong.
Our Awesome God knows when to strengthen us and how to teach us what we need to do to have complete faith in Him. Faith is strengthened and deepened when you experience it in life. God will increase your faith and make you realize He is always with you and you can lean on Him. Faith is the one thing He wants from you that proves you believe in Him. The power of faith is awesome when your faith is in Our Awesome God. So bring on the trials so we can be stronger in our faith in God. We can be sure He will help us increase our faith in Him.
If you are a Christian who has strayed away from Our Awesome God or someone who has never been a Christian or a person who needs to help minister to others, join us at Living Word Baptist Church on Sunday at 9:30 AM for Bible Study and at 10:30 AM for the Praise and Worship Service. At 6:00 PM Sunday evening, we have a Bible Study with AWANA for children until 7:30 PM. On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests, and a Bible Study follows until 8:00 PM. We welcome all people and love them!
Flo & Bill