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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Faith, Hope, Love, and Peace - Gain More Faith and Peace in Christ Jesus

By April Fitzgerald

What is the definition of faith, and why should we
have faith.  "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen" - Hebrews 11:1.  We have faith in God when
we put our life in the Lord's Hands, and realize He is in control.  No
matter what or how bad the circumstance is, we must remember to put our
trust in God knowing that He is going to work things out for the best. 
We should have faith in God because He is God.

Ultimately, this
world we live in can be very harsh and cruel.  But, there is a certain
peace and joy when we don't worry about anything and lean on Jesus. 
Jesus loves you and wants you to be dependent upon Him.  Jesus Christ
is MUCH BIGGER than any situation or problem that may seem unbearable. 
Remember, God will never put more on you than you can bear.

So,
you may say to yourself, "Well, every time I try to trust God, doubt
always creep in."  The Lord says that all one needs is the faith of the
size of a mustard seed.  "So Jesus said to them, 'Because of your
unbelief, for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard
seed, you will say to this mountain, move from here to there, and it
will move; and nothing will be impossible for you' " - Matthew 17:20. 
All you need is a little bit of faith to conquer a situation.  Also,
praying and fasting will help your situation even more. 

Having
faith is more than just sitting around waiting on God to move a
problem.  We have to make moves when we are burdened down with things. 
This simply means that we have faith, but are not going to be lazy, but
instead, trust in the Lord that He will lead us in the right
direction.  The Bible states, "But do you want to know...that faith
without works is dead?" - James 2:20.  Faith is realizing that God will
lead you in the right direction.  You know you can't sit around waiting
on the Lord, but you trust in Him to guide every aspect of your life. 
Remember, sometimes we can only see a piece of the picture, but God
sees the whole picture.

So, be confident and assured that the
Lord Jesus knows what He is doing.  Put your life in His hands, and let
Him lead you.  Keep your faith and don't lose heart; there will be the
GREAT REWARD OF ETERNAL LIFE waiting for you.  Never lose hope in Jesus
Christ, but realize His love and peace sustain all.

My name is April Fitzgerald. I'm a loving mother, wife, and entrepreneur. My goal is to spread knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Also, visit my site at the following link: http://www.scentbyGod.com


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