Take a Leap

I believe the greatest verses on faith are found in the fourth chapter of the book of Romans. Verses 19 “And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb: 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.” (KJV).

Genesis twelve begins the story, “Now the Lord said to Abram,

“Go forth from your country,
And from your relatives
And from your father’s house,
To the land which I will show you;
And I will make you a great nation,

And I will bless you,
And make your name great;
And so you shall be a blessing;
And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.” (NASB)

 

Talk about a leap of faith! Abraham had no idea where he was going, at this time his name didn’t even reflect the promise, but when he stepped out in faith things began to change!

 

We are called to be a people of faith. What is faith? Hebrews 11:1 in the Amplified Bible defines faith in this way, “Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]”

 

Faith doesn’t give the natural the final say it gives the supernatural the final say!

 

To develop faith we must renew our minds to the Word of God so that our minds can be transformed. We must go from a Greek way (natural/worldly way) of thinking to a Hebraic (Biblical) way of thinking. We do this not only by reading the Word of God, but by studying, thinking, and meditating on the Word.

 

Joshua 1:8 (AMP) “This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.”

 

Proverbs 4:20-27 (AMP) “ My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart. 22 For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh. 23 Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life. 24 Put away from you false and dishonest speech, and willful and contrary talk put far from you. 25 Let your eyes look right on [with fixed purpose], and let your gaze be straight before you. 26 Consider well the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established and ordered aright. 27 Turn not aside to the right hand or to the left; remove your foot from evil.

We cannot have a renewed and transformed mind by simply going to church, we must have personal time in prayer and study. We must be willing to align ourselves rightly with God and His Word.

A chapter a day keeps the devil away will not help you to advance in your life, you must be willing to go deep in prayer and dive into the Word of God.

If you are not wanting deeper things, cry out for a desire for the deeper things of God.

I would encourage you to get the following books that are available on the bookshelf, A Time to Advance, New Creation Realities, and The Supernatural Power of a Transformed mind. These books will help realign your thinking to the Word of God and enable you to walk in all the BLESSING God has for you.

The disciples prayed that their faith may increase and Jesus said your faith is like a seed. A seed must be watered to grow. We water our faith by, reading, studying, discussing, confessing, and declaring the Word of God in and over our lives.

Today, pray and ask for your hunger of the Word to increase, ask to begin to walk in new levels of faith and believe you receive when you pray and it will be done.

Set aside time each day for a more directed time of prayer and study.

Surround yourself with people of faith and encourage one another.

These are just a few biblical keys to seeing your faith go to a new level.

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About Casey D. Bell

Casey is an ordained minister in the Church of God and has a passion to see generations come together for the cause of Christ. Casey teaches strongly in the areas of faith, healing, applying God's Word to our everyday life, and the benefits of understanding our Jewish roots.
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