Friday, January 22, 2010

Developing Hall of Fame Faith


PHASE 1: A DREAM …that takes faith in God
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. Philip. 4:13 

PHASE 2: A DECISION… to go for it by following God
“But when you ask God, you must believe and not doubt. Anyone who doubts is like a wave in the sea, blown up and down by the wind.”  James 1:6

PHASE 3: A DELAY… that forces us to wait on God
(God says) “But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled.”  Habakkuk. 2:3

PHASE 4:  A DIFFICULTY … that teaches us to trust God
“Brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the trouble we suffered in Asia. We had great burdens there that were beyond our own strength. We even gave up hope of living.  Truly, in our own hearts we believed we would die. But this happened so we would not trust in ourselves but in God, who raises people from the dead.”   2Cor.1:8-9

PHASE 5: DELIVERANCE… that gives us victory from God
“He has delivered us... and he will deliver us again!”  2 Corinthians 1:10 
“I am expecting the Lord to rescue me again, so that once again I will see his goodness to me...” Psalm 27:13

Why is faith important?

Hebrews 11:6

6And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Where are you in God's Faith building process? 

Jonathan Butler and Kirk Whalum "Falling in Love with Jesus"


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