Journey Of Faith ‘Advertures In God’ Flashback

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Faith is a substance, it’s the evidence of things not seen. It doesn’t matter how insignificant you feel, with faith in our ever present God, the Our Lord and Our friend that never fails “All Things Are Possible!”

One of my heroes of faith was William Carey. He had a saying “expect great things from God and attempt great things for God.”

I was  really writing this in a position that really needed faith. But I was reminded that Faith is a journey. How far we go depends on how far we believe we can go.

“Without faith it is impossible to please God.”

How much in life can we miss if we don’t have faith? Our potential in life is limited by lack of faith. To each of us is given a measure of faith, faith described as a mustard seed. Our potential is like that seed, with the right nourishment and care it will grow. The seed toward the sun, our potential in and for our ever present God toward Him our ever ever present God.

I was brought up in church where we had a catechism {Christian: a book of instruction containing a summary of beliefs in the form of questions and answers}. The question that stuck with me the most was:

“What is the chief end of man?  Answer: To glorify God and enjoy him forever.”

Enjoy God!! Yes, enjoy God! “Without faith it is impossible to please God.” How can we really enjoy Him without pleasing Him? After all, don’t we all get enjoyment out of pleasing others. It’s been hardwired into us from the beginning of time.

I, like many others, see life as a journey. Not too much unlike a character in a book. A journey in which I the central character of my story, will face hurdles, and pitfalls, and challenges, but will emerge from the tried, tested, and better off for facing them. But in saying that, I also acknowledge that anyone on a journey could certainly use as much help as they can get. And I figure the best way to seek help in my journey is to lean on the Author of Creation, God. As the author of my story, he’ll be able to help me make it through trials and avoid pitfalls, and we will have grown together. He will give us the help we seek, because He loves us whether we please him or not.

Back to what I said earlier about my current situation. The Bible says many wonderful things for me to find the hope and faith that I need to push on. And why shouldn’t it? It is after all the Living Word.

“Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I will feel no evil for thou are with me.”

My situation should have read “Shadow of Debt.” God is allowing me a faith experience, that all can have if we take His path of faith. There is nothing I can do in that current situation except to Trust Love & Faith in the ever present God. I don’t understand how I feel this sense of Him, but I do know that He said he is with me, and will never forsake me.

Faith transcends the negative feelings of self doubt and discouragement of good minded people around us. Faith lifts you to an impossible position of trust against all odds. Daniel had faith in the ever present God and he kept his mouth shut. Faith is our voice in times of trial, it’s the constant that lifts us.

A well known author wrote G K Chesterton wrote ; “One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.” There is great deliverance in the valley, because from the peak we are expected to do great things. When you understand great deliverance you understand something about selection and the awesome price our God paid so we could truly be.

We can live in Him or we can believe we live without Him, but without Him we could not truly live. The word proclaims “He came to set us free” Free from what? Have you ever dwelt upon it?

I know for me, I’m going to keep believing that God is a God he keeps His Word, and that  He has set me free from all my fears and doubts,  along my journey, even though the evidence of this may be clouded at times.

That was one of first testimonies we put up on a blog site, It was something I wrote myself, about my own life and what I was going through about 12 years ago. I used the words ‘Shadow of debt’ things were not going well in the natural in the Christian bookshops we had, but the trust I learned to stand in has grown immensely. Our finances are always tight but the blessing we receive in, other ways was and still is amazing.

I intend to give an update of my testimony in the coming weeks, but for all those going through things and situation at the moment no matter what they are, I can assure you, you will come through if you keep your eyes on Our Lord and Our Friend. The ways might not be the ways you are expecting, but He will bring you through into a greater understanding of who He is and how much He does loves us all.

God Bless.

O F J

{There are some minor changes to the story since we firsts put it up on our then tumbler blog site}

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