“We come this far by faith, depending on the Lord, I am trusting in his holy word.”
He never fail me yet.
I like this song but there is one verse that bothers me and that is he never failed me yet.
As if there is a possibility that it could happen.
God will never fail us but we can fail ourselves with lack of faith.
I thank God that our lack of faith does not stop God from performing miracles.
God knows that you may not use your faith to move mountains which means you may not use it to conquer impossible situations but you do have it because he gave all believers a measure of faith.
You needed a little because it’s impossible to please him without it because you must believe he is real.
And He pleases with you because you are seeking after something you can’t see.
That’s why He said I am a rewarder of those who delighted seek Him..
The story in the Book of Matthews 17:20. Shows us that the disciples had faith.
But forgot to turn it on.
We must have faith in our faith.
Look at the text.
It says the demons heard them but did not obey them.
The demons know when you don’t believe what you are saying.
Just lip service.
Full of hot air.
Talking but not believing.
Not practicing what you preach.
The bible says don’t worry but you do.
The bible says give but we don’t.
Love your neighbor. But we don’t.
Our lives often do not reflect the fact that we really believe.
That’s why the devil don’t mind you coming the church on Sunday and shouting
Because you hear and don’t believe because Monday you are back to your old ways.
The demons heard them but it was no faith behind the faith.
That We Needed love. Faith. Grace and mercy.
To make it in this pilgrim land that’s not our home.
When we let fear replace faith we are not effective.
We stop trying.
Fear of rejection.
Fear of not being loved.
So We Don’t love.
Fear of failure so we don’t go back to school.
Fear of not having enough.
So we Don’t pay our tithes.
Now Jesus chastise them for their lack of faith.
He gave them the authority to cast out the demon but fear and unbelief got in the way.
Jesus said bring the boy to me. And he healed the boy.
When Jesus Said come out the demons knew He was not playing.
That Jesus believe what He was saying.
The boys said Jesus how come we could not do it. Jesus said you did not need a lot of faith. But the size of a mustard seed. Small .
Then you could move mountains.
You can do the impossible.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Because it’s not the seed that is moving the mountains.
It’s your beliefs in God. Faith as a mustard seed.
The seed is the word of God. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God.
But the seed which is the word must be planted in good soil in order to produce.
The soil is your heart.
That’s why David said Lord search my heart.
Take away the evil.
Take away the jealous.
Take away the greed.
Take away the unforgiving.
Take away the bad attitude.
Lord clean my heart.
Lord I need for the seed to be planted in good soil so it can take root and grow and produce faith.
That’s why David said I have hidden your word in my heart.
We must guard our heart.
Keep the weeds out.
The weeds will choke the word.
That’s the reason why folks can be in church Sunday and curse you out Monday.
Been in church 50 years and still evil.
The seed fell on stoning ground. The heart was not ready for the seed.
But once you get the soil right.
The heart right.
Because before you spread the seeds.
You must till the ground.
Break up the rock.
But once the seed.
Is planted. And you read.
That I am more than a conquer.
I am the head not the tail.
No weapons formed against me shall not prosper.
My faith grows.
Know I can speak to my situation.
Speak to my mountain and it has to go.
It has to obey me.
With my faith I believe I can go back to school.
I can start a business.
My marriage can work.
I will find my perfect mate for me.
I will get out of debit. God said I am the lender and not the borrower. He did say the wealth of the wicked is laid up for me. Faith gives me the assurance the ability to say. He sustained me in the past. He will carry me throughout the day. And uphold me in the future. That’s why I can count it all joy. God is the author and finishers of our Faith. Christ has created our faith and He will watch over it and care for it. What He started he will finish in us. He told the lady with the issue of blood your faith has healed you. The seed was planted in her heart. The word. She believed. If I could just touch something that’s touching him. I can me made whole. Lord help our unbelief. Increase our faith in faith less world. We believe everyone else except the word. We believe President Trump was going to do away with health care. But look at God. Faith in action. You can’t base faith on past performance. Nor future predictions. It must be a now faith. It is impossible to please God without faith. So God gave all of us a measure of faith. So all of us are pleasing God to some degree. Let’s say he gave all a least 1%. Jesus said things like ; you have little faith. And I have never seen such great faith. He told the lady with the issue of blood. Your faith has healed you. So your faith can grow. The disciples said lord help our unbelief. Lord increase our faith.
So the little faith you have , has gotten you some things but not great things.
Let’s fix it today.