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Quietly Trusting Him

Feb 20

by Victoria Robinson

True faith means that we quietly trust our heavenly Father to work everything out that concerns us. This can be difficult for someone like me  who tends to want the proof up front. Yet, that is not faith as we see in the book of Hebrews where it says, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

In the suspenseful story of the Israelites fleeing the Egyptians, Moses tells the Israelites, “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” There was no way other than faith for the Israelites to know everything would turn out okay. Sure enough, as the story unfolds the Lord fought for His people by not only making a way of escape, but annihilating the enemy.

Dearest girlfriends, I pray we would be still and quietly trust our heavenly Father for all our needs.

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him … ~ Psalm 37:5-7 NIV
 
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. ~ Hebrews 11:1 NIV
 
Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” ~ Exodus 14:13-14 NIV
 
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. ~ Lamentations 3:25-26 NIV

Just Believe!

Dec 19

by Victoria Robinson

There are lots of things to believe in. The Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, even a rotund jolly man named Santa Claus. Yet the most important thing to believe in is really just a bunch of words. However, these are not ordinary words. These words are divine in nature and the most trustworthy things you can believe in. From these words come the ability to believe in all sorts of things. Your future, heaven, and most importantly, the creator of the universe.

To believe is to have faith. In the Greek, the word faith translates as pistis, which means to have conviction of the truth. That is where the words come in. Faith is the conviction of the words spoken by God.

The book of Romans states, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Do you really believe what you see when you read the Word of God? Remember, the Word of God is not a fairy tale. It is instead the divinely inspired words spoken from God. The Greek word for believe is pisteuo which means: to think to be true, to be persuaded of, to credit, place confidence in.¹

We will be at peace when we come to the place in our lives where we believe, just simply believe every word we read in the Scriptures. Whether the divine words we are reading tell us about trusting our heavenly father for everyday decisions and provisions or something much loftier like a place called heaven.

The most important thing you can believe in is God and henceforth His Son, Jesus Christ. The Scriptures tell us that, “… if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” If you need to believe in Jesus Christ, click the Heaven link.  Heaven

Dearest girlfriends, I pray you would allow the words of God to be, “a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. ~ Hebrews 11:1 NIV
What does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” ~ Romans 4:3 NIV
Every word of God is flawless; … ~ Proverbs 30:5 NIV
 
We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. … And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. ~ 2 Peter 1:16,19-21 NIV 
 
This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe. ~ 1 Timothy 4:9-10 NIV
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.“In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. ~ John 14:1-3 NIV
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. ~ Romans 10:9-10 NIV
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