Does Faith Still Matter?

You might ask yourself…does faith still matter? After all, we live in a modern fast-food society where we can get anything we want at drive-through microwave speed!

Or can we?

That’s the frustration. So much of what we want seems to be out of reach. But I’ve learned the seemingly impossible IS possible … through faith.

My life, like yours perhaps, has been a journey. All of the things I thought I knew in my teens disappeared in my 20’s when I stepped into the ‘real world’. Then I had to find my way out of the mire of debt, disappointment and lack … and into the prosperity, joy and peace I craved.

One of the secrets I discovered was that the Bible, God’s book of stories, parables, admonitions and advice, was written just for me … and for you. I never heard that in Sunday school!

I found out that He made promises to me and that – in partnership with Him in faith – I could actually see those promises come to pass in my life. The good news is that He made those promises to you, too.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I was raised in church. I knew that God was … I just didn’t know that He actually wanted me to succeed. When I found the verse, ”Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers (3 John 2),” I was shocked! Then I learned that God ‘delights in our prosperity’ (Ps. 35:27) … health … peace … joy. His list of blessings is as endless as the heavens.

And the only thing He requires of us is faith. He wants us to trust Him to unfold all those blessings in our lives. Jesus said, “Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:22) It was His only instruction when the disciples asked Him what they should DO. Have faith. Then He told Jairus, “Fear not, believe only.” (Mark 5:36)

Like everything in life, the faith solution is simple – but not easy. You have to decide that where you are is not where you want to be. You have to make the decision to do whatever it takes to change, to choose a different path.

Miracles do come ‘suddenly’, but the faith and patience required to bring them forth takes T-I-M-E. Faith, partnered with patience and purposeful action, fills the gap between ‘I want’ and ‘I have’.

So, determine what truly matters most, then take positive faith-filled steps toward your destiny. God will partner with you to make it happen. Faith really does matter. It’s your key to victory!

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