This week we are continuing our series, How to be Happy in Tribulation. We are looking at seven mindsets, or spiritual disciplines that will enable us to walk in joy and contentment while overcoming tribulations. The third of these mindset is Faith.
Faith is more than a one time, occasional occurrence, it is a lifestyle. Following Christ and being His disciple is a life journey of faith. The Word of God plays a vital role in all things, including faith which comes by hearing the Word. Then begins the two-part process of believing in your heart and declaring with your mouth what IS, even if you don’t experience it in the natural realm yet.
'So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.' Romans 10:17 KJV.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.' Hebrews 11:1 KJV.
Faith produces joy and peace and empowers us to do good. It reaches into the spirit realm and pulls forth the promises of God. But faith is more than believing God CAN...Faith is believing God HAS. Practice calling those things that are not as though they are—those things in the Word that are already promised. And remember that faith has overcome the world.
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