By Gods grace and by FAITH I know that I will have eternal life in Heaven.
This week we have had revival at church. Last night the topic was about FAITH and the pastor discussed four places one can be with faith :
This topic was one I will admit I struggle with on a daily basis. I have FAITH!! I know who my God is, where I am going and I am SO thankful and grateful of that!! But I feel I struggle and wish I could get to that place where I always have that Confident faith, where I would never ever question God and that I could always release complete control of everything to him and I mean everything!!
The pastors definition of these were of course a person of no faith just flat out doesnt have it and they dont beleive. Little faith would be a person who maybe accepts Jesus as their savior,believes in God but it doesnt go any further than that. He said this may be a person who walked down the aisle at church experiences that great feeling of the holy spirit calling them and prays to recieve Christ and then they may never go to church or rely on God, and/or never pray to God about anything. Desperate Faith would be a person who believes, has faith, and has accepted Christ but only do you find them relying on God when they are in desperate need, when there is a crisis. Confident faith is when you give complete control of your life and your every need to God because you know by Faith he will provide your every need if you let him. This is sometimes hard and the pastor said he finds hiself struggling sometimes to stay in confident faith. There may be times in your life when you just want to say God, WHY me? or HOW can I make it through this. Those are the times we need to be in confident faith the most, these are the times when if we just rely on him it will be so much easier for us to make it through those times.
With me I have to say I find myself goin through all of them except no faith. Through this struggle with infertility, i have to admit it is hard not to have little faith some days and want to ask God Why me? Other days I think Im in desperate faith, Im pleaing to God, I know only he can fix this problem. But why cant I get to the place in my life that I am always is confident faith.
Last night, during the invitation I felt like I needed to go down to the altar and just pray and for some reason I didnt, I stood their at that pew and I felt God telling me, Jennifer, I need your complete and confident faith. Right now that is my prayer, God get me to that place!!
Without faith in your life and without relying on God we will have so many struggles. We are gonna have struggles even when we do have faith but the only way to make it through those times is truly relying on God, by FAITH.