I received a question on the post from yesterday (God helps those that help themselves) and I would like to share the question and my response. If the Lord speaks to you on this matter, by all means, please jump in –
Apparently the Lord is on a new teaching this week for me. I have received 3 confirmations to my request: “reveal any hidden wickedness in me.” A month or so ago, He revealed that money and worry of money is a focus in my life. Since then, I’ve been getting bits and pieces of recognition of it in my life. It’s been on my mind and conviction is starting to settle in.
The Lord provides for the poor, the homeless, for the birds, for the lilies of the field, the bees, His churches/ministries, the grass in the field, etc. and here I am.. worrying about money, finances, etc. Lord, I believe, help me with my unbelief. Here is a very good lesson and a testimony that I received from a homeless man. First, the 3 confirmations –
For anyone following what the Lord was teaching me over the last week, along with a testimony or 2, you’ll see how today’s sermon at church was the Lord slam dunking the teaching home. Just wow… God is so amazing… the Lord surely Provides.
If you haven’t followed, I recommend checking out Unity and Oneness with God and the testimony about Jesus being the Doorway, starting off with this one: Testimony – Jesus is the Door –
When I consider why I worry, become anxious, get stressed, or even depressed, it’s because I believe in the lies of the enemy instead of the written word of God. This pops into my head many times when such thoughts are running across my mind, “O ye of little faith?”.
I thank God for my Pastor teaching me about this verse. The flesh/pride can roar up when we hear someone say such a thing to us. It sounds like an attack on our character, we don’t like it (at least I don’t!) Why? Probably because it’s true! haha. Our pride surely does not like being told that we may not be where we thought we were. At any rate, a better way to say this verse that I heard from my Pastor.. “underdeveloped faith.” It’s saying the same thing, same meaning.. but “ye of little faith” sounds negative to my flesh.
I decided to look at the situations where Jesus used this phrase..
This is a quick testimony that just came to mind. It happened around a year and half ago where God reveals His presence. I was riding my bicycle, jamming to some tunes, and filled with the Spirit. It was an awesome day..
I felt it necessary to clarify and define trials and temptations that were discussed in the post: Trials. This should also help in understanding the difference between the previously discussed blessed trials and Satan’s attacks of temptation –
As further understanding on trials are gained, I start to find something very interesting, it’s called peace. :) After discussing with other Christians and analyzing my own trials in life, there seems to be a common theme of “Why God?” I’m going to share a few of my thoughts on this.. First, on the trials and then next on the attacks of Satan –