Believe That He Can, Have Faith That He Will I woke up a few mornings ago with this in my heart, "Believe that I can. Have faith that I will." There is no doubt that God was speaking to me, and perhaps to someone else out there, because my spirit cannot rest until I post this blog. I am ever thankful for ChristianBlog.com! As I told Gracie in the CB chatroom that morning, it seems as though belief and faith - belief that God can and faith that He will - go together like ice cold milk and an Oreo cookie. Yes, I know, you now have that classic jingle running though your head right now. Sorry. :) We have to have belief that God is able. As I've blogged about before, our beliefs form the foundation our behaviors. Our beliefs stem from our thought life. One of the noblest thoughts upon which we can meditate is the faithfulness of God. Whatever God says - it's true. Whatever God does - it's right. So, we meditate upon the faithfulness of God. Those thoughts inspire the belief that God can do whatever needs to be done. That belief then needs to lead to faith that God will do whatever needs to be done. Unfortunately there are many times when our will is not aligned with God's will. So, we have trouble understanding why Omnipotent God did not "deliver" on a "promise." Therein lays the contention. If our will is outside His will, then God, being Omniscient as well, is not going to "deliver" something to His Child that won't ultimately serve for the good of the child. Often times, if not most, when we are not aligned with His will, the desires of our hearts aren't "good for us" in the long run. It's simple really. Think about the times when your child has come to you and asked for something, believing and having faith that you will give him what he's asked for. For whatever legitimate reason, because you are the parent and you have a greater understanding of cause and effect, you determine that what your child's asked for is not in his best interests. So, you tell your child, "No, that's not going to happen." If you leave it there without further explanation then odds are the child is just going to think that you're not a good "promisekeeper". God is a Good Father. However, there are many times when we may not understand His Ways. We just have to have faith that He will - that He will do whatever is in the best interests of His Child. That's the key. Believe that He can DO anything, but have faith that He will ONLY do what is best for us. YSIC, Virginia
If we gave our children everything they asked for, they would always eat Oreo cookies and ice cold milk for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They would stay up late and not take a nap or wash their hands. They'd never eat their vegetables and they certainly would never go to the doctor for a vaccination or take their medicine.
When our prayers are not answered the way we think we wish they would be, it's only because God has our own good in mind. If only I could remember that and not cry and pout when He says no.
Wonderful blog, sweetie.
Love ya bunches!
thank you V. It is the faith thing that I always struggle with. I do not like praying ...."If it is your will....."because I think that is a cop out so to speak. I want to pray and have faith and then like you wrote, if the answer isnt "yes" then is was not for my good or His will.
Nothing is impossible for him that beleives. If I had the faith the size of a mustard seed I could be telling this tree be uprooted and be planted on the sea...Jesus
May you be blessed. Amen
You wrote: [quote]Believe that He can DO anything, but have faith that He will ONLY do what is best for us. [/quote]
I like that! When we remember that we can confidently walk with our hand in his regardless of the circumstances around us.