I am doing a new Beth Moore Bible study called, “Believing God: Experiencing a Fresh Explosion of Faith”. Oh my, has it been eye-opening!
I have been faced over and over with the question, “Am I really believing God for this situation?”. I have realized that when it comes to some areas in my life, I have been living in constant defeat. There are so many things that I haven't even bothered to pray about because I didn't think the situation or person would change. What kind of faith is that? It isn't faith, plain and simple.
I have been challenged to memorize five statements that will help me remember how to live a victorious life. Ready? Here we go...
1. God is who He says He is.
2. God can do what He says He can do.
3. I am who God says I am.
4. I can do all things through Christ.
5. God's Word is alive and active in me.
If I truly believed these things when a trial comes into my life, how can I fail? How can I doubt His goodness to me? How can I live in defeat?
Here's an example. Back in January, I had listened to a beautiful Christmas song. I felt the Lord say, “I want you to sing that song.”. I bought it and tried to sing it once. I couldn't sing it for 10 months because of my vocal nodules. Back in September, I believed the Lord was still saying, “Stacie, you are still going to sing that song for Christmas.” I had such a hard time believing Him. I could barely croak out a note! As I continued with my vocal therapy, my confidence started coming back. I started believing that MAYBE I could do it. In faith, I went ahead and asked to be put on the schedule for December. I kept practicing, but my faith grew weaker as I still was having trouble hitting some of the higher notes. I knew my voice was about 85 percent better, but not fully restored. I chickened out a week before and decided (without praying) to switch to a more comfortable song. I even went as far as to arrange for a pianist. But after reading Laurie's article on faith in last month's Calvary Call, I was immediately convicted. I tried to run from it, but couldn't. God was clearly speaking to me and said, “You are not trusting me with this. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.” I told God I was sorry and switched songs again. I had a whole week for God to strengthen my faith as I practiced and practiced. The day came, God was with me on that stage and enabled me to sing it well, not perfect, but well (He likes to keep me humble, too). He proved that “He can do what He says He can do.”
I am so thankful that I believed Him for this situation. I would have missed out on the incredible blessing of seeing what He can do through this weak vessel. He is so good and faithful to us. He is longing to prove himself to us.
I want to ask you something, “Are you believing GREAT things from Him or little things?” Because if we only ask Him for the little things, that is what we are going to get! We need to start trusting Him with the bigger things. We need to believe Him for saved and transformed lives of friends and family. We need to believe in God's healing power, not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually. There are so many hurting people in this world that need God's touch. Are we truly believing that they can be healed?
Dearest ladies, are we believing God for the future of our children and grandchildren? Are we believing that they are going to be Kingdom-Laborers, living affective lives in their generation?
Again I say, start believing God for the BIG things! He is BIG and He wants to do BIG things in your life.
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball