THE FAITH RESPONSE
It is evident that a lot of things can go wrong but what is your response as a believer. Romans 8:19 for the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God (kjv), therefore you describe yourself as a child of God but when you join the world to complain about the situations around you then you are not manifesting as a child of God, hence you don’t have an understanding of what Christianity is all about. Christianity is all about faith, the scripture says For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life John 3:16(NIV); believing is an attribute of faith.
As Christians what should be our response
Romans 4:19 talks about the faith of Abraham when God told him he will be a father of many nations, a faith response will always release a supernatural manifestation, because that’s what God expects you to do; believing without seeing Hebrew 11:6. The bible says a lot about faith in Hebrews 11:1, Hebrews 10: 38 and Habakkuk 2:4.
The only currency in which you can trade spiritually is faith, the only thing God responds to is faith. Most times our response to every situation is by considering the situation above the promise; Isaiah 53: 5, 2corintians 8:9, Colossians 1:13, Philippians 4:19. When you have a need you need not ponder on what should be done just as Abraham did not worry about his age or body. His imagination was different as so his thoughts on the promises of God. Every time we doubt we are saying God is a liar, and the bible says in Numbers 23: 19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man that he should repent: hath he said and shall he no do it? (kjv)
Acts 16: 23 talks about Paul and Silas accused falsely and thrown into prison, but not focusing on their present situation they prayed and sang praises to God and they were saved. There was farming in the land of Judea and Elisha made a proclamation, he did not worry or act weak, he was focused on God.
It is better to always have a faith response because that is what will get the attention of God. Most times we recite the word of God like poems not having effect, not knowing that the word of God is quick and powerful Hebrews 4:12.
2kings 4:8-37, this is the story of Elisha and a great woman, who was generous. Being generous is commanding the hidden riches in secrete places, showing an act of kindness God has input into man, and also giving sacrificially, therefore when you show an act of kindness you are carrying an attribute of God. The woman was without child and her husband was old but Elisha prophesied and she had a son at exactly when Elisha said. Now the child was grown and at some point the child died, in faith she laid the boy and went to see the man of God. On her way she spoke positively and stayed calm.
Anything you are doing in faith should be kept to yourself, do not relate with someone who will kill your faith, walk and talk with someone who will support and encourage you in faith. The response we give to everything around us is what commands spiritual manifestation, your positive response is what will move the hand of God. God wants to be the centre focus of your heart; He wants you to change your mind- set, forgetting about everything and relying on Him alone.
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