Thursday, October 6, 2011

{X}pect God's Radical Provision: The Sands of Unbelief


If you feel like you're sinking in the sands of unbelief....
maybe you are.
But, maybe the solution...
...isn't as complicated as you think.

Each week, I invite people to make their hearts at home in my little corner of the Internet.

Unbelief actually does the same to us. Yet, it's no guest that's welcome in my home. 

Sometimes we try to sweep unbelief out the door only to have it shortly return. We feel defeated. We beat ourselves up. We know how we should think and behave. We know we serve a big God, but sometimes His power seems just out of reach. 

Listen to what Matthew 12:43-45 says:
"When an evil spirit leaves a person, it goes into the desert, seeking rest but finding none. Then it says, 'I will return to the person I came from.' So it returns and finds its former home empty, swept, and in order. Then the spirit finds seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all enter the person and live there. And so that person is worse off than before...." 

If Christ lives within you, you cannot be "posessed" by an evil spirit, but you can be "oppressed" by the Enemy.

Sometimes we feel like we've cleaned house, but our peace is short-lived. Why do we, who serve a God that raises people from the dead, have such little faith at times?



{Foundation}

We have built houses on sand.

The only way to build spiritual homes that can withstand tragedy, loss, sickness, and the trials of this world is to build a firm foundation. 

Belief is built by learning God's word.
His word is power. The Bible is one big book of promises that God cannot, will not, and does not break. How can we begin to stand on His promises if we don't even know them?

Maybe you thought your house was firmly planted. But, the rain came, the floodwaters rose, and the winds beat against the house, and your house of belief--collapsed with a mighty crash. 
{Based on Matthew 7:24-27}

It's time to rebuild our belief through the word of God.
Construction begins tomorrow. 































1 comments:

Miss Janet @ HOME said...

Amen!

Good job, great post.

:) Janet

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