And without faith it is impossible to be well-pleasing unto him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seek after him. Hebrews 11:6
In this episode my desire is to remind Christians that our God is bigger than any situation and our role is to trust him especially now when the situation seem hopeless . When listening and reading news daily, they demonstrate that the situation with COVID 19 is getting worse but if we all trust God to change the situation, we will begin to hear the good news. God completes what he has started, trust Him.
Lets look at testimonies that will help demonstrate “Faith Bag” Lets look at the father of faith Abraham: Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed to go out unto a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. Lets look at the faith bag in this instance, remember a faith bag is something you hold trusting God will fulfil. Abraham in his faith bag he put in the word of God that says ” Leave your family and go to the land that I will show you” and faith bag output which is the view of what is not seen, in his faith bag he took out ” the land was was fertile, rich and I will be great there”. God provided him with the land so big see Gen 13:15.God completes what he has started, trust Him.
My faith bag story 1: I was a leader of this institution and one day there was a big strike by employees and I was insulted in all different ways,you can imagine and I asked God to intervene.In my faith bag I put this word of God Isaiah 41:10 fear thou not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. and out of my faith bag I had normality of the situation and a perfect solution.Two days later the strike ended and to my surprise the person who was in the forefront of the strike came to my office for assistance with a project. The anger within me just grew so strong and I tried to calm myself down and I don’t know how I happened to hear that still small voice saying “pray with him“. I started a conversation within myself and said no I can’t, but the voice kept on saying ” pray with him“at the end I agreed but s said “ok, I will pray for him”. The voice said “no,pray with him“and I said how do I do that because I don’t even know whether this person is Christian or not. The voice said “pray with him” and finally I obeyed. I asked the person can I pray with you, he said yes with excitement and I did not even know what to pray for but the Holy Spirit led me. After the prayer the person was crying hysterically and we could not even continue discussing the project. From that day forward when we had a problem he was the one who would say “let us talk we don’t need to strike and insult our leader”. God completes what he has started, trust Him.
Faith bag story 2: In my family we love God so dearly but we also allow different interpretation of faith applications. My husband and his friends would say that people who fall when prayed for are pushed to fall and also say they don’t understand when I teach the word of God in the service I cry and want to know what am I trying to achieve. I would try to explain that I am too intelligent to just cry in front of people but the Holy Spirit envelopes me but they would not understand. I decided to put this in my faith bag; in my faith bag was my prayer that said “God reveal yourself to my partner ” and out of my prayer bag I had a partner that understands God completely. One day I was invited to speak in another church and my husband happened to be attending a funeral in the same area on that same day. So we decided to go together to the funeral first, then to my speaking appointment and he invited his colleague to join him to the service. The service went well, I spoke about the living Jesus Christ and they asked me to pray for people and nearly everyone was in front for prayer and my husband was sitting and observing.
The power of God became so strong in the place and I could not even touch the people, just by looking at them they fell and some were crying and the environment was electric. I was also confused on what was happening and did not know how to react but kept on praying. After the service on our way home,I asked my husband to nap since I was tired, He said to me “today I have seen God in action and I repent and ask for forgiveness for all I’ve said before. Starting today I will support you in all your speaking invitations although I will not go with you because this experience was too much for me”. God completes what he has started, trust Him.
Faith bag has assisted me to see God act in ways that are amazing, God needs us to trust him. We need to hold on to our faith bag even when circumstances does not show that it will happen. Keep on saying in my faith bag, I have His word and He will honour it and I have the output of something not seen in my faith bag. God completes what he has started, trust Him.
In Faith Bag 1 I put in my faith bag the word of God and I took out normality of the situation from my faith bag. What God provided as an answer was Peace and stability. Faith bag 2 I put in my faith bag prayer about a situation and I took out understanding of the living God in my Faith bag. God’s answer was to reveal himself with power and might.
Lots of Love, lets meet in the next episode about the love un-deserved