domingo, 21 de novembro de 2010

Faith and obedience come first! Then God answers prayers!

Throughout His Word, God has always sent the man to do something first before He helps man. God told Moses to strike the rock and then He would bring forth water (Ex. 17:6). When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, He said, "Take away the stone" (John 11:39). They expressed their faith in obedience! If we take this step of faith and if God's will, He will help us!

God likes to put our faith to the test. He likes to see if we believe in truth, and often only gives us answers after we have obeyed what He has told us or showed we should do. We have to take the step of faith, we must extend the hand of faith, we must obey God if we want to receive His blessings!

If we obey what we know God wants we do, then He will show us more truth, and when we obey, He will give us a little more. And, if we follow Him step by step, He will show us more His power.

We can’t be stopped waiting until God answers. We often have to simply take a step by faith, even if we do not see the ground where we set foot. You just have to hold the hand of God and He goes before you and guide you. Walking by faith is like that. Even if you can’t see anything in front of you, you only need to hold the hand of God! (2 Corinthians 5:7).