Take Some Steps of FAITH
May 01, 2007
For those who are looking for a pattern, program, or tip for a five day, five week, or five step process (You choose) to increase your capacity for faith in some dimension of your life, let me suggestion the following.
Napoleon Hill said, “Your big opportunity may be right where you are now."
Adrian Rogers said, "It's always to soon to quit, never too soon to start. "
So start where you are right now and build faith into your life and thinking.
The first challenge is to FIND A REASON and to FOCUS on the dream God has placed in your heart, the one thing that you must do,become, and acheive in life.
I have often said that :
A Way without a Y (WHY) is a WA – meaningless concept. God has placed a big dream in
each person’s heart just as He has a dream for you, your church, your busines, and for His world.
Will you commit to seek Him for that dream this week?
Let's use F-A-I-T-H as an acronym for the steps (weeks, months) we need to devote to this process.
Step 1: F FIND a
reason, a far-reaching goal that takes you beyond yourself and FOCUS on that
dream.: Hebrews 1:1 : Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain
of what we do not see.
Step 2: A ADJUSTMENTS and ATTITUDES : Philippians 2:5 - Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.
Step 3: I . IMAGINE new possibilities and INVEST your life in what God is doing in and through you. Ephesians 3:20 – Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine according to His power at work in us…
Step 4: T TRUSTING God: Psalm 37:3-5 – Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn; the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Step 5: H. HARVEST the Fruit: Galatians 6:9 –Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Remind me and I will write more about Step 1 next.