Monday, July 21, 2008

Growing The Fruit of Faith


For the past month and a half, our Pastor, Joseph Hewitt has been teaching us about Spiritual Fruitfulness. Now the fruit of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, goodness, gentleness, meekness, temperance, and Faith. (Galations 5:22,23)


You know where I am going, Faith. It is a powerful weapon against the enemy. I believe that Faith is so powerful that nothing can stand in its way. Faith can be a positive or a negative. The activation of your faith is totally up to you. You can have no faith, little faith, great faith or so great faith. What is that thing that you are praying diligently about, speak it in Faith. When you wake up each morning, confirm in the spirit that God has already done it. Don't doubt, never waiver. Rise up knowing, not feeling, but knowing God is on your side.


I have found that Faith is a fruit, a spirit, a healer, a shield, a breastplate and a gift. We walk by faith, stand in faith, possess faith, speak in faith, see our faith. It can save us, can be weak or strong, is a justifier, and it only takes a little to move mountains.


But what is Faith to you, what does this really mean?


I have been admonished and encouraged to have it and to walk in it, to believe and to activate it.

It is more than just hoping and believing, it is knowing that the Power of God rests in each of us and that is desire is to see each one of His children blessed, delivered and set free from all bondages and hinderances.


It is important to God that we please Him, but without Faith, it is impossible. Heb 11:6.


You may ask, "How do I get Faith?, How do I know I have Faith?" Well knowing the Lord through His Word strengthens your faith and you. Hearing the Word and reading it, helps confirm your knowledge of Him and all of us are given a measure of Faith. How you cultivate and water your fruit is up to you.


I suggest that you get in the Word and look up all the scriptures on faith, there are about 247 verses in the King James Version of the Bible. I assure you that one of them will speak directly to you. Mediate on God's Word today and grow your fruit through His Word.


MiVida es de Oro

My Life is Golden
When I am tried in the fire, I shall come out as pure GOLD!
(Shoes by Jessica Simpson )



I am so excited to be moving forward in Faith and to know that you are sharing this ride with me. Continue to tune in and to look forward to weekly encouragement and positive thoughts to help you in your walk of Faith.

3 comments:

Racquel Simone said...

I am facing 3 areas in my life where my faith is being challenged. I could be upset about this, and I will admit, initially I was, but that has been turned around and it has actually excited me! Any areas where there is resistance in my life opens the door to oportunities for growth, just like resistance training. While initially, the shock and pain overshadowed me and day by day,I decided that I was getting worse, because I felt worse, but, just YESTERDAY the Lord revealed to me that I wasn't getting worse, I was getting better, because HIS STRENGTH is made perfect in MY WEAKNESS. Through this wonderful fruit of faith, I am now resting in the PERFECT STRENGTH of the Lord, and it is being manifested in a level of joy I haven't experienced in about two months. I KNOW that God WILL move in my circumstances and I wait in anticipation, because my expectation is of Him. Thank You for the encouraging entry and helping us to know that we are all in this thing together!

Golden~1 said...

Racquel,

Our fruit of Faith is watered through our trials and tribulation but it grows through God's Victory in our lives. We are constantly bombarded with the things that the enemy would use to destroy us, but as that fruit grows and we feed off of it and feed others with it, it becomes a mighty weapon in our spiritual arsenal. That fruit is used to feed a multitude going through the same or a like situation. God is going to use us to bless many. Keep walking in Faith even with those high heels on!

MiVida

Stiletto's said...

I truly thank God for the fruit of faith. Over the last few years my measure of faith has increased through God's purging. John 15:2b "and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it that it may bring forth much fruit." Almost 3 years ago God pruned/purged my fruit of faith. I was devistated and thought I could not go on. But it was here in this place of pruning/purging that I learned of the faithfulness of God. My faith fruit increased and increased through every test. Today I stand in a place of great faith. I no longer sit in the boat of doubt(looking with carnal eyes), but I now walk on water by faith(yes, in my stiletto's) through the unfalling power of God's Word.