Tag: Strength

The Lesson of Faith

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

We were troubled on every side —2 Corinthians 7:5

Why should God have to lead us through troubles and allow the pressure to be so hard and constant?

In the first place, it shows His all-sufficient strength and grace much better than if we were exempt from pressure and trial. We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us (2 Corinthians 4:7).

Also, it makes us more conscious of our dependence upon God. God is constantly trying to teach us our dependence and to hold us absolutely in His hand and hanging upon His care.

This was the place where Jesus Himself stood and where He wants us to stand, not with a self constituted strength, but with a hand ever leaning upon His, and a trust that dares not take one step alone.

Troubles teach us trust. There is no way of learning faith except by trial. It is God’s school of faith, and it is far better for us to learn to trust God than to escape trials.

The lesson of faith, once learned, is an everlasting acquisition and an eternal fortune made. Without trust even riches will leave us poor.

by A.B. Simpson

 

The Power Of Amen

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Chn

‘Amen,’ in Hebrew means ‘so be it’ or ‘yes,’ ‘I agree.’ Amen is one of the most universal words on our planet. And it’s one of the most important. For the word amen sums up everything we need to be saved, to live victoriously, and to fulfill your calling. What is faith? Faith is to say ‘amen’ to God. It is to say ‘yes’ to God, ‘yes’ to His promises, ‘yes’ to His Word, ‘yes’ to His love; ‘yes’ to His will, ‘yes’ to His purposes, and ‘yes’ to the calling on your life. It is to say ‘I agree’ with Your Word, your will – and it will be so. You can only be saved by giving your ‘amen’ to God. But it doesn’t stop there. You still have an ‘amen’ to give. If you want to grow, if you want to become strong in God, then strengthen your ‘amen.’ Give God a powerful ‘amen,’ with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength. And you will see the power of God move in your life. For with God’s great promises and your great ‘amen,’ nothing shall be impossible for you. Amen? Amen!!!

Today’s Mission – Take one promise or word from the Word of God and give it your most powerful ‘Amen,’ with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength.

by Jonathan Cahn