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Friday, July 14, 2017

Choose Faith

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
—Ephesians 3:20 NLT

Why would you forget that he is able to do more than you can imagine? You have doubts. You have struggles. Do you question His love when you don't mean to?  Do you forget the victory He wrought for you and allow fear to have control? Fear can become so powerful that it replaces God as your spiritual center. When constant irrational fear rules your life, it becomes your obsession. When you allow fear control, you give it power. Fear and faith don’t exist well together. One will grow stronger over time and destroy the other. You don’t want fear to defeat faith. You want faith to win, but if you don’t allow the Lord to take control of your fearful mind, then fear will win.

This verse in Ephesians 3 says that He is able to do more than you can imagine—in your circumstance and in your life. He can change your circumstance, and He can change you. As much as you allow, He works within you. The more you allow His power to mold your heart and mind, the more you can believe He will take care of the impossible. The more you grow in faith, the more you can know that He hears whatever you ask, and provides more than you even know you need. He increases your faith so that no matter what your eyes see or ears hear or heart feels, you walk in trust and freedom.  As His love is perfected in your life, He casts out fear in your mind. Faith takes over and becomes your spiritual center. Your mind is focused on Him, and He keeps you in His perfect peace.

Is this possible? Absolutely. Is it easy? No. It is work, and that work means facing the things within that must be changed. It means allowing the Holy Spirit to destroy beliefs which have been false evidence that have appeared to be real. It means allowing Him to take your fear and praising Him that He is going to take care of it. It means allowing the Holy Spirit to control the thoughts that come into your mind. You choose to think on what is good instead of what brings fear. You choose faith that brings peace over fear.

“I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources,” Paul entreats, “he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.” (Ephesians 3:16-18 NLT)

What you think in your mind is what rules your life and lives in your heart.

©2017 Lynn Lacher

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