Believing is a Verb

“Recall, Philippians 4:13 encourages that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. If we are really going to believe this verse ― it will take some action on our parts because believing is a verb that signifies action. When we believe on what the Word encourages in our renewed mind, then all kinds of things that used to defeat us, things that seemed too big and appeared unobtainable suddenly seem to become reachable because Jesus said all things are possible to him that believeth- Mark 9:23.” ~LMJ~

Having the Faith of God

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

Mark 11:22 – And Jesus answering saith unto them {his disciples}, Have faith in God.

In the margin of the King James Bible it reads “have the faith of God.” The word faith means to have the believing faith of God. In Hebrews 11:3 we read that through the believing faith of God “the worlds {the ages} were framed by the word of God.” The ages represent periods of time or administrations in time that have been, that are, and that will be. So God’s believing is quite powerful, and here Jesus gives us access into God’s own faith, His believing faith.

Mark 11:23 – For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

This is a powerful verse of Scripture. Jesus was literally pointing to a mountain to show how powerful believing can be, and when believing is activated according to the will of God, literally anything will come to pass.

Mark 11:24 – Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

The mountain was used by Jesus only as an example. We were never given (by God or Jesus) the power to be destructive, rather Jesus was teaching that whatever power it takes, no matter how much might we may need to get an answer to our prayer, the faith of God can be activated to help us. Is there power in believing? There most definitely is! Is there power in prayer? Most definitely yes! Obviously we will not be removing any mountains; however, sometimes simply making it through the day is as much of a task as it is to remove a mountain. As we believe when praying, it is perfectly acceptable to put our trust and confidence in the actual faith of God Himself, rather than resting that responsibility solely upon ourselves (II Corinthians 4:7; Ephesians 1:19).

God wants to answer your prayers even more than you may what to pray them. So today when you pray, please have not only faith in God, but have on your side the actual believing faith of God, and watch how God answers your prayers, as you believe that you have already received from Him.

Scripture Value

“We have been called, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you– I Peter 1:4, and our inheritance will be there when we arrive, for it is reserved in heaven. You see, it is the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever– I Peter 1:23, and as we believe the everlasting Word, the Word itself will richly sustain and reward us in eternity. So as we can see, the Word of God is much more valuable than we sometimes even grasped. Psalms 119:164 reads, I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil {a valued treasure}.” ~LMJ~

Have a Lovely Walk Today (And Hey, Why Not Tomorrow as Well)

“How we act at any given moment can depend on how much of God’s Word we have placed in our hearts. How we act, believe, and move in any situation can and really should be based upon one thing and one thing only, the love of God.  To act and do with God’s love brings great reward to our lives. We have a zillion things to think about that are not recorded in God’s Word such as the rent, bills, the car, and the things we need to do just to get through the workday. You know that, I know that, and most of all God knows that as well.  God’s point is NOT if you think about anything but Him and His Word, then you are in trouble, and the Devil will get you! God knows that there needs to be a balance in life and all we really need to do is live – love.  God’s major point for us throughout His Word is that we can apply His love in all of life’s situations to enhance our spiritual perspective.  The more of His Word we have laid up in our minds, then the more we have in our spiritual treasure chest to rely on in life, in this life, so we can continue to walk in love.” ~LMJ~