There are two types of believers...
The before and after kind.
A petition is presented...
A time of waiting is assigned.
Of course the prayer is answered!
At times it's instantly.
At other times one waits on God
And patience is the key.
The before the fact believer
Has no doubt that God has heard.
Although he doesn't see results,
He's standing on The Word!
Praise begins to fill his heart
Before the evidence is shown...
That he's happily rejoicing
In the Lord is clearly known.
The after the fact believer
Has to see proof of some kind.
His faith is not as positive...
Doubt has messed with his mind.
He celebrates after the fact
His show of faith is slow.
Although his praise is genuine
His faith in God must grow.
The Bible tells us God has dealt
To every man a measure.
We need to feed and water faith...
It's something we should treasure.
Without it it's impossible
To ever please the Lord.
Since faith can come by hearing
Preaching can be its reward.
Read The Word to build your faith...
Commit to a life of prayer.
Attend a Bible believing church...
Believe faith will find you there!
August 25, 2011
"Now faith is the substance of things
hoped for, the evidence of things not
"For I say, through the grace given
unto me, to every man that is among
you, not to think of himself more
highly than he ought to think, but
to think soberly, according to God
has dealt to every man the measure
"How then shall they call on Him in
whom they have not believed? and how
shall they believe in him whom they
have not heard? and how shall they
hear without a preacher?"
"So then faith cometh by hearing and
hearing by the Word of God."
"But without faith it is impossible
to please Him: for he that cometh to
God must believe that He is, and that
He is a rewarder of them that diligently
"By faith Noah......."
"By faith Abraham....."
"And straightway the father of the
child cried out, and said with tears,
Lord, I believe; help Thou mine unbelief."
Mark 9:24 has always pulled at my heart
because I've been there. I'm sure many of
you have, too. We've all, in spite of great
faith in God, have experienced times when
our faith could have been stronger. Sometimes
I'm a before the fact believer and nothing
can move me! Other times I have to cry out,
Help, Thou, my unbelief. That's why, as
followers of Christ, we should be constantly
seeking God and ways to build our faith in
Him. It is said Faith moves the hands of God.
My hope is all who read this will be searching
for ways to move His hands...... "Whispers Of Worship"