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Bonus Day #161

My long time friend and TCRG Board Member, Doug Miller, sent out an email with something God laid upon his heart about faith.  Using Hebrews 11–He developed a few concepts that are helpful.  I copied his email and will paste it here:

I read Hebrews 11,  I have read it several times before, but this time the Holy Spirit gave my spirit a supercharged dose of faith.  It really spoke to me about three different things that I felt compelled to share;

 

  1.  Hebrews 11:1(NIV) Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.  This is what the ancients were commended for. This makes me think we have a “can do” God.  That he can do anything.  but greater yet, we have a “will do” God.  That he will do anything within his will.  The greatest of all is we have a “has done” God.  When we come to God in his will, it is done.  The greatest and most powerful faith comes when we believe not just that God can do, or will do something, but that God has done something.

 

  1. Hebrews 11:1(NIV) “certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:2(NIV) By faith we understand that the universe was formed  at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.  God is in control. He has a plan.  He is sovereign. Most of what God does, He does from things that can not be seen by our carnal human body.  Man through science is constantly trying to catch up with the things God has done from the things we can not see.  There is so much going on in the spiritual realm that influences us, but yet we still can not see it through our carnal human body.  A Minuit part of this is revealed to us when we have enough faith to allow the Holy Spirit to communicate with our spirit to gain understanding of the prophecies given in the Bible.

 

  1. Hebrews 11:2-39 I’ll let you read this in your Bible.  Hebrews 11-40(NIV) God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect. God works on his time line, not ours.  God doesn’t always reveal his promises in our time line or even in our life time.  But He does keep them.  He is a “has done” God.  Some times the next generation receives the promise, but it is still fulfilled.  It is through God working on his time line that allows us to choose to either strengthen or weaken our faith.  If things came too quickly we would be void of the option to increase or decrease our faith minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year, decade by decade, or even a lifetime.

God has something better for us than what we can think of.  When we keep our faith, working together with God, his plan is fulfilled.

 

Have a blessed day,

 

Doug

(Thanks, Doug, for being obedient)!

Every day is a Bonus Day!

Much Love,

Marc

 

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