Through Our faith

The wind is roaring outside this evening as I write, a rather  brutal day out there. Got everything done I have to get done and head for cover. The cows are doing OK, so that takes that off my mind. The crops are in for the year, although there’s a few hundred round bales of hay and corn stalks out there yet to bring home. And with over four inches of rain the past few days that job will be put off for a bit.

1 John 5:4 (New Living Translation)

For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith.

I came across this verse the other day in this translation of the Bible and it floored me! This excites me more than I can write! Oh Lord, what a promise!

 

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Published in: on October 26, 2010 at 6:30 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Without Faith ………..

A Saturday evening here where the northern plains meet the north woods. Raining outside, the first time in a month or so. The weather has been a blessing, these weeks without rain because in September it was raining all the time and things were mighty soft around this place. But the dry weather dried down the corn to absolutely dry and its all harvested and in a bin, the corn stalks are baled up into big round bales and we have an abundant supply of bedding for the cattle in case the winter gets rough out there, which is usually the case except in rare years.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 NKJV

Was just finishing up a message for tomorrows church service at our country church and this is the main verse I’ll be using. This verse covers  a lot of territory, believe me! In fact, this is one of those nutshell verses, a type of verse where large amounts of the Bible are compressed into a single verse. Yep, this is one of those.

Faith, our God is a faith God! And nothing pleases Him without faith. Any obedience must be done in faith, loving our neighbor must be done in faith, going about our daily lives must be done in faith, or He is not pleased. Giving our tithes and offerings must be done with faith, or else its just a dead act that is not pleasing to God nor will it have any rewards.

Running cattle must be done on faith too! I’d sure hate to be without it, but if we run our operations with faith that God is taking care of it, well, He does. If we don’t believe that He really cares, in other words, having no faith, well, then He doesn’t. Simple.

Faith, that simple word that means so much!