The heart is capable of responding to things the mind can’t yet perceive. Bill Johnson
Faith isn’t passive – and sometimes it contends against the mind and flesh and lies – it smacks up against the lie of the enemy, the lie of the world that doesn’t even believe that God is real, and the lie of our flesh. It contends for the promises of God.
Faith sometimes inst understood in our mind – our mind tries to rationalize it away (Martha – but, he stinkith – in regards to Lazarus been buried in the tomb for 4 days and Jesus command to roll the stone away!) but faith is RIGHT.
We need to renew our mind and align it with the truth of God in the Word, and then hold to it.
As we renew our mind it gets easier in some manner to discern the direction and leading of God because we know His heart and His ways and His promises.
Faith refuses the lie and believes the truth and promise of God.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. 2 Corinthians 1:20
Faith overcomes fear. It punches fear in the face! Fear looks but faith jumps!
Faith overrides the mind and its fears and what ifs and buts!
It acts and just does.
It believes that God is bigger than the circumstances and that His promises are sure. It believes that nothing is impossible for God. With God all things are possible. With God all the promises are YES in Christ Jesus!
which voice are we going to listen to?
the doubting voice of fear?
the old nature that died?
Or are we going to believe God who has proven Himself sure and true and right and all powerful – Creator of the universe, who breathed out the stars and has all the power and is the first and the last and who was and is and is to come?
1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.