5 ways to increase your believing

Posted on April 9th, 2009 by Dutch
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believing 1010report 5 ways to increase your believingWhen Peter walked upon the water the story is often told about his failure. How he “looked at the boisterous waves and doubted.” We forget that this man for albeit just for a minute or two ‘walked on water.’

I’m going to ask you to lean back in your chair for a moment take your hands of the keyboard and just let this soak in…….

Imagine what a thrill it was for Jesus to see this man finally get it. God almighty must have cracked a grin from ear to ear and the angels were whooping and hollering I’m sure. And Peter; he must have been so thrilled for that short time, so set and confident in the words that he had been taught that he was standing on liquid, a physical impossibility.

Matthew 19:26
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

The promises of the word are yours and mine if we will do one thing; Believe.

It’s harder than it sounds I know but it doesn’t have to be. God is the same God to you and me as He was to Peter, as He is to all. You can increase your believing and enrich your life and bless others with just a few simple steps.

#1 Read the word daily

Romans 10:17
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
If you skipped the other 4 this would be plenty I’m sure. You have to have the word in your head to have the word to believe. Get into it.

#2 Resolve that you want to please God

Hebrews 11:6
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 seek him.
Simple enough, you need faith (believing) to please God, so now that you know where and how to get it, let’s start pleasing.

#3 Don’t look at the circumstance that the world presents. Look at the promise God gives.

Matthew 14:28-30
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

Peter looked at the circumstance and forgot the promise. Don’t you do it, you just get stubborn if you have to and take God at His word.

#4 Constantly remind yourself of the promises

Romans 12:2
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
This is not a onetime thing. The ‘ing’ at the end of renew lets you know it’s continual. The world is ALWAYS throwing things up in your face and you must be vigilant in replacing that bogus information with the truth of the word.

#5 Hang out with others of a like mind

2 Corinthians 6:14
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
Sometimes this can be so hard. Friends, relatives and co workers can destroy your believing with just a few choice words. No need to be an isolationist but make sure you get to places where people can support you and build you up,

God loves you; He wants nothing but the best for you as you walk, learn and grow. Take time to give place in your heart for Him and you will see the heavens break out in song and God Himself will crack that grin, just for you.

Siritual Hitchhiker ‘Snake in the grass’

Posted on April 7th, 2009 by Dutch
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I thought if I could only listen to God better I’d stay out of so much trouble and I could move mountains with that kind of believing and obedience. I resolved to do a better job of listening and before I went to bed I asked God for one more favor.

Chrester Christians

Posted on April 6th, 2009 by Dutch
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They’re easy to spot because they are usually dressed nicely with a coat and tie. They almost always look a little worried and flustered as they try to reign in the kids to act exactly perfect. Most times a Chrester hangs out in the corners or in out of the way places and is eager to find a seat somewhere towards the back of the room.

Make your mark

Posted on April 3rd, 2009 by Dutch
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I have been to other funerals however where it was a lonely and sad affair. Forced eulogies and words of comfort hung in the air but the love and loss was not apparent.

Spiritual Hitch hiker; The Bus ride

Posted on March 31st, 2009 by Dutch
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Well perhaps you may want to get off here, that’s what happened to me on the bus. When the chaperones had heard enough and could not stand seeing most of the youth beginning to agree with the plainness and truth of the Word, the bus was stopped and I was ordered off.