From Pastor’s Thoughts: A Heart of Faith

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A Heart of Faith

Wednesday October 2nd, 2019
Read: Numbers 13:25-33

One of the biggest questions of faith is, “will I say I can’t when God says I can?” We need to be asking ourselves this question regularly, and constantly seeking out a strong heart of faith to believe that with God, we can! It’s time Christians stop glorifying defeat, and begin to celebrate God in their victory, supply, and health.

In Numbers 13 and 14, God instructed Moses to send out 12 men to explore Canaan and report on the people living there. This was the promised land that Moses and the Israelite tribes would soon enter, but they had to win the land first. When the 12 men reported back to Moses, it was only Caleb and Joshua who said, “we can certainly conquer it!” The 10 other men disagreed. They were intimidated by the challenge ahead of them and didn’t think they would win. That spirit of fear spread throughout the Israelite tribes, to the point of rebuking Joshua and Caleb for their faith! God said to Moses, “[How long] will they never believe me, even after all the miraculous signs I have done among them?”

God had told the tribes of Israel, “You can do it!” He had promised victory, promised to give them the land that was theirs. They didn’t need to fight for it, but just believe it and take possession in the Name of the Lord. The 10 other men believed in their senses—in what they saw. Joshua and Caleb believed according to the condition of their hearts. Faith sees a golden opportunity for victory. Fear sees a hopeless situation and says, “it can’t be done.” Which perspective are you choosing, right now?

Paul encourages the church to learn from history. 1 Corinthians 10:11 says, “These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us…” Let’s learn from the past. Let’s have a heart of faith for God. He is faithful. He has done miraculous signs among us, and He will do it again.

If He says you can, so you will.

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