We all use faith…daily. It’s really an automatic response that is built into us. We have faith that the chair we are sitting in will hold our weight. We have faith that the trusses over our heads will withstand the wind and rain and protect us from the elements. We have faith that when we pick up a phone, a connection will be made and we’ll speak to another person or their voice mail. We have faith that the plane we board will overcome the law of gravity and move into a higher law of lift without failing and it bursts into a million pieces. We have faith…daily, but what do all these instances have in common? Each item is visible to the human eye, and we can ‘touch’ them or ‘see’ them in action. However, they also have something else in common–they all had to be thought of before they could exist in the physical world.
Let’s look at the cell phone for a moment. Cell phones did not exist on this planet until 1973! Can you believe there used to be a world where you had to be stuck in one room of your house or limited to a yard to speak to another person on a landline? Yes, that world existed until someone discovered how to make it all work wirelessly. Today we have daily faith that what they created will work when we tap the screen and dial a number. It is automatic, and because it has become a huge part of our lives when it isn’t working, we get upset and complain. And even though we do, we are entirely dependent on the company to fix the problem.
Do we have faith in the communication system that God Himself established for us? I would venture to conclude that many people have issues with this very thing. Instead of believing what God said and had written down for us so we wouldn’t forget it, and creating an atmosphere in our own lives where the Holy Spirit can dwell, we go about our lives believing what someone else has said, or our own self-doubts become what we have ‘daily faith’ in. I can guarantee if you get up in the morning and say, “This is going to be a bad day,” you will have a bad day unless you change your attitude. But, how is that possible? It is possible because the ‘thought’ came first! Just like wireless communication, the idea of it was first thought….then it was manifested in the physical. If you declare each morning, “Today is the day the Lord has made, and I shall rejoice and be glad in it,” I can also guarantee that you have moved your thought life into a place where it can line up with Heaven and bring forth goodness in your day.
The Kingdom of Heaven is unseen. Your thoughts are how it becomes manifested in your life. When deep down in your heart you believe what God says, you will have it.
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Mark 11:23 KJV
We have made it so complicated when it should not be. We think we have to do this or that, go here, say this, ‘be’ this way…when we dig into the words of the Bible and search for God with our whole heart, HE does all the work through those words and through the Holy Spirit. The task of leading and guiding us has been placed on His shoulders. He is the only One who can change our behavior. Now we should strive to do our best, but not one on this Earth can claim to be perfect at it, and we should help others when they fail because the next time it might be you or me.
Creating a good thought life is just that, LIFE. You are humbling yourself by believing what God said. By holding that as your standard, you can create Heaven here on Earth just as God first intended. We all could use a little more love in the world and by having daily faith in God, He can bring us to that peace that passes all understanding, and we can know without a doubt, we are His children. Amen
Blessings and honor,
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