Dr Norm's Mid-Week Faith Booster

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It's ALIVE!

Posted By at Wednesday, December 19, 2018

I once heard the late brother Rev. Harry Greenwood share a story many years back, and he told about a man who was enthusiastic to share the Gospel in Hyde Park in London.

He had spent some 20 minutes standing on a corner but no one stopped to listen to him, they were just all too busy with their urgent lives. He was about to give up when he had heaven-sent inspiration. So he put his little bible on the ground and set his hat on top of it and started to shout out; "It’s ALIVE!"

Very soon a crowd gathered around him eager to see what was under the hat that was alive. When he had a reasonable crowd he lifted his hat and began to preach, "Yes folks, the Word of God is alive and can change your life if you let it."

Apparently, several came forward for prayer and got saved afterwards!

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

The Passion Translation says; Every Scripture has been written by the Holy Spirit, the breath of God. It will empower you by its instruction and correction, giving you the strength to take the right direction and lead you deeper into the path of godliness. 17 Then you will be God’s servant, fully mature and perfectly prepared to fulfil any assignment God gives you.

Have you ever read a selection of Scripture that you have read many times before, but then suddenly the words seem to jump off of the page? Perhaps every time before, you may have just skimmed over the words. Yet this time around, the words reveal something amazing and new to you? It’s as if God is speaking directly to your spirit through the words on that page.

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Do you realise that when you read Scripture, the Scriptures are also reading you because Jesus is the Word of God made flesh! He’s reading your spirit, your current circumstances, and is aware of the spiritual battle raging around you. You may not know it, but it is reading you and me!

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

AMP CE For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life [soul] and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analysing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.

That’s why the Bible is so important. It’s not just an ancient piece of literature filled with stories. It’s not just a book filled with law, doctrine, and poetry. It is alive!

Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

This is why it is so vital to read Scripture every single day. It’s not just for head knowledge, but it guides and feeds you spiritually and leads you through every situation. 

Sometimes a verse is meant for a day, a season, or a life. Perhaps this week, start to pray and ask for God to reveal a Scripture to meditate upon today, this week, and during this season of life.

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Today is the LAST WEEK I am offering you a free CD - HOW TO DEFEAT THE STORMS OF LIFE. God has given us His grace to fulfil our destiny and purpose in this life. Learn why it is essential for us to walk in God’s wisdom in our daily lives. A number of you have already taken advantage of this free offer so don’t miss out!

I want to thank you once again, for your continued willingness to give into the kingdom of God through this ministry.

Your faithfulness will one day be rewarded in heaven. Until then, know you are making an eternal difference in the lives of every person reached through the written and spoken Word we send out each day around the world.

Thank you for your faithful support.

Norman

Dr. Norm Campbell • PO Box 600 • South Morang • Victoria 3752 AUSTRALIA • www.familyfaithcentre.org

FAMILY FAITH CENTRE [PVAC Building]

We are a WORD OF FAITH group meeting each Sunday morning in Mill Park. If you're not committed elsewhere on Sunday morning you would be very welcome. God has been blessing those that come along, many blessings are abounding. There will be exciting message to share with you so don't miss out! It's wonderful what God is doing! People have been healed and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in most meetings.

We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!

We are also mentoring a number of other groups around the world who receive our Sunday preaching messages to instruct and encourage them to share it also.

160 Centenary Drive, Mill Park Victoria 3082 [on Corner of Plenty Road and Centenary Drive]

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What's LOVE Got to do With it?

Posted By at Wednesday, December 12, 2018

                  

Naomi Nonu is my daughter and leads worship at Family Faith Centre with her husband Ulu who plays keyboard. She also heads up the SuperKids Program as well as sharing the preaching/teaching program. This is an article she wrote a while back for the weekly church newsletter, so I felt to share it with you today! I thought it appropriate as we near Christmas; the season of God’s love for all of us!

Norman

Recently, Dr Norman (my Dad), spoke to us about ‘Love’. It was an excellent message!

So maybe you’re saying, “Well what’s love got to do with me, I’m too young to get married?” or “I’m already married, so what’s love got to do with me now?”

Love has everything to do with our lives, not just in marriage, but as Christians!

We are ambassadors for Christ here on the earth. The Word says His love is in our hearts (Romans 5:5), so we must be obedient stewards of that love. But let’s talk about a specific kind of love…

The love of children towards their parents – and not just small children – I’m talking about us as adults loving our parents.

Ephesians 6:1-2 Amplified Bible: “Children obey your parents in the Lord [As His representatives], for this is just and right. Honour (esteem and value as precious) your father and your mother, this is the first commandment with a promise.”

This is for all of us, no matter what age we are. It is a command and it has a promise.

Look at verse 3, “That all may be well with you and that you may live long on the earth.”

I love what Pastor John Osteen said, “If your parents are elderly, it’s not enough to just help your parents financially when they need it. You need to show your love and affection. You need to fellowship with them. It is far more precious to them that you share your life personally than just send them a cheque each month! Honour, esteem and value as precious your father and your mother! That is the answer to long life!”

My mum [Elizabeth] always said to me that LOVE is spelt T-I-M-E, if you love someone, you spend time with them, listening to them. That’s why I spend time with my parents. Ian [my brother] and Dad meet each week for Father-Son fellowship time, and my older sister visits several times a week to help mum with her housework. Mum and I love to do craftwork together or feed the ducks at the local pond and chat. I love to fellowship with my parents.

Perhaps you could find something your parents enjoy and do it with them and encourage them. If you're older and your parents have passed away, then you’ve got a job to do!! You need to teach this to your children and grandchildren if you haven’t already. Leave them a heritage to be proud of, so they can esteem you and say, “My mother/father/ grandmother/father always prayed for me, spent time with me, encouraged me in the Word and in the love of God.”

Maybe you could start something special with your child (regardless of their age) like going out for Saturday morning breakfast together where YOU listen (without butting in!), really listen to what is in their heart, and encourage them.

People are THE most important thing to God. They should be to us too. With each of us doing our part as we ought, we get our job done for the Lord and show a mighty witness to the world while we’re at it.

Share God’s heart with your family today.

Love

Naomi Nonu

FREE OFFER: Today I am offering you a free CD - HOW TO DEFEAT THE STORMS OF LIFE. God has given us His grace to fulfil our destiny and purpose in this life. Learn why it is essential for us to walk in God’s wisdom in our daily lives.

I want to thank you once again, for your continued willingness to give into the kingdom of God through this ministry.

Your faithfulness will one day be rewarded in heaven. Until then, know you are making an eternal difference in the lives of every person reached through the written and spoken Word we send out each day around the world.

Thank you for your faithful support.

Dr. Norm Campbell • PO Box 600 • South Morang • Victoria 3752 AUSTRALIA • www.familyfaithcentre.org

Norman

FAMILY FAITH CENTRE

We are a WORD OF FAITH group meeting each Sunday morning in Mill Park. If you're not committed elsewhere on Sunday morning you would be very welcome. God has been blessing those that come along, many blessings are abounding. There will be exciting message to share with you so don't miss out! It's wonderful what God is doing! People have been healed and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in most meetings.

We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!

We are also mentoring a number of other groups around the world who receive our Sunday preaching messages to instruct and encourage them also.

FAMILY FAITH CENTRE [PVAC Building]

160 Centenary Drive, Mill Park Victoria 3082 [on Corner of Plenty Road and Centenary Drive].

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Wisdom is Betther Than Money

Posted By at Wednesday, December 05, 2018

                   

Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.

Think about this today. Wisdom will defend you and money will defend you. But wisdom will not only defend you, it will add life to you and remedy the situation.

We may think the answer is money, but it's not. Divine wisdom is the answer to every problem. It comes from God, so make a practice of seeking wisdom from above.

James 1:5 “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

Money is only a temporary solution to a problem. Wisdom is the eternal answer that keeps on producing life and increasing prosperity.

God’s wisdom is better than ours.

James 3:15-17 15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic.

16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.

17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

Ecclesiastes 7:13 Consider the work of God: for who can make straight, what he has made crooked?

God does not make things crooked, we just think they are. Sometimes God’s answers seem complicated to us and we think our wisdom is better than God’s because it makes sense to our natural mind.

Ecclesiastes 7:29 This I have found, that God has made man upright but they have sought out many inventions.

The NIV says: This only have I found: God made mankind upright, but men have gone in search of many schemes.

Mankind always seems to have an “invention” or “scheme” to help make God’s plan better.

But God’s plan is always better for us.

Jeremiah 29:11 NLV "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord, "plans for well-being and not for trouble, to give you a future and a hope."

God wants to accomplish the same things in us He has accomplished in the past; prosperity, forgiveness, healing and much more.

There is nothing new under the sun. His plan is the same because he does not change, and it also includes doing things in similar ways He has done them previously in your life.

Why don’t you let God be God? Let Him work out His plan for your life in the way He wants to.

The only thing left is for you to rest; stop worrying and trying to create new ways of deliverance which are not God’s ways.

Ecclesiastes 1:9 What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.

Today I am offering you a free CD - HOW TO DEFEAT THE STORMS OF LIFE. God has given us His grace to fulfil our destiny and purpose in this life, learn why it's essential for us to walk in God’s wisdom in our daily lives.

I want to thank you once again, for your continued willingness to give into the kingdom of God through this ministry.

Your faithfulness will one day be rewarded in heaven. Until then, know you are making an eternal difference in the lives of every person reached through the written and spoken Word we send out each day around the world.

Thank you for your faithful support! Don't forget your CD!

Dr. Norm Campbell • PO Box 600 • South Morang • Victoria 3752 AUSTRALIA • www.familyfaithcentre.org

Norman

Dr. Norman Campbell

FAMILY FAITH CENTRE

We are a WORD OF FAITH group meeting each Sunday morning in Mill Park. If you're not committed elsewhere on Sunday morning you would be very welcome. God has been blessing those that come along, many blessings are abounding. There will be exciting message to share with you so don't miss out. It's wonderful what God is doing! People have been healed and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit manifest in most meetings.

We meet at 10.30am each Sunday and you will be made very welcome!

We are also mentoring a number of other groups around the world who receive our Sunday preaching messages to instruct and encourage them also.

SPECIAL NOTICE: The LAST First Thursday Faith Connection for the year is TOMORROW Thursday December 6, 2018 from 7.30 - 9.00pm. Invite friends and neighbours who need to be saved or need a touch from The Lord! Supper will be provided. There will be BRIGHT SINGING and also will be a great word from Duane Sherriff. So don't miss out!

If you're in the area please come and join us, you are always welcome at:

Family Faith Centre [PVAC Building]

160 Centenary Drive, Mill Park Vic 3082

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Full Payment Has Been Made

Posted By at Wednesday, November 28, 2018

                     

I read an article recently, about how when the books of a certain Scottish doctor were examined after his death, it was found that a number of accounts were crossed through with a note: Forgiven too poor to pay.

The physician's wife later decided that these accounts must be paid in full and she proceeded to sue for the money. When the case came to court, the judge asked only one question. "Is this your husband's handwriting?"

When she replied that it was, the judge responded, "There is no court in the land that can obtain a debt once the word forgiven has been written on it."

One of the problems common to many of us is that we find it very difficult to forgive someone who we feel has hurt us deeply.

The good news is that when we confess our sins to God and ask for His forgiveness, He forgives us totally and absolutely.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

He does this not because He ignores the just penalty for our sins, He sent Jesus to pay that for us; but it is because in His everlasting love for us that He gave his Son, Jesus, to pay that penalty for us through His death on the cross. If we have confessed our sins to God and asked for his forgiveness, we need to accept his forgiveness by faith; regardless of how we feel. Even if we still don't feel forgiven, we need to deal with the problem of false guilt and/or shame. Be sure to thank God regularly for his forgiveness regardless of how you feel. And because God forgives all of our sins and wrongs, we need to forgive all who have wronged us. As I have said before; Failing to forgive is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.

Col 2:14 NLT He cancelled the record that contained the charges against us. He took it and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ's cross.

Is there a limit to His love? If that was the case:-

  • David the adulterer never found it.
  • Nor did Paul the persecutor find it.
  • Nor Peter the liar; he never found it.
  • Neither did the thief on the cross on that crucifixion day.

And you won't find it either! There is NO LIMIT to His love.

When Jesus cried from the cross in John 19:30 "It is finished!" It was totally completed for us.

Because Jesus paid our penalty for us, God can now write across our debt, Forgiven too poor to pay.

Then He wipes out our debt forever!

God wrote FULL PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE over every sin you ever commit from the womb to the tomb! Start to believe it today FULL PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE!

Norman

SPECIAL NOTICE: The LAST First Thursday Faith Connection for the year is Thursday December 6, 2018 from 7.30 - 9.00pm. Invite friends and neighbours who need to be saved or need a touch from The Lord! Supper will be provided. There will be BRIGHT SINGING and also will be a great word from Duane Sherriff. So don't miss out!

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The Right Foundation

Posted By at Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Hebrews 6:1-3 Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And God permitting, we will do so.

The Bible compares our life and mind to the construction of a building.

1 Cor 3:9 For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, God's building.

Each believer is united to Christ and in Christ with all other Christians to form the church.

The Bible also compares the church to a building.

Eph 2:22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. 

When men begin to build a building, they must first lay a solid foundation. God uses this natural building principle to teach us the spiritual truth that to be a strong spiritual building for God we must have the proper foundation. Jesus is the Master builder and the Bible is His builders plan.

1 Cor 3:16 Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?

1 Cor 3:10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds.

The spiritual foundation God speaks about is all based on His Word and it is a good foundation.

2 Tim 2:19 Nevertheless, God's solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness."

1 Tim 6:19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

It is based on righteousness and is eternal.

Prov 10:25 When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.

God chose Jesus as the foundation for our spiritual life.

Isaiah 28:16 So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed.”

So the foundation of our spiritual life is not some man-made idea like a denomination or some rite, the foundation IS Jesus Christ.

1 Cor 3:11-13 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work.

Your foundation is very important.

Psalm 11:3 When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?

One of the most popular destinations in Italy is the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Over the course of centuries, the tower progressively listed five and a half degrees out of vertical and was at imminent risk for collapse. Apartments and houses downwind were evacuated. The tower was closed to the public in 1990. The tower was unstable from the very beginning of its 199 year construction, due to being built on a soft unstable foundation. Uncounted millions were spent to arrest the subsidence of the 185-foot marble structure. It reopened to the public again in 2001.

Our lives are subject to a similar sinking and tilting, if they are built on the soft sands of secular materialism, only in this case there are potential consequences lasting for all eternity.

Our spirits will be some place for an eternity. It’s up to us to decide where we want to live in that eternity, it depends on what kind of foundations we want to build our lives upon today.

What are you building your foundations on today?

Norman


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These Three - Faith Hope Love!

Posted By at Wednesday, November 14, 2018

1 Corinthians 13:13 "And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

Faith, Hope and Love [that is God's kind of love 'agape' love] are all Godly attributes.

Satan possesses none of these and hates everyone who does possess them.

I wonder as we go the rest of 2018, are we allowing these qualities to overflow in our lives?

God is the God of faith, the God of all hope, and God is love. These are His characteristics.

Those who genuinely possess these qualities are God possessed, for these only come from and through the Lord Himself.

Galatians 5:6 says “Faith works by love.”

Many people in today's society sometimes lack these Godly qualities, but they have existed since God breathed His life into man and they will be here as long as He continues to live in men's hearts. They abide regardless of political systems.

Men, however, under the direction of the devil, have tried to eradicate them, but their efforts have fallen short and always will.

* Love never fails according to 1 Cor 13:8

* Our Faith overcomes the world according to 1 John 5:4

* By Hope we are saved according to Romans 8:24

These are the qualities that give our lives meaning and great enjoyment.

These characteristics distinguish men from animals. Remove them and people begin to act like wild animals, as is happening in many places today.

However, when Jesus injects faith, hope, and love into the vilest heart, then it can be melted and reshaped in the image of God. Living without faith, hope and love diminishes the quality of life.

Satan seeks to strip men and women of these three God-like qualities while God never wants us to be without them. There is constant warfare between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness over these three special virtues.

Today, why not let God fill you with His faith, His hope and His love and then be a channel through which He can release these virtues to those who need faith; those who need hope and those who are starving for true agape love.

We must all determine to be all that God has already planned for us to be!

Norman

SPECIAL NOTICE: Our LAST First Thursday Faith Connection for 2018 is Thursday December 6, from 7.30 - 9.00pm, our last for this year. Invite friends and neighbours who need to be saved or need a touch from The Lord! Supper will be provided. There will be BRIGHT SINGING and also will be a great word from Duane Sherriff. So don't miss out! If you're in the area please come and join us, you are always welcome at:

FAMILY FAITH CENTRE [PVAC Building]

160 Centenary Drive, Mill Park Vic 3082, Australia

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Not Only a Hearer But a Doer of the Word

Posted By at Wednesday, November 07, 2018

         

James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Luke 6:46 "But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say."

The Word of God is the Bible Speaking directly to each of us! The Bible is The Word of God that is all the Promises paid in full by the Blood of The Lord Jesus Christ for each of us - once and for all time! The Bible is the Instruction Manual for each and every Christian. The Lord Jesus Christ only confirms His Written Word. If what we are seeking is not in His Word, He will not confirm or answer it. Hearing the Word of God without possessing and becoming a doer of the Word will make our faith, powerless and dead.

James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

James 2:17-18 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

A farmer can have a complete knowledge of every facet of bringing in an abundant harvest. But if he doesn't take that knowledge and apply it with to action, his fields will still be empty. The Word of God requires us to take action, to possess the Promises of Jesus Christ through a Living Faith in Him and His Word!

Luke 8:21 But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.”

Matthew 24:35 "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away."

The more we read (see) hear (listen), meditate (muse, mutter & ponder) and act (do) the Word of God, then the Greater our Faith will be. The Lord Jesus Christ confirms our living Faith with power through His Word!

The more time we spend in His Word the more we will know Him and possess His promises.

Matthew 7:24-27 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house and it fell. And great was its fall.”

Mark 4:24 Then He said to them, “Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given."

Hebrews 11:6 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.

Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.

So we must start doing what the Word says, and not just listening to it and so deceiving ourselves, and we will grow to be what God planned.

Norman

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Daily Help!

Posted By at Wednesday, October 31, 2018

           

If we want to get the most out of our day, I suggest these three things:

1. CONCENTRATE ON RESPONSIBILITIES AND NOT RIGHTS.

It's an imperfect world, and we won't always be treated fairly; that's just a fact of life today. If we want to go far, travel light spiritually; we need to release and unload our resentments!

Paul says in Philippians 4:8 " . . . you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious - the best, not the worst . . . "

2. SPEND TIME WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE.

The only difference in what we are now and what we'll be five years from now is the books we read and the company we keep.

Henry Ford once said, "My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."

So what do your friends bring out in you?

Solomon said in Proverbs 13:2 "He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed."

3. MAKE TODAY THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE.

When Shirley Temple asked her mother what the happiest moment in her life was, she replied, "Right now."

"But what about the day you were married?" Shirley asked.

Her mother said, "My happiest moment then was then, but my happiest moment now is now. You see, you can live only in the moment you're in, so to me that's the happiest moment."

That's a great answer!

Lamentations 3:23 His mercies are new every morning.

Psalm 68:19 He daily loadeth us with benefits.

That means we should get up every day and announce Psalm 118:24 "This is the day the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it."

Norman

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Don't Be Anxious

Posted By at Wednesday, October 24, 2018

           

Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

When our hearts are anxious and filled with cares, we are trusting in our own strength and understanding.

Anxiety will take our hearts and minds off the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word. He is waiting for us to call upon Him for help!

Psalms 34:17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.

When we go to the Lord with our prayers and then thank Him in advance for the victory. Then our hearts will enter into the realm of His worry free peace. The Lord cannot help us unless we give Him all of our cares and worries.

1 Peter 5:6-7 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Hebrews 4:16 Shows us how to approach God, Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Once we give Him our cares, then He can move mightily on our behalf! The greatest obstacle to receiving from God Almighty is trusting in our own understanding.

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

We trust in Him and not our understanding, for the victory.

When we pray, we cast all of our cares on Him and start thanking Him in advance for the victory. At that moment in time, the peace of God that surpasses all of our understanding will surround our hearts, life and minds. We will be in His glorious presence of peace instead of the midst of the storms and cares of life. In His presence is the fullness of joy.

1 Peter 5:7 Amplified Bible Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 "...in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

Psalm 106:1 Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

Hebrews 10:23 "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful."

Confession here is 'homologia' in Greek, which means saying the same thing God says in His Word.

Norman

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Your Words are Your Faith Speaking

Posted By at Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Do you realise when you speak your faith is talking?

Jesus said in Matthew 12:34 "For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks."

Whatever we have put in our hearts will eventually come out of our mouths. What we ‘believe’ will be coming out of our mouths, whether positive or negative.

The Apostle Paul put it this way in 2 Corinthians 4:13 "We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, "I believed, and therefore have I spoken," we also believe, and therefore speak."

The point I want to make is; whatever is in your heart will be coming out of your mouth and that, whatever it is, will be you releasing your faith, whether you can accept that view or not.

So with that thought we need to be careful what we are saying, because we are guiding and charting our course in life by our words.

Proverbs 23:7 As a man thinketh in his heart so is he!

Eventually what we think, we will begin to speak out of our mouths and so we become what we say!

Proverbs 4:23 Good New Bible Be careful what you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.

It's important to discipline our vocabulary because the things that occupy our thoughts will come to pass as we talk about them. They become our words of faith! Whatever you say is your faith speaking!!

Romans 10:8 Living Bible For salvation that comes from trusting Christ—which is what we preach—is already within easy reach of each of us; in fact, it is as near as our own hearts and mouths.

Proverbs 18:21 Living Bible Those who love to talk will suffer the consequences. Men have died for saying the wrong thing!

Think about that ,"Men have died for saying the wrong thing!"

That is a powerful statement from the Word; and unfortunately there are many people who have already died because they made wrong statements in their lives, & those statements came to pass. It is very important what we say.

I know many Christians who believe that their words are not important, but many of them seem to be in some sort of difficulty.

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruit!

Do you realize today that The Word going INTO your life produces fruit? And it's The Word coming OUT again that produces faith!

So it's your choice what you are going to say. Your words are containers for good or bad, positivity or negativity.

There is tremendous power in words because we are made in God's image. Whether they are written words, spoken words, or words set to music. Words will lead you along the right path or take you down the wrong path in life. We live by words; we speak them, we read them, we even think them. We communicate with words every day. People who speak negative words will eventually reap the results of speaking those words, because they reproduce after their own kind; failure, defeat and sorrow and even death!

They can be filled with ungodliness - hate, doubt, fear, and unbelief. Or they can be filled with godliness - love, joy, peace, happiness, and faith.

Words can curse, or words can bless.

Words can discourage, or they can encourage.

Words can wound, or they can make whole.

Words filled with the power of God will linger with you and literally change your life.

The words you hear will either help you along life's path or hinder you!
 Words can build confidence into people, or words can destroy faith and confidence in people.

Biting or stinging words spoken in the morning by a husband or wife can rob them both of efficiency throughout the day. But loving, tender and beautiful words will fill their day with strength that leads them to victory.

Why is it that some families grow up strong and stable, always winning in life?

One reason is that right words were spoken at home. The atmosphere in our homes is a product of our words.

What are you building into your children, friends, associates and colleagues? Are you building failure and defeat? Or are you building success and victory?

We cannot afford to talk failure.

Remember; when you speak it is YOUR faith talking!

Norman