Dr Norm's Mid-Week Faith Booster

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Think First

Posted By at Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Do you know that a law is called a law because it works? It’s just that simple. Let’s look at the law of gravity for instance. If someone were to drop something off a very tall building, I guarantee you the force of gravity will take over and cause whatever was dropped to hit the ground fast and hard. That’s because it’s a law and it works, period.

Now by knowing this, we can understand that there are spiritual laws that govern everything in the earth.

Romans 8:2 For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus, have made me free from the law of sin and death.

They are the law of life and the law of sin and death. Either one can work in your life; however, the choice on which one operates in your life is up to you.

Now let’s examine the law of sin and death. Fear is the perpetrator of the law of death and it allows satan access to work against you. Then there is the law of life. Notice it is life in Christ Jesus. Faith is the force that causes the law of life to produce blessings in your life.

Now, listen to this statement very carefully: Fear is faith upside down and working against you instead of for you. Did you get that? You see, when God created Adam in His very image and likeness, Adam was just like God with God-like abilities. As long as Adam was connected to God, he was filled with faith and there was no fear in him.

Then the moment sin was conceived, Adam became disconnected from God and connected to satan. This caused the force of faith that God put in man, to become fear or faith perverted.

Listen closely now, faith and fear work the same way, but their outcome is very different.

  1. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God; fear comes by hearing the words of the devil and the world.
  2. Faith is acting on what you believe; fear is also acting on what you believe, negatively.
  3. Faith is released by the positive words of your mouth; fear is also released by the words of your mouth, negatively.
  4. God’s word releases the force of faith to give you victory over every situation; speaking doubt releases the force of fear to work on creating the problem.

Today the choice is yours - choose life! Remember, the Spirit of the law of life in Christ Jesus has made you free from the law of fear and death.

Stop and think on that before you speak.

Norman
 

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On the Same Team

Posted By at Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Dr. Billy Graham tells the story of a modern man who asked the question.

"Why do I need a home? I was born in a hospital, educated at college; I courted in an automobile, married in a church. I eat at the delicatessen from tins and paper bags; I spend my mornings on the golf course, my afternoons at the bridge table, and my evenings at the picture theatre. When I die I will be cremated and be buried in a brass urn. All I really need is a garage."

Tragically millions of people live like this man. Their homes have become nothing more than a parking place for them. Husbands and wives pass each other at their parking places like ships in the night, without any closeness or contact. Unfortunately many are now paying the price for their lives of distraction. This violent and chaotic society grows out of this discontent. God never intended our homes to be mere parking places for busy bodies needing rest and re-fuelling.

Rather, there is a greater purpose in our homes. If we want to have healthy lives and marriages we must have healthy homes. For us to have healthy homes it is imperative we understand the purpose, provision, permanency and power of God in those homes.

The reason of this book is to help you achieve what God says in His Word the standard for your marriage and home should be.

Married and soon to be married couples will find this advice invaluable, as it comes from fifty years of love, marriage, togetherness in ministry for The Lord.

How much better would many marriages be if husband and wife clearly understood that they were on the same team!

Norman

This is an excerpt from my New book LOVE THAT LASTS A LIFETIME - HOW TO BE IN LOVE FOR A LIFETIME IN YOUR MARRIAGE! It's available right now for $13 on Amazon, Waterstones and Barnes & Noble. Available through this ministry for just $10, contact me if you're interested.

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How's Your Patience This Year

Posted By at Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Faith is what opens the door to God's promises for us, but patience keeps it open until that promise is fulfilled. So you must put patience to work because the Word guarantees we will receive our reward. Some people never receive answers from God because they give up too soon. About the time the answer is ready to reach them, they lose patience and stop trusting the Word. They always want the easy way out, but we need to stay in there—and not give up when the going gets rough.

Patience is not only the ability to wait, but also the ability to have a good attitude while you are waiting. Waiting is part of life that cannot be avoided. We will spend a great deal of our lives waiting, so if we don't learn to wait patiently we will end up being miserable. God is very patient with us and we are to imitate Him. To make our patience strong, we should practice patience in everyday situations. Every time we do, patience will grow stronger, just like a muscle.

Patience is consistent endurance. When we walk in patience we remain consistent all the way through the situations, no matter what comes along. We're not up and down like yo-yos; instead we base everything on God's Word. I don't get up in the morning and ask myself how I am. I get up in the morning, open my Bible, and tell myself how I am according to God's Word. You need to do the same and develop greater patience.

Norman
 

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This Year Be Balanced in Your faith

Posted By at Wednesday, January 07, 2015

 

Proverbs 4:20-22 My son, attend to my words; incline you ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life unto those that find them and health [medicine] to all their flesh.

If someone asks, “If I believe I’m healed do I need to throw my medicine away?”

If they have to ask, they had better not throw it away.

Remember you are not healed because you throw your medicine away; you’re healed because you believe God's Word.

Some people have heard a message on faith and then gone out and thrown their glasses away. I knew a pastor who did that and threw his glasses into the lake, then had to go diving to find them again.

Yet, the glasses don’t heal your eyes; they simply enable you to see while God heals your eyes. So every time you put your glasses on, make a practice of saying, “Thank God, I believe I’m healed.”

Or if you’re taking medicine, every time you swallow a pill say, “Thank God, I believe I’m healed by the stripes of Jesus.”

The medicine doesn’t heal you, but it helps keep your body working right while God does the healing.

Now, if and when God tells you to throw your medicine or your glasses away, then obey Him. In that case, however, you’ll know it’s God and you won’t have to ask anyone else. So until then, keep taking your medicine and keep wearing your glasses. And meanwhile remember—your faith is in God, not the medicine or the glasses to bring your healing.

Norman