Sister Sharon had a video in how to identify the prompting of God's Holy Spirit. I also look at that as opportunities to talk about Jesus.
Tonight I had to get some needed supplies. I asked an employee where something was. As she showed me, there tattooed on her wrist was the word faith. I asked what inspired her to write faith. She said she was going through some hard times and had to remind herself always to have faith. I said sometimes we only see the obstacles but God knows He has already removed them.
I told her it was like a horse coming to a hurdle. Either that horse was going to get frightened and not jump or that horse was going to fly right over it. She said she got goosebumps so I'm sure God's Holy Spirit ministered to her right where she was at.
Faith isn't built on pride but on promise. Pride exalts oneself and other men but promise points to God's faithfulness.
The word faith movement has adulterated the true meaning of faith. They teach that we can all be gods, like in little gods, this is blasphemy and saturated in pride. We only have one true God.
Deuteronomy 6:3-5 (KJV)
3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:
5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Psalm 12:1 Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
We have to remember God is faithful.
Psalm 8:1 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
We all have hurdles that face us, sometimes each day. Elisha told his servant to open his eyes and look to the mountains.
2 Kings 6:15-20 (KJV)
15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?
16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
19 And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria.
20 And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, Lord, open the eyes of these men, that they may see. And the Lord opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.
Sometimes we feel like we are all alone in this battle of ours but it is not the truth. The enemy would have us believe that our sword is a twig of a stick and that nobody is there to stand with us. The Lord sends hosts of armies to do battle on our behalf, God is our Commander and He knows what to do when we are in a pinch or there are boulders coming our way. He is not going to get confused as to what to do when something is attempting to thwart His plans.
Proverbs 21:30 (KJV)
30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord.
Faith is bold and brave. It doesn’t see the obstacles but only sees the hand of God, mighty and strong. It does not give into doubt because faith knows our God.
Matthew 17:20 (KJV)
20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.