Saturday, January 14, 2012

2012 January 14 - Morning Manna

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. (Habakkuk 3:17-19)
Today's Morsel: If you had to give an account of your faith level, where would it fall on the scale if 10 was the highest and 1 was the lowest? I often wonder why Christians can't maintain the level 10 at all times. Why is it that some folk's faith is like the mercury in a thermometer. Up and down. Jesus said, "I would that you were either cold or hot." So how do we get our faith to stay at the level 10? First, we need to start trusting in the Lord with all our heart and not in our self and others above Him. Secondly, we need to understand that God's ways aren't our ways. He causes it to rain on the just and the unjust (Matthew 5:45). And thirdly, we need to get to the point in our lives that we know that God has our best interest at heart and no matter what comes our way God is working all things for our good. Habakkuk records that if everything that he depended upon failed, that it would not stop him from joying and rejoicing in the Lord. Because the Lord was his strength. Do you retain your joy and rejoicing if things begin to fail in your life? Have you allowed sickness or something else to decrease your faith level? If you maintain a 10 on your faith scale you'll have less time to focus on the pain.
Sing: Faith can move mountains, mountains of fear and of doubt, faith can move mountains, so why don't you try your faith out.

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