Friday, May 15, 2020

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 15 May 2020

Faith And Courage
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.(Isaiah 40:28-31)

Today’s Morsel:  When I first joined the Army, it was hard for me to believe that a few pieces of nylon cord could support a 250-pound man in the air.  But once you test it and try it, you see that it can, and you build your faith and trust in it.  Why is it that one person can have faith and courage, and another doesn’t?  How could Joshua and Caleb have faith and courage in God’s ability and the other ten spies didn’t?  The answer usually lies in not believing what you hear or testing what you need to use.  True faith and courage are like a kite, opposing winds raise it higher.  You see, fear, anxiety, oppression, and worry should push your faith and courage off the charts.  Even scriptures tell us, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” (Isaiah 41:10)  Paul said in reference to the children of Israel, “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.(Hebrews 4:2)  Faith comes by hearing but it stands in the power and demonstration of the spirit.

Sing:  Faith can move mountains, mountains of fear and of doubt.  Faith can move mountains, so why don’t you try your faith out.

Thought For Today:  True faith and courage are like a kite, opposing wind raises it higher.

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