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what is faith?

We say we have faith. We believe in God.

What does this even mean?

Faith is a gift from God. Much like muscles in the body, it requires engagement for effectiveness.

We say we trust in God alone...but our actions belie our hypocrisy. We say he is good but prefer our own appetites.

We say He is our God, we are purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ.

Why are we still so afraid? Why do we not see evidence of this faith we profess?

Perhaps we are withholding something. Hm?

He doesn't withhold faith...we are all given it. It's effectiveness in our lives depends on the frequency we engage it and the fuel we take in.

So why do we see ourselves as separate of Him? If we acknowledge He alone is the answer for the mind, the spirit and the body, then why in reality are we putting our confidence in human knowledge of the body and drugs, instead of The Healer?

Have you noticed the theme of "control" in our modern world of medicine?
Birth "control". Pain "management". Labor "management".

While this may be the "age of information" it is also the age of overwhelming fear. Do you want real power? Step outside of the box. As a child of God, it is my inheritance to be without fear and capable of opting out of any fear I'm invited to, with power, love and sound mind.

Everything we think we have control over is an illusion--for in effect it is controlling us using fear.

If my body is His servant, why do I need to fear for any disease or sickness or pain?

I sense in myself that every fear I have regarding my body, its health and my food stems from my idea of responsibility for it. If I can trust Him with abandon, the food I take reflects His goodness. If I can trust Him with full confidence, no sickness is a threat to me. If I can trust His kindness to guard what He has made and bought, I cannot indulge my own desires without confrontation.

I don't need to apply this for it to land. If sick, for His glory. If in pain, for His glory. If well, for His glory. If pregnant, for His glory. If hungry, for His glory. If full, for His glory. 

In all things, confidence in God's ownership of my person takes away all fear.

"I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength." Ephesians 4:11-14


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