"Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water'." (John 7:38)

"Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual." (1Cor. 2:12-13)


Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Humility Of Faith

True faith expresses itself when we are obedient to God's word regardless of the consequences. Surrender will be our first course of action before catering to the insatiable human desire to address a situation from our own logic and resourcefulness for the sake of self preservation. This will, however, create within our mind's understanding, a great defeat as we forfeit our energies, humbling every fiber of our own strength that by default, desires to rationalize our emotions. We have now welcomed the work of the Holy Spirit within us, that He may also work through us toward others involved as well.

The burden of this responsibility is then effectively removed from us, and in time, we will discover that our humility is all that God has desired of us. Though fears and anxieties are inevitable due to the foreign body we've been clothed with, this begins the walk of faith that ultimately discovers the peace that Jesus speaks of, as we submit to Him.

Our surrender by no means discounts our participation with the truths we discern during this time. They are for the purpose of bringing us to an awareness of the work that God desires to accomplish; exposing those things which compete for our intimacy with Jesus and prepares our heart for the Holy Spirit to address them, thus affording a deeper understanding in which to pray more effectively through them.


"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid."  (John 14:27)

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