Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ya' Sink 'r Swim-2nd of 5 Tips On Stay'n Tha' Course (repost)

Surv'l Tip #2 Stay'n Tha' Course (repost)

When Your Faith Wav'rs & Ya' Feel Like Bait

So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there', and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you."

In case your just join'n us, in review so far, Surv'l Tip #1 was: While Tha' Tide Rises 'n Falls 'Round Ya' Feet - our focus must be on Jesus 'n not of tha' world. Now tip #2.

Remember tha' story that ya' heard grow'n up about tha' tortoise 'n tha' hare? Here's how Mamma told it:

Arthur Rabbit was proud 'bout how fast he could run. He blabb'd it ta' ev'rone! Well, Henry Turtle got tir'd 'a hear'n it so, he ask'd Arthur 'bout rac'n him. Arthur fell ov'r laugh'n. All tha' other animals gather'd 'round. Tha' race began! Arthur sped past Henry. He look'd back 'n saw Henry sl-o-o-o-wly mak'n his way down tha' road. Arthur knew he was gonna' win so, he decid'd ta' take a rest und'r a shade tree. Meanwhile, Henry kept on walk'n. He did not stop 'til he cross'd tha' finish line. Tha' animals cheer'd, which woke up Arthur. He start'd ta' run but saw it was too late. By 'stay'n tha' course' 'n hav'n faith, Henry had won tha' race!

Our faith in God makes us strong! Faith brings us our:

1. Salvation - Romans 5:1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

2. Fullness of the Holy Spirit - Galatians 3:14 ...that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

3. Victory over the world - 1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world - our faith.

4. Victory over the devil - Ephesians 6:16 ...above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

Noah had great faith in God! Noah didn't know anyth'n 'bout build'n a boat. But he trust'd 'n had faith in God that He would give him what he need'd. Ev'rone thought that Noah was crazy but when tha' rain start'd pour'n down, I'll bet all those people scrambl'd try'n ta' get on tha' Ark. Noah obey'd God, stay'd tha' course, 'n receiv'd God's bless'ns.

Jesus stay'd tha' course when tha' devil tempt'd Him in tha' dessert. Jesus stay'd tha' course when tha' Pharisees tri'd ta' scare Him. Jesus stay'd tha' course when He paid in full tha' price for our sins, His life on tha' cross.

Are ya' stay'n tha' course that God has set for ya?

Someth'n ta' think 'bout: How are ya' keep'n ya' faith strong?

                                            Is your faith wav'rn?

                                            Do ya' have faith as a mustard seed?

Dear Lord, forgive us for be'n weak. I pray that you'll give us your strength ta' have child like faith. In tha' name 'a Jesus, amen.

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  1. Great post! I love how you get the message out! I hope you have a wonderful weekend... and Happy July 4th!
    Take care,

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