Friday, February 17, 2012

it's time to believe!

if you're in a place at all like the one i'm in. or in a completely different place.
heck, if you're in any place at all, you need to hear this.

this sermon just rocked my world!

"it's time to believe", friends, in the Lord God who doesn't want to inflict sickness or pain on you but Who wants to give you much more than you deserve. stop asking for small prayers that you yourself could earn and start asking for things that only He can do!
it's time to believe for more than we deserve! it's time to believe that God has amazing, good plans for us! it's time to believe that God is a good God! it's time to believe for miracles!

i hope this message fires you up. encourages you. challenges you. enlightens you!

the character of God is not one of wrath or disappointment, but of love, grace, and abundant blessings!

It was not through the law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. For if those who depend on the law are heirs, faith means nothing and the promise is worthless, because the law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.

Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.” The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
[romans 4:13-25]

see more from chelsea smith at the city church, seattle, here.

1 comment:

  1. great word!
    when you do all things by faith, I really believe a billion doors and opportunities come up BECAUSE our eyes are opened.
    unbelief/fear blinds us and slows us down from living out our destinies!

    thanks for sharing :)


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