Knowledge Plus Action Equal Power 05-02-22

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Let’s all praise to God for who He is, God all by Himself. I was sitting waiting for inspiration for the message when the following question dropped into my spirit; how is your faith these days? Read the complete message before you answer that question.

Today’s Prayer

Father, I was just listening to some birds sing outside my window, feeling the very cool and gentle breeze, looking at the tender leaf buds on trees that are getting ready to burst forth in the springtime that we have before us, and smelling the fresh scent of rain in the cloudy sky. I thought of how raindrops are like the Holy Spirit. I know it may sound crazy at first, But clear drops of rain, falling from the sky bring living water and refreshment to the earth. in the same way, the Holy Spirit comes down from heaven to bring living power and refreshment to Christians. Thank You Father for sending the Comforter to be with us, to guide and convict us, to give us the power to live a life that is pleasing to You, to “seal us until the day of redemption.” We want to tap into that power and live life to the fullest, in the plan You have for us. Help us please and Thank You. In Jesus’ wonderful name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Knowledge plus Action equals Power

For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith. Hebrews 4:2

The bible tells us that the people of Israel were called out of the bondage of Egyptian slavery. God said they would be brought out of 400 years of slavery so that they might worship Him. God desired to bring them into a place of milk and honey – the Promised Land. Yet that generation never entered into the Promised Land. Why? They never took what they knew in their head and transferred it to their heart. Finally, it never resulted in actions that were based on what they believed.

When I was a young Christian I heard an illustration of what belief and faith looked like when combined. If you were a trapeze artist and were skilled at walking across tightropes over high places, you might even be willing to walk across Niagara Falls. In fact, you would have confidence that you could because you have seen your abilities as a trapeze artist. However, if you asked someone if you could push them in a wheelbarrow across Niagara Falls, you would be challenging them to put their beliefs into action. This requires faith, participation, and risk, which, until now, was based only on mental agreement.

The writer of Hebrews is telling us that if we believe God but do not enter in to those promises, we are like the man who chooses not to get into the wheelbarrow. If we don’t act on our beliefs, then we remain in the desert like the people of Israel who never received God’s promises. They didn’t combine what they knew in their head with a faith that was put into action.

My question to you today is has God spoken to your spirit about an area in your life that requires a step of faith? Let God provide the courage and the knowledge to act in faith on what you believe. Take some time today and meditate on what you have just read. You will find out a lot about the amount of faith you really have and your faith has POWER.

Quote of the Day

Faith is not a storm cellar to which men and women can flee for refuge from the storms of life. It is, instead, an inner force that gives them the strength to face those storms and their consequences with serenity of spirit. ~Sam J. Ervin, Jr.~ 





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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