Alpharetta/Johns Creek/Duluth CPA…Are You Living in Faith?
You know the more I study Elijah the more envious I become of his faith. There are four obvious qualities he had that we all should try to develop in order to reach the level of faith that we desire. They are WITHOUT QUESTION, NO HESITATION, RECOGNIZING OPPORTUNITY, AND BOLDNESS.
I have a problem in knowing when God is speaking to me or if it just my wishful thinking. Elijah never seemed to have that problem. He knew when god was speaking to him. Whether it was prophesying or ministering, he never questioned God’s motives. His faith was so great that he knew if God was telling him to do something it was best for the greater cause and far beyond his ability to fathom God’s plans.
Elijah also acted on God’s commands with any hesitation. Regardless what the ramifications of his actions or circumstances God was putting him in, his faith that God was using him for the greater purpose was more important and he knew by his faith the Lord would be with him at all times. I can only pray for such faith.
You know the opportunity to minister to other is often right in front of us and we do not recognize it or if we do the opportunity has passed. Elijah always recognized his opportunities moved immediately to instill the Word of God in those who had never been exposed to the Lord or to bolster the faith in those who may need their faith revitalized. God presents us with these opportunities all the time but many times we either fail to recognize them or are not willing to take the time to do God’s work at the time. We should never pass on those opportunities and ask God for the strength, courage, and the right words to say when the opportunity arises. Finally, Elijah always moved on God’s direction with boldness. Whether marching into a kings throne room and warning them of their evil doings and the ramifications thereof or challenging those who threaten to take his life and the hundreds of worshipers of false gods. He knew by his faith that he had already won the challenge even before it started.
When you have true faith you cannot be a person sitting on the fence. You have to make a decision. Do you choose to be a slave of the worldly gods of materialism, power, position and so on, or do you choose to follow the Lord and build your Heavenly Treasures. As the Bible says, you cannot serve two masters. You either choose the worldly desires which lead to evil therefore permanent residence in Hell or choose the Lord’s path and receive your just rewards in His Kingdom. Sitting on the fence may seem to be safe but by doing so you are denying God. Have the faith of Elijah and move without question, hesitation, recognize the opportunities to serve and be bold in your actions. Praise the Lord!
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