Gratitude is the Key

faith-oswald-chambers-550x320SUNDAY WORD: Didn’t make it to church today but logged on to watch Bishop Jakes speak. Although I was late,but I think I got there just in time. He was preaching about something we all struggle with from time to time…Faith. I don’t think we consciously want to not have faith or believe, but under pressure we often find out selves struggling to hold on. At least I do, especially when one thing after the other pops up. It is said that when it rains it pours right?
Anyway the book of Luke tells the story about the Centurion’s servant that Christ just had to speak a word and he was healed. When the Centurion made his case for requesting Christ presence in the most humbling faithful manner, Luke 7: 9 tells us ” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.”
Remember Isreal is supposed to be God’s own people. The other instance in the bible when Jesus talked of such faith was with the Syrophoenician woman in Mark 7.
So then the key is faith. The key to everything is faith without an atom of doubt. The question now is, how do we maintain our faith no matter what? How do we shame the devil when all he wants is for us to give up?
I got it….GRATITUDE. The bibles says in all things GIVE THANKS!
Gratitude to God. Our attitude in the good and the bad unlocks the potency of God’s power. Plain and Simple.
After all Faith is the not believing things will work out BUT our attitude while we wait.
Did you also notice that those of greatest faith weren’t those in the church. I’m not saying that those in the church don’t have faith, just that sometimes those not so close to a situation( church pple) appreciate it the most.
Be Blessed
Unoma

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