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Faith Filled Friday

Friday, January 12th, 2018


Happy New Year, friends! Thank you in advance for taking time and joining
me for Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power and Faith Filled Friday with Trench
Classes United. Grab a warm cup of coffee and come sit with me.

We are just days into the New Year, a time for new beginnings, and today I want to share a
new perspective on a familiar verse. God opened up this verse in a way I’ve never looked at
before. Take a look at this verse with me….

Luke 17:6 New Living Translation (NLT)

6  The Lord answered, “If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you
could say to this mulberry tree, ‘May you be uprooted and be planted in the
sea,’ and it would obey you!
Now see where it says, “’if’” you had faith”… “…you could say to this
mulberry tree, ‘May you be uprooted and be planted in the sea,’ and it would
obey you”!

That begs this question: Are we speaking with faith over our circumstances,
for example, a new job, finances, marriage, or our children? I know I try to,
but if I’m honest with myself, and you, I usually let the situations or my
emotions cloud out all of Gods truth that He has so perfectly ready for me.
Our lives get so busy, and unknowingly we let the enemy sink his teeth into
our faith with all his lies. Yet, God gave us His perfect word to sustain us
through our days. However, I didn’t realize that I was needing to do more
than just read my word but to also speak His word over me, my family, and
my friends.

As we start to speak Gods truth out loud over us, we are covered with His
perfect truth, and it’s much more difficult for the enemy’s lies to penetrate
our emotions and sink deep into us. I was floored as I read this verse with a
new pair of heavenly eyes.

Let’s take a look at how John Courson sees it. He writes: “How did God make
the world? He spoke it into existence. So, too, Jesus altered the course of
the world and eternity when he spoke… “Waves be still” (Mark 4:39),
“Lazarus, come forth” (John 11:43), “It is Finished” (John 19:30).
John also reminds us that we also speak our individual worlds into existence
and alter the course with our words. This is confirmed in ” Joshua 1:8 New
King James Version (NKJV)
“8  This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall
meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all
that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then
you will have good success.”

WOW!! Wasn’t that powerful?
So when we are faced with doubt or fear, let’s speak Gods word over these
emotions and put them into check with God’s word. There are so many
powerful reminders in His word that we can speak into ourselves and our
world!

Let me leave you with this powerful example: Matthew 6:31-34

31  “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we
wear?’  32  These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33  Seek the Kingdom of God [a]  above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. 34  “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

WOW! I am in awe of our Great Abba, and how great His love is for us. Jesus knew just how hard it would be for us, and so, He left us His perfect truth to read, meditate and speak over ourselves, our families and friends. Don’t forget when you’re having a hard or bad day to ask God for a verse, He knows just what you need, and when you get it, faithfully speak it over yourself and your situation and let Gods perfect truth work for good for you.

Love,

Ashley