"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1
Would you like to be unshakable in your faith?
King David knew about faith in God, he knew by Divine revelation what it took to please God, and what the requirements were to become unshakable.
Psalm 15:1-5 "LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman, who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD, who keeps his oath even when it hurts, who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken."
Who may live with God and in his house?
John 14:23 "Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me."
Requirements: He whose walk is blameless
1 Thessalonians 5:23 "And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."
He who is righteous
Romans 3:21-24 "But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
He who speaks the truth with sincerity
Ephesians 4:15 "But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:"
He who controls his tongue
James 3:8 "But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison."
He who loves his neighbor
Luke 10:29-37 "But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise."
He who keeps good company
1 Corinthians 15:53 "For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality."
He who keeps his word
2 Corinthians 1:20 "For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us."
He who cares for the needy
Lev 25:35-37 "And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee. Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee. Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase."
He who loves justice
Matthew 23:23 "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone."
Results: Unshakable faith!
Cindy is a Believer, author, counselor, ordained minister, and lover of books. She actually owns over 3,000 books! She has authored 13 books, numerous articles, and blogs. Cindy's books are available on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and CindyHyde.com. She lives in Nacogdoches, TX with her husband Michael and their way too spoiled fur-baby Quincy. Connect with her on her website cindyhyde.com, @cindyhyde, or Facebook.com/cindylhyde. Please leave her a comment.
Why not you?
Because you don't think you know enough? Well learn what you need to! The Lord will teach you.
Not you because you don't have enough money? Well work and save it up or just trust God to provide.
For every excuse you give me I can give you a solution and a viable one at that.
My point to all this is that you need to stop being your own worst enemy! If God is calling you to do something, stop making excuses, stop listening to the enemy, and stop listening to yourself come up with all the reasons why you can't. Stop it today.
Remove the self-limiting beliefs you hold about yourself.
Define your strengths and weaknesses but don't dwell on the weaknesses you cannot do anything about. We all have them. Learn to embrace and work with what you have to start with.
Start where you are and move forward.
See what is in front of you as a challenge, not a roadblock.
Move forward. Today!
You ask Who Me? Why me? My response is why not you?
Cindy Hyde, MAEd specializes in soul care. She is an author, teacher, Ordained Minister, Pastoral Counselor, Professional Life Coach, wife, mother, grandmother and CEO/Founder of The East Texas Healing Center (a hospital for the soul).