Wednesday, February 27, 2008

FAITH THE SOUL'S GREAT NEED

Faith begets courage,
Courage begets victory,
Faith without courage is kin to doubt.

Faith implies trust,
And it implies confidence.
Faith is reliance in truth,
It is belief in one's activity.

Faith is vigorous,
It is vital.
Faith comes not on crutches.
Faith overpowers evil,
And overcomes weakness.

Faith builds.

Faith yields not to defeat.
Faith heals wounded hearts and sick bodies.

Faith does not stoop to conquer,
It rises in full stature.
Faith need not trumpet its success,
Its deeds speak.

True faith is not egotistical,
Yet it is positive.

Faith remains young.
The armor of faith is not pierced
by shafts of fear.

Faith is belief and trust in God.
by everett wentworth hill

I had been a little down over my failure but I realized that I wasn't having the faith that I needed to accomplish my goal. As the poem says, "Faith begets courage, COURAGE BEGETS VICTORY." If we are going to have victory then we are going to have to show courage even when we seemly fail. If we believe in what we are doing and for whom we are doing it then we should have trust and confidence that He will see us through.

I think sometimes that my faith does come on crutches. It is then that I am weak. Faith builds us up because we know that our faith is in God. We cannot let fear of failure stop us. We must continue on in God's way and we can if we make His will our way.

PSALM 91:10-11
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

PHILIPPIANS 4:13
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

ROMANS 8:25
BUT IF WE HOPE FOR THAT WE SEE NOT, THEN DO WE WITH PATIENCE WAIT FOR IT.

1JOHN 4:4
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: BECAUSE GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD.

I pray for you as well as for myself victorious times ahead as we remember that "GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD. connie

4 comments:

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

Hi, Connie! I haven't had a chance to leave you a comment until now; but I have been praying for you, as you requested on my blog.

I am so glad that we have such a GREAT GOD to rely on. Our strength is definitely not enough to get us through each day.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Pam, Thank you so much for praying for me. He answered. Oh, what would we do without the strength we get daily from the Lord. No, my strength would not get me through the day, I have so little at times. love you, Pam. connie

Ready Maid said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL post!!! And since I'm a cellist, I'm clapping wildly. Now, please, please tell me how you got that music to play on your blog!!

Wow, am I glad I stopped by.

Rebecca

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Rebecca, If you will go back to my blog and look in the right hand column you will find the music playing if you click on it, it will take you to a site where it will tell you what to do. Just follow their directions and it is free. Have fun. So glad you came by also and come again often, you are welcome anytime. Thank you so much connie