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Life as it is 27 july 2016
By Lucas T. Mudau
Hello my friends and thank you for making time to read this exciting column. I really hope that you still get inspired each time you read it. I hope that this article still changes you life one way or the other. This is the most important thing to me, that your life is impacted by this article.Turn with me to the book of Luke 22:32, which reads as follows,» I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.»
Can you say this prayer with me? « FATHER GOD, I pray that my faith will not fail me when I am put to the test. Help me to resist doubt and fear so that my foundation will be built solidly in Christ and therefore will not crumble. Enable me to be a person who strengthens the faith of others because my faith in You is so strong.»
From the scripture we just read, we learn that, faith build on the foundation of Christ is unbreakable. On what foundation is your faith built on? You cannot mix doubt and faith in one basket. I spoke to one lady this past Monday. I asked her how was her weekend and boy oh boy, I got a very long answer. The answer ranged from the complaint of how cold it was, to how they didn›t have enough food in the house. I then asked her if she felt any pain in her body. She said no. I asked her if she slept on the streets, she said no.
What was the lesson here? It was that we must stop complaining a lot and become grateful and contempt with what we have. As much as it is very difficult to please a human being. In other words, we need to activate our faith that God will provide for our tomorrow. He knows our needs even before we ask. Once your faith in the Lord is strengthened then you will be able to deal with whatever challenge you face in your life. But to reach that level takes growth. As with babies, your faith needs to grow so that you can learn to rely on the Lord even more.
And lastly we read that once you receive the gift of faith, then you should be able to help others so that they can grow as well and be strengthened.
May God help you and guide your steps as you seek his wisdom and understanding.
Till next article, God willing
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