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Righteous by Faith, my Sunday Morning Sermon

a guy fishingGOOD MORNING!

I want to share something with you, that has helped ME for many years now. One day I was reading the bible (years ago) and I ran across the passage that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” By the Power of God’s spirit this passage changed my life! Why? Because, that day, I realized that no matter the outcome, no matter what happens, God is pleased when I am having Faith in Him about a situation. No more of this worrying, that I will look like a fool if I trusted Him, and a certain outcome did not happen fast enough, soon enough, or anything else.

“What if” you Trust God, with all of your Heart,” (the devil says) And you just look stupid, fall flat on your face, and do not get the outcome you were believing for?” One of satan’s favorite weapons, is to tell people they are going to look stupid if they “were wrong” If they were having faith about a situation. Who cares?

If I trust God, I will always have a good outcome. God told Sampson if he let anyone cut his hair, he would lose his strength. He Trusted God to help him gain back his strength, just so he could slay his enemies. This is old Testament, Pre-Jesus! Guess what? God gave him back his strength! Noah trusted God, (found Grace by believing for Grace) and got instructions how to save his whole household! Abraham Trusted God even when God said “I will destroy this city” by saying “Will you save the city, even for 10?” and he reasoned with God and I dare say, kind of argued with him! The book of James, Romans and this passage in Matthew mentions Abraham, which Jesus said we are the children of Abraham. (Made the Pharisees pretty mad, too!) Galatians 3:5-7New King James Version (NKJV) Books of Galatians:

Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?— just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”[ Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham.

SO if you are believing, and the outcome isn’t (right now) what you thought it would be, Rejoice! Keep Trusting! Keep having Faith! DEFY What you see and Believe for God’s best anyway! I can tell you this, God counts it as righteousness.  Therefore, you have already been blessed, the very moment you start believing! Isn’t it grand? You are the winner! You did not give up! You are having Faith in God! (and, he is pleased!!).

Who cares what anyone else thinks? With love and blessings! Laura Grace






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