Mark 9:23 (NKJV) All things are possible to him that believeth.
The “all things” do not always come simply for the asking, for the reason that God is ever seeking to teach us the way of Faith, and in our training in the faith life there must be room for the trial of faith, the discipline of faith, the patience of faith, the courage of faith, and often many stages are passed before we really realize what is the end of faith, namely, the victory of faith. Did you know there is a process to your faith?
Real moral fibre is developed through discipline of faith. You have made your request of God, but the answer does not come. What are you to do? Or what are you doing now?
Keep on believing God’s Word; never be moved away from it by what you see or feel, and as you stand steady, enlarged power and experience is being developed. The fact of looking at the apparent contradiction as to God’s Word and being unmoved from your position of faith will make you stronger.
Often God delays purposely, and the delay is just as much an answer to your Prayers as is the fulfillment when it comes.
Point to ponder- In the lives of all the great Bible characters, God worked this way. Abraham, Moses and Elijah were not great in the beginning, but were made great through the discipline of their faith, and only thus were they fitted for the positions to which God had called them. No amount of persecution tries like such experiences as these. When God has spoken of His purpose to do, and yet the days go on and He does not do it, that is truly hard; but it is a discipline of faith that will bring us into a knowledge of God which would otherwise be impossible.
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Pastor James Baker, Jr.