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Memory Monday – Week 30

As humans in this fast paced world we are always looking forward to what is next. Whether  we just woke up and are thinking about our morning plans or it is 5 pm and we are thinking about what to make for dinner, the next thought we have or step we take always places us in the future. So, what do we use in the material world to get from point A to point B? Our eyes. But, what about the spiritual world? How are we supposed to get from point A to point B?

It takes FAITH.

Just as our eyes get us from Point A to point B in the material world, faith gets us from point A to point B in the spiritual world. It’s what helps us when our eyes can’t see, our ears can’t hear, our nose can’t smell and our tongue can’t taste.

The definition of faith is complete trust or confidence in someone or something. This isn’t partial trust, but complete and absolute trust. There is no room for doubt and there is no room for hesitancies. Just as our eyes produce complete evidence of visible things, faith produces complete evidence of spiritual things.

Faith is having belief beyond reason. It’s showing qualities of certainty and sureness. When we can trust God’s character – that He is who He says He is, we can have faith in His promises – that He will do what He says He will do.  When we live by faith, it’s relying on God’s word and His character, instead of what all of our natural circumstances are dictating. There is no physical explanation for it, but that is where the spirit intercedes. It takes our willingness to trust for faith to manifest.

The last part of this verse says ‘of things hoped for and certain of what we can’t see’. Would faith be necessary if we could see what we are hoping for? Of course not. It’s only a necessity when we don’t have what it is we are desiring. So when we have faith, does that mean we will receive the blessing we are hoping for right away? No, of course not. But it does position ourselves to receive the blessing when it’s in the right time.

What does this look like for us? Faith for us is trusting that the Lord will bless us with a baby, naturally. It means that although our circumstances tell us that it’s impossible, doctors have told us it’s impossible and others have told us it’s impossible, we continue to remain steadfast, having faith in the true author of life and the promises in His word.

I encourage you to get rid of all your doubts, fears, anxieties and lack of trust. Stop putting your faith in the most recent doctor’s appointment you had or how your body feels today. Take time to spend time with the Lord and focus on His promises. I believe if we TRULY comprehended who Jesus is, then trust and faith in Him would never be an issue. Stop looking at the situation around you and instead fix your eyes on the Lord, the author of all the promises. He is the one who died for you so you can live and walk in complete freedom and faith in every one of His promises.

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11 Comments
  • Aubrey
    Posted at 06:32h, 25 November Reply

    Love love love this!

  • Emily (eatloveprocreate.blogspot.com)
    Posted at 09:00h, 25 November Reply

    Another much needed reminder from you today Caroline. Trying my best to put faith in God and not let each subsequent doctors appointment dictate how much hope we have. Of course, I am hoping for a good report at our next appointment, and I’m praying that my body is responding the way it’s supposed to be, but at the end of the day I know He’s the one with the power to provide that perfect environment and that He decides when it’s time. Focusing on ANYTHING other than us and “our circumstances” right now is the goal at hand, so focus on Him we will!

  • Kasey
    Posted at 09:23h, 25 November Reply

    Always always always have to remain faith! You guys are such a strong example of remaining faithful! Love this!

  • Elisha
    Posted at 09:45h, 25 November Reply

    Amen girl! You hit the nail on the head 🙂 If we wait to believe in the promises of God AFTER we see physical evidence then it isn’t called faith. The bible says that we only receive God’s promises through faith and patience. Without faith we can’t please God. This is one of my favorite verses and it’s in my kitchen right next to the coffee pot…it’s a reminder to me each and every single morning that today I choose to walk by faith and not sight. xoxoxoxo

  • dspence
    Posted at 10:15h, 25 November Reply

    Amen!! I love the idea of living in a constant state of expectancy – that God will do what he says He will do!

  • Kari
    Posted at 17:50h, 25 November Reply

    I needed this gentle reminder this afternoon. I’ve been so sad the past few days as I mentally and emotionally prepare for to see a new doctor. This post really spoke to me. You’re such an inspiration! Thank you!

  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 21:15h, 25 November Reply

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  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 21:17h, 25 November Reply

    God is bigger than any doctor, medicine, or human comprehension. Joining together with you in faith and praying for confidence in the character of your God!

  • Finley
    Posted at 03:14h, 26 November Reply

    It sure is. Needing to stop turning for quick answers is hard and its where I think I find it in the every day “stuff”. Needing faith back in my heart to completely trust in the Lord – to just turn, without hesitation and put all hope in Him. Thanking you for your continued wise words lovely lady!

  • Hilary
    Posted at 06:56h, 26 November Reply

    you are so right.. without faith we have nothing…

  • Elizabeth
    Posted at 15:32h, 26 November Reply

    Hey Caroline, I love your faith! I have a question and maybe I just haven’t been following your blog long enough and you shared it previously, but I would love to hear the story of when God revealed to you that you would conceive naturally. I don’t feel like God promised us that, so we wait to hear what steps He is calling us to, whether adoption again, treatment or waiting. There was a moment when He revealed to us a verse about our house having children so we believe Him for that. We’ve just never been promised how they would get here. 🙂
    But I know you believe God has just called you to wait for natural conception and I would just love to hear how He revealed that to you. I love hearing stories of God speaking so clearly to His believers and I find them so encouraging. I 100% believe God will do what He says He will do, so what a blessing to see God make that promise and then to fulfill that promise will be such a testimony of Gods faithfulness!

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