Exercise faith.

Faith is not rewarded until it is exercised. The bountiful riches of faith after it is exercised comes so unexpectedly to the dependent soul who dares to trust God.

Faith is easier when one recognizes their utmost need of the Supernatural.  Trial sings an almost beautiful song when God shines through the storm and brings forth the most glorious of rainbows.

Eddie and I sat in the court room completely anxious, but at peace.  I watched from the back of the room as the judge walked in.  Eddie sat beside our lawyer who had become such a gift from the Lord; across the room sat a person who God had used as a tool to stretch us beyond our wildest imagination.  The proceedings began.  I cannot tell you the depth of despair I had been endured the previous year. Eddie and I had felt abandoned, blessed, strong, weak, desperate, and favored all in the same year.  Each day on the calendar seemed to bring on a new challenge or blessing.  We knew not what it brought — we just knew that Jesus must be the center of it.

A couple of days before this court date, I was getting ready for church with my kids.  I had been in heavy prayer and was waiting expectantly for God to do something.  I felt heavy in my spirit that the Spirit of God was ready to move in our situation, so I was ready.  As I got my kids dressed, fed, and cleaned up, a small voice inside my head said, “Pack a bag.”  I nearly said out loud, “What?”  I went on fussing with my kids.  A few minutes later, the voice came once again, “Pack a bag.”  So, I considered doing just that because of the strength of the directive.  However, the kids were nuts and I decided to head to church instead. After church, Eddie received a phone call about a serious situation involving his mother and, since his mother lived 500 miles away, I knew why the Holy Spirit had prompted me to pack a bag.  We went immediately home, packed up, and headed to Eddie’s hometown.

When we got there, God immediately and quickly started answering prayers.  Prayers that we had been praying for months.  Prayers that no one except the Lord knew were even uttered in our minds.  God answered one of those prayers that day in the courtroom.

There we all sat.  My heart was beating so rapidly that I thought for sure I was going to pass out.  The time it took the policeman to read information about the case seemed to take an hour.  Then, the judge spoke, all of us listening intently to what he said.  I had prayed for this man constantly over the past year.  I had been tormented with the urgent need to pray for him and this moment that we knew was coming.  When he spoke, he asked a question of the opposition’s attorney.  Something like, “Did you file your paperwork?”  I was a little caught off guard by this question.  The attorney said, “Yes, I did, but because the numbers for this case were so close to another case, I filed the wrong paperwork.”  All I could think was, “What does that mean???”  The judge replied, “Then you are not here, you are at this moment just a bystander to this case and I will not hear your answer.”  The deflated opposing attorney took her seat and sat quietly.

We immediately won the victory.  Our attorney explained that the opposing lawyer had been practicing law for 20 years and there was no reason for her to file a different case number —  except for a miracle.

Faith.  God honors it only when it’s exercised.  Eddie and I had been specifically called to do a certain task.  We were very young (and still are), but God asked us to do something that was extremely difficult.  We didn’t know how it was going to turn out, but we knew that we had heard from the Lord.  Accepting the call caused great trial in our lives, but I can tell you today that if it wasn’t for that season in our life, I wouldn’t be sitting here today leading The Blush Network.  God richly blessed our small amount of faith.

Hebrews 11:6

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is the REWARDER OF THOSE WHO SEEK HIM.

In my life, faith has been a factor.  I will not live my life without experiencing the Might of the Almighty. You, my sweet reader, have no access to His blessing or unlocking His power until you exercise faith.

Prayer Perspective


I cannot tell you how many times I have prayed.  There are days that I will spend almost the whole day with my mind constantly caught up in prayer.  We have big problems on earth, don’t we?  My husband and I have been through some rough things at the young ages that we are and if it were not for my relationship with God, I would have given up.  I have lived some very desperate situations, and the only thing that has turned those impossibilities into miracles has been prayer.  Why, sweet ladies, do we have such a hard time devoting time to it.  We have heard of great men and women accomplishing so much by prayer!  We all know the stories, yet we cannot quiet ourselves for a few minutes to talk to God.  I cannot tell you the amount of people that I personally have counseled with that come to me for help and when I ask them if they have prayed about their situation the answer is no. If that is you today and you are seeking counsel from someone let me give you some advice that could change your life.  Before you seek mans opinion seek Gods first.

 

Yesterday, I was in my study of Revelation and had a huge God moment that I want to share with you.  I hope this is a perspective that you might not have thought of.  I know I had not until yesterday.

 

Revelation 5:8 says,

When he had take the book, the four living creature and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the PRAYERS OF THE SAINTS.

 

Now, let me explain. The book of Revelation in the Bible was written by John, and John was standing in the throne room of the Almighty God.  He was watching the four creatures that surround the throne along with the twenty four elders that surround the throne bowing down before God.  In their hands were a harp and a golden bowl that holds the prayers of the saints.

 

When I read this verse, it did something to me.  I think often times we don’t pray because we think it doesn’t matter, or our prayers aren’t that important.  All the while, sweet girl, there are beings in heaven that are collecting them in the throne room of God.  Not one prayer is left behind.  They act as aroma for God Himself.  What a beautiful picture that is when you think about all the prayers that you have prayed being so important that they are placed in golden bowls, and fumigating the throne room of God.

 

I don’t know what your situation is today, but your prayers are valued.  They are heard.  They are making a difference.  They are making such a difference they are giving an aroma in heaven. Don’t cheat yourself of a miracle by not taking the time to pray.  It will change your situation, you just have to do it.