Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The ONE Who Rewards Faith

In case you hadn't noticed, it's been very cold lately in our part of the world!

So, this post was written down on the farm, with a roaring fire in the woodstove!

The roaring fire seemed quite appropriate for this post,
because the more I thought about it,
the more I realized that faith seems to grow best when under fire!

The story of Daniel's three friends 
who faced the trial of being thrown into the fiery furnace 
would seem to back this theory up. 
The bravery of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
gives great witness to their faith in God as they said,
"Our God whom we serve
is able to deliver us from the fiery furnace."
...And they were delivered miraculously.
You can find their story HERE!

Believing God is real is one of the first steps of faith.
"It is impossible to please God without faith.
Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe God exists
and He rewards those who sincerely seek Him."

"If your faith is only as big as a mustard seed you can say to this mountain, 
‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. 
You will be able to do anything."

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Pamela said...

Your fire made me feel warm! At -22 it seems cold even though the house is warm.

Sometimes I have to say to myself "Oh you of little faith." So thankful for mustard seed faith!

Cathy Kennedy said...

The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego was always a favorite of mine as a child. It helped to instill in me what faith means. Believing in God is nothing less than blind trust that He does exist and that He hears our pleas, but I do more than anything! God's handiwork has been visible to me all of my life. Thank you for the beautiful reminder this cold winter morning of how our faith while under a fiery attack seems to glow brighter.

Jedidja said...

Deep thoughts. I think the stove is speaking / visual to this blog :-) Thanks for the link to the biblical story and the beautiful name on the rock