Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Life Group Notes! So Timely!

February 29 - Defeating Doubt

[For Abraham, human reason for] hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been promised, So  [numberless] shall your descendants be.   He did not weaken in faith when he considered the [utter] impotence of his own body, which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or [when he considered] the barrenness of Sarah’s [deadened] womb.   No unbelief  or  distrust made him waver  (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong  and  was empowered by faith as he gave praise  and  glory to God,  Fully satisfied  and  assured that God was able  and  mighty to keep His word  and  to do what He had promised.  That is why his faith was credited to him as righteousness (right standing with God).  But [the words], It was credited to him, were written not for his sake alone,  But [they were written] for our sakes too. [Righteousness, standing acceptable to God] will be granted  and  credited to us also who believe in (trust in, adhere to, and rely on) God, Who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, (Romans 4:18-24 AMP)

And the effect of righteousness will be peace [internal and external], and the result of righteousness will be quietness and confident trust forever. (Isaiah 32:17 AMP)

All we have to believe is that God has got an answer even when we don't see it. Double blessings for your former trouble!

When you have a new problem remember the victories you had in the past. 

Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me  and  be disquieted within me? Hope in God  and  wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, my Help and my God. (Psalm 42:5 AMP)

For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow  and  destruction of strongholds, (2 Corinthians 10:4 AMP)

Praise and service is a spiritual weapon...not losing your focus and keep being a blessing to others..don't sit home and nurse your wounds..but get out there and be a blessing. 

Before you get promoted you're gonna have to pass some tests.

The prophet who has a dream, let him tell his dream; but he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat [for nourishment]? says the Lord. (Jeremiah 23:28 AMP)

Speak life. Feed your faith not your doubt.

We have to get rid of the lazy passive apathetic attitude and put on a bold victorious attitude that is from God. 

For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow  and  destruction of strongholds,  [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments  and theories  and  reasonings and every proud  and  lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought  and  purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One), (2 Corinthians 10:4, 5 AMP)

Praise = telling a story of what God has done and giving a voice to what we are thankful to God for.

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