Category: faith quotes

Relationships are the bedrock of life. In a very real sense, everything rises and falls on relationship. When I was young, my family was not rich. We did not get expensive gifts for birthdays or Christmas. But we had a lot of family time, family outings and so on. My mother gave us healthy food and made sure our stomachs were full. I secretly wished I was rich like some of my cousins, who had better things than we did. But at the time, I did not understand relationships were all that mattered. Nowadays, parents want to spend more time by themselves, either on their phones or at work. They compensate by giving expensive gifts to their children. We must never allow things to take the place of relationships. Be in good relationship with people God has blessed us with, our families, our parents, our colleagues and those around us and ultimately life is about relationship with God and being reconciled to Him through His Son Jesus. Romans 12:18,  "If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.“

Psalm 78:19‘ Can God really spread a table in the wilderness?’This is the question the Israelites asked even after God did so many miracles in the wilderness for them. God delivered them out of the hand of the Pharaoh, defeated his army, split the Red sea and many many more. But whenever there was a lack or a trial, doubt arose in their minds and they started fretting and murmuring. Doubt in what God can and will do for us, will rob us of our confidence in Him. Don’t question His faithfulness, regardless of how difficult things may be. God is able. The Lord can do more than you could ever ask or think in your situation. Trust Him completely.

King Jehoshaphat and his men were in a desert without any water for themselves or for their animals and thought they would die. The king cried out to God for mercy and, this is what the Lord said, “You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water.” (2 Kings 3:17) In other words God was saying, “I will give you what you need, not in the way you think, but in My own way.” Sometimes, God gives no hints– no wind or clouds to let us know that the water is coming. He only asks, “Do you trust Me?” To whom are we looking to? Who is our source? God is telling us, “I’ll supply your need, but not in the way you think.” Today, you are in a dilemma – even a situation of your own making – don’t be afraid to call on the Lord with a sincere heart. Wait for Him to answer. Don’t worry about how God will do it. He’ll do it!

James 2:22
‘You see, his (Abraham’s) faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete.’
Faith and actions work together to bring about God’s purposes. Without faith, we cannot please God.
Without actions, we cannot achieve what the Lord has destined for us to achieve. Be filled with faith and let that faith inspire you to do what He tells you to do.
PRAYER: Lord, it is my desire that my life would bring You praise and honour. I choose to do more than just believe, I choose to obey Your leading and in this way be all You intended me to be. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

1 John 1:5 ‘The Lord is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.’We should never doubt the Lord’s goodness towards us. Even if we are going through difficult times, His goodness remains. There is no darkness in Him at all, so let go of the mistaken tone of distrust.  Reject every unwarranted suspicion regarding His faithfulness and believe that is He is always good and always righteous.
PRAYER: Lord, You are my light and my salvation. I will trust and not be afraid. I will believe that You are good and that there is ‘no darkness’ in You. In Jesus’ Name,  Amen.

“Your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:5)
When the Lord gives us a promise and when we step out on it in faith, we will see God doing things on our behalf. The priests, who carried the Ark of the Covenant into the Jordan River, saw God performing great wonders when they obeyed His instruction. They didn’t just stand there and stare at the water waiting for it to pile up on its own. Instead, they stepped into the water which was at flood stage. Immediately the water began to pile up and they crossed over on dry ground. Does God do miracles even now? What God promised the Israelites He did for them, and what He has promised you and me He will do for us. If we step out in faith, God will work on our behalf.

1 Timothy 1:19 ‘Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear.’
Our faith in Jesus is the one thing that will carry us through the storms of life. We should hold on to our faith and cling to it with every fibre of our being. The Word tells us that without faith it is impossible to please the Lord. So, let’s always do the right thing and believe in Him and put our faith and trust in Him ALONE!
PRAYER: Lord, I desire to pass the tests in life and not to fail or be shipwrecked along the way. I choose to remain confident in You and to cling to You, Jesus. Amen.

1 Timothy 1:19 ‘Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear.’
Our faith in Jesus is the one thing that will carry us through the storms of life. We should hold on to our faith and cling to it with every fibre of our being. The Word tells us that without faith it is impossible to please the Lord. So, let’s always do the right thing and believe in Him and put our faith and trust in Him ALONE!
PRAYER: Lord, I desire to pass the tests in life and not to fail or be shipwrecked along the way. I choose to remain confident in You and to cling to You, Jesus. Amen.

Galatians 3:6 ‘Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.’
Taking God at His word is what faith is all about. His Word is the final authority. Abraham believed even though what was promised was impossible. Has God promised you something? Keep holding on to the Lord and His promises – keep believing! When you do so, God counts you as righteous.

PRAYER: Lord, thank You that I can trust and believe Your every word. I choose to believe, regardless of what I may see with my natural eyes. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Why don’t things turn out the way I want? Why do I have to be the one to suffer when everyone around me are seemingly happy? Sometimes, we wish we could write our own story! Maybe, today nothing makes sense in your life. Everything seems to be just a heap of ashes. But our God makes beauty out of ashes. He can use your broken life to bring healing and hope to someone who is going through similar paths. Oh that we would trust Him even if the twists and turns never make sense this side of heaven. That’s what trusting God is all about. The dark places are simply opportunities to trust that God knows best and He can write a better story, more than you can ask or think.