Dr Norm's Mid-Week Faith Booster

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Allow God's Word to Grow Big in You

Posted By at Wednesday, October 26, 2011

As a minister, I often see little incidents that get blown out of proportion and people spend hours sifting through and climbing all over them.  The Apostle Paul refused to attach himself to anything that was negative.

In 2 Corinthians 6:9-10 he says As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

Now did you notice Paul did not say he was not sorrowful, but he did say he was always rejoicing.  Also he did not say he was not poor but he did say he was making many rich.  He did not say he had nothing but he did say he possessed all things

Too many people brood over their problems until they hatch out and they have a harvest of negatives. 

Do you really understand these words you are reading today?

The salvation that God gives can only be a good and perfect salvation because every gift from God is good and perfect because He is only good and perfect in His nature.  He cannot give anything He is not.

James 1;17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

God's plan was for us to be FREE 100% of the time as we walk in the Spirit by faith in His grace and His Word.  That releases our faith to live in His abundance and His supernatural supply.

The man who follows his natural senses will live in the limitation of those five natural senses because it always takes a spiritual answer for a natural problem.  God is only committed to His Word, not to you or your minister or your church. 

Jesus said in Matthew 4:4 Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Notice Jesus said we would LIVE not just EXIST by every word that is presently proceeding from God's mouth.

Today can you allow The Word of God to grow BIG inside you so you can experience all that God says you already have by His Holy Spirit?

Norman

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Getting Your Faith Activated

Posted By at Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I want to help you get your faith activated or made to come alive because in most people it has been lying dormant for many years. God gave the measure [Romans 12.3] to you through Jesus’ sacrifice and death at Calvary.

The challenge to you today is to take up your shield of faith and get back into the battle to retain what has been already been given to you.

Remember the fight of faith is not with the devil because he has already been defeated, but it is with your thinking and motivation to keep going and to stay in the victory God has already given you.

Your past can no longer speak to you of your sin and failure because it’s all under the blood of Jesus and has been cast into the sea of God’s forgetfulness never to be remembered any more.

You now live in the present and God is I AM.

God says right now you are:

Cleansed from all sin 1 John 1.17

More than a conqueror Romans 8.37

Able to do all things Philippians 4.13

Justified Romans 4.24-25

Sanctified 1 Corinthians 1.30

Righteousness 2 Corinthians 5.21

A living letter 2 Corinthians 3.2-3

Alive in Christ Jesus Galatians 2.20

A New Creation 2 Corinthians 5.17

A partaker of His Divine nature 2 Peter 1.4

Blessed with all spiritual blessings Ephesians 1.3

The temple of Holy Spirit 1 Corinthians 3.16

Free from Satan’s authority Colossians 1.13

Dead to sin Romans 6.6

Victorious 2 Corinthians 2.14

Strong Psalm 27.1

Healed 1 Peter 2.24

A joint Heir with Jesus Romans 8.17

RIGHT NOW God says all this and much more about you if you are born again and living for Him. So start to enjoy it all by using your faith in God’s Word.

Norman

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Moving Up

Posted By at Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Whoever makes an honest attempt to do what God’s Word has taught him to do, that person, James says, “will be blessed in what he does.” We get to move up not by meditation alone, but by movement also.

Our conscience is a cautionary faculty that warns us when we’re about to violate our principles. It was given to restrain us. But sometimes we need to be stimulated, and our conscience should do that also. It should move us to act in ways that are consistent with our principles.

Often, however, we fail to act. Afraid of making a mistake, so we do nothing, and consequently, we learn nothing. By failing to act on the best of our present understanding, we forfeit the opportunity to grow in that.

Improvement is the result of examining what we’ve done. The more we do, the more we have a chance to improve.

But if we wait to do anything until we think we can get it exactly right, we’ll probably do very little. Perfect conditions for action rarely present themselves, and the person who waits for them is wasting valuable time. Eccles 11.4 “He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap”

In this fallen world, we have to go ahead and do the best we can. Spiritual growth has more than one dimension. On the one hand, it requires that we eschew [avoid] evil. But on the other, it requires that we do the good we know to do, and then learn to do even better. 2 Peter 3.17-18  “You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ . . .”

Maturity comes from actions carefully considered beforehand and then carefully evaluated afterwards. Renewal is the principle and the process that empowers us to move on an upward spiral of growth and change, of continuous improvement. Moving along the upward spiral requires us to learn, commit, and do on increasingly higher plane.

Norman