Dr Norm's Mid-Week Faith Booster

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Be Like Abraham

Posted By at Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Word of God tells us in Romans 4:17 that Abraham believed God before he had the evidence of what he was believing for. He like God called things, which were not; as though they were, and ultimately, he saw God’s blessings in his life.

How do be like Abraham and enjoy the blessings, as he did?

•               Call yourself blessed. If God says you are blessed, so you are! Speak to yourself the way God’s Word speaks to you. You may not look like it, you may not feel like it, but God’s Word is the truth no matter what you can see or how you feel.

•               Get God’s Word into your spirit. Study and meditate on the Word of God until nothing can shake it. Don’t focus on negative circumstances - it’s all about your attitude and your mindset! Control your thoughts and choose to have “the mind of Christ” as 1 Cor. 2:16 says.

•               Refuse to let it go! No mater what the circumstances look like, believe the Word and refuse to let go of the truth. Stick with it, lock onto it and don’t let it go! Ultimately, you will live in victory and walk in the blessing God has planned for your life.

 

If you would like a 2 CD series on GROWING AND DEVELOPING AS A CHRISTIAN just write to me. The set costs $10 in an album and I will pay the postage. We have just completed this 2-week series with our Wednesday night Bible Study group.

Have a wonderful week.

Norman

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Can You Wait on the Lord?

Posted By at Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Proverbs 30:18-19 18 There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:

19 The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.

These verses from Proverbs state that there are four things that are very wonderful, and yet, mysterious:

1.      How an eagle flies,

2.      How a serpent slithers,

3.      How a ship sails,

4.      How a man and woman are attracted to one another.

Solomon respected these observations by Agur and included them in his own book. We all wonder at times why things are the way they are.

The only and final answer is that God created them to act this way. God's creation is truly amazing and we can learn many things by observing it.

Looking at the eagle, it is an amazing bird, not only in the way it flies, but also in it’s other characteristics, as well. It is a bird that mounts up on wind currents to soar and fly in the heights. Storms create the best wind drafts, so it flies the best, when the winds are contrary.

The Bible uses the eagle to describe overcoming Christians, because we can also fly above any storm of life by mounting up in the presence of God.

Isaiah 40:28-31: 28 Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding.

29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:

31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

This is one of my favourite Scriptures. I have claimed it many times, to be able to complete the given task, or when I have been so weary that I even thought I could not go on. The Lord has never failed to give me the strength that I have needed, when I ask Him in faith to help me.

This Scripture states that those who "wait upon the Lord" shall renew their strength.

So what does it mean to "wait upon the Lord?"

Certainly, the first application of this would be to wait upon Him to show us what to do; however, there is also another application to the meaning.

When we dine in a restaurant, a waiter comes to our table to serve us or wait on us. When we are committed to serving God, then we are waiting on Him; therefore, we will be given the strength for the task He has given us to do. Even the young men, who do not know the Lord, will not have the strength that we are given, when we obey Christ's commands.

Norman

 

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He is Able!

Posted By at Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I was looking at this phrase He is able and thought you might enjoy this short study!

Daniel 3.17 The God we serve He is able to deliver us.

2 Cor 9.8 God is able to make all grace abound toward you.

Heb 2.18 He is able to aid those who are tempted

Heb 7.25 Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

Jude 24 Now unto Him who is able to keep you stumbling

Philippians 3:21 according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.

Ephesians 4:20 Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.

His power is at work in you right now.

It is the same power that calmed the storm on the Sea of Galilee when Jesus spoke to the wind and the waves.

It is the same power that caused Lazarus to come out of the tomb even though he was bound by grave clothes.

It is the same power that healed the blind and the lame on the hillsides of Judea.

It is the same power that raised Christ from the tomb in spite of the fact that His body had been lacerated, tortured and all his bones were out of joint just three days before.

  • He is ABLE
  • He is ABLE to do
  • He is ABLE to do exceeding
  • He is ABLE to do exceeding abundantly
  • He is ABLE to do exceeding abundantly above and beyond
  • He is ABLE to do exceeding abundantly above and beyond all we can ask
  • He is ABLE to do exceeding abundantly above and beyond all we can ask or think
  • He is ABLE to do exceeding abundantly above and beyond all we can ask or think, pray or imagine

God is able to do all this according to the power that is right now at work in each of us who believe Him!

His enabling power is in His Word so when you speak His Word in faith you release His power to achieve what it is you need because He is able. 

If you would like a 2 CD series on Angels and a 2 CD series on Psalm 91 just write to me. The sets cost $10 each in an album and I will pay the postage. 

Have a wonderful week.

Norman