Wednesday, December 16, 2015

"Three Attributes of Christian Faith"

“Three Attributes of Christian Faith”


Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.  For our heart rejoices in Him, because we trust in His holy name.  Let Your lovingkindness, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in You.          Psalm 33:20-22


Three attributes of the Christian faith are the abilities to:  WAIT, TRUST, and HOPE.  The Psalmist starts this verse saying; “our soul waits for the Lord;” Waiting can be one of the hardest things we do.  In this day and age, we are becoming more and more impatient to life’s demands, and therefore we produce, anxiety, frustration, being short tempered, and in some cases down-right ill-mannered.  These attributes are NOT part of the Christian faith.  Nonetheless, they develop in us when we refuse to WAIT. 


In the Christian faith, waiting is a fruit of the Spirit and an attribute that God wants us to have.  It is the fruit of being LONGSUFFERING, the ability to possess ‘staying-power,’ in whatever situation we might be.  We, as TRUE believers, need to practice WAITING. 


Now WAITING produces another attribute of the Christian faith, and that is; TRUSTING.  When we are able to WAIT, then we are able to TRUST in God for whatever we are anticipating.  We have the assurance of His lovingkindness and divine intervention.  WAITING and TRUSTING goes hand and hand, and helps us to grow or mature in our faith.  They are evidences of our FAITH in the One True Living God. 


WAITING and TRUSTING exemplifies the HOPE we have in God’s AMAZING GRACE, to provide ALL that is needed to give us our eternal inheritance. 


These attributes of the Christian faith must be practiced and put to use, in order to strengthen our faith and to help us be a strong witness to a hopelessly lost and dying world.   Our witness is the one HOPE that God uses to reach those who are lost, and dying in their sins.  So let these three attributes exemplify your faith in God to a lost and dying world.


If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are a part of this hopelessly lost and dying world, and are destined to spend ALL eternity in a wretched, miserable, painful, place known as HELL.  You NOW have the opportunity to change that destination, by:  CONFESSING your sins to God, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and receive the ability to WAIT, TRUST, and HOPE, and be the witness that God desires you to be.  Do it NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!




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