July 3, 2012

Quote of the Week

"Faith is not conjuring up, through an act of your will, a sense of certainty that something is going to happen.

No, it is recognizing God's promise as an actual fact, believing it is true, rejoicing in the knowledge of the truth, and then simply resting because God said it."                                                                                                     A.B. Simpson

This quote meant so much to me. We are often fooled by the world's definition of faith... "through an act of your will" We hear it everyday in the media, in self-help books, through motivational speakers, Talk TV has been teaching it for years, but it's a lie.  We are not God.

Real faith is taking God at His Word. Trusting Him. It has nothing to do with us. He alone is the great I AM. His promises are true and we can rest in Him and rejoice in it!

"Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!" Psalm 105:3

"Love...rejoices in the truth" 1 Cor. 13:6

6 comments:

  1. Whenever my faith is tested I put it in God's hands and I feel renewed. Actually it is when I turn to God the most because I look to His strength to keep me strong.
    I am following you from the Mom's Best Nest Hop and hope you follow back.
    Jillian
    http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love what you said and the qoute as well!

    Have a lovely day!

    Liuba

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  3. I just dropped by to visit your blog and I am happy I did. I liked the quote and the thoughts. Very inspiring and having trust in our Heavenly Father's plan is so important. My favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6.
    Loved this one!
    Living Waters @ http://lgwilliams.blogspot.com

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    1. That verse in Proverbs is one of my favorites too. Thanks for coming by and commenting! : )

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