Faith is the source of life within you that enables you to do more than you think is possible. Difficulty comes when you lose sight of me which causes your faith, in things unseen, to become ever so difficult and almost impossible. The security of the possession of faith, only the size of a mustard seed, is a God given process because it grows to a measure of 30, 60 or a 100 fold. What determines your return is how you cultivate the portion that is given to you. Nurturing faith requires turning your entire soul, mind and strength to me in total dependency. It is an act of the will, a choice of the mind and heart to continue to believe, even when the answers you seek don’t appear when you expect, or how you expect.
It’s best to never forget my thoughts are not your own and my ways are always higher than yours. It’s doesn’t mean all is lost and your faith is worthless. In your dependence upon me, I teach you more about being my co-heir than you could learn on your own. Not everyone receives the same measure of faith. So, not everyone can depend on me in the same way or with the same intensity. It’s a matter of just simply trusting me with the assignment of faith, or the seed of faith, apportioned to those who truly want to know what a co-heir of Christ is meant to be in my big family. Each one has a unique place for the skills and abilities I impart through my Holy Spirit.
Therefore, think it not strange when your faith is tried by fiery trials because you know it is more precious than gold. I esteem your faith regardless of the return it may bring. What I long for is your total dependence upon me for all you need. It is better to learn this now and become prepared for what lies just ahead. A time of fear because of natural calamities is yet to arrive. No prayer will change, stop, or weaken what has been determined thousands of years ago in my written word, the Holy Bible. Let the faith you have endure through the end of the world. Let it have its work in you so that you can present yourself as a pure and spotless bride who awaits the glorious day of my return when I gather up my Bride.
1 Peter 1:7 (Passion Translation) But these only reveal the sterling core of your faith, which is far more valuable than gold that perishes, for even gold is refined by fire. Your authentic faith will result in even more praise, glory, and honor when Jesus the Anointed One is revealed.