Guest Posts

A Slow Leak

30days Today’s guest post is from Allison Cain, speaker and author of several books, including 30 Days in Zechariah

Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Psalm 90:2 NIV

I was thinking…

It’s interesting how we believe what the newspapers and internet say but question what the Bible says. It’s sad how quickly we will dismiss what the Bible says because the world has changed since it was written. I think the landscape has changed, but I don’t think they human heart has changed one bit. I don’t think Satan’s desire to deceive us and lead us astray and into sin has changed. I don’t think our God has changed – nor His mighty promises.

Think about it.

This week will you join me in pondering what it is we don’t buy into about God’s word? What is it that you question? What would you ask an angel of the Lord right now if given the opportunity? What don’t you trust? Where is your faith lacking?

It isn’t easy, but these are important questions for each of us to answer. If we don’t face the weak, leaky spots, they will continue to grow bigger and bigger until they overtake all of our faith. It’s like a slow rot. It takes courage and strength to look inside our hearts and see what is there, but when we do – when we face the question, fear, or uncertainty and ask God to change it into a stronger faith and trust in Him, He honors that.

It may not happen over night, but He will honor your desire to trust and follow Him. If asked, He will gladly help us overcome idols and the things of this world.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34 NIV

When you discover the hole in your faith: 1) take it to God in prayer 2) look in your Bible or ask a pastor or friend for some verses that reaffirm God’s promise you are questioning 3) write out those verses on cards and place them around your home, office, car or school 4) read them over and over and continue to pray throughout the month 5) keep a journal on your phone or on paper about how God is showing you His glory, victory and truth.

How is He opening your eyes and heart and growing you closer to Him? We would love to hear about what the hole in your faith is, the verses you discover bring you strength and your journey to a stronger faith and trust in God. Consider sharing them here if you feel led to do so.

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever.Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1-3 NIV

Father, we ask you to search our hearts for anything that is getting in the way of knowing you, believing you, loving you and serving you. To some it may be obvious, but others are struggling to pin point what the obstacle is. Please reveal it today and give us the strength and courage to place it on the alter before you so that we can move forward in our relationship with You. In Christ’s Name, Amen.

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