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March 18, 2019

 

Ever Wondered Why?

My Dear Friend,

     Ever wondered why you respond to some stormy trials with confidence in Christ and others with doubt, anxiety, even panic?

     It may be because your obedience was consistent when one trial hit and missing in action when the other came. Remember, Bible meditation alone will not sustain our faith. The tree of faith - however well watered by the Word - thrives only in the soil of consistent obedience. Steady obedience grows and strengthens faith's roots; steady disobedience disturbs and weakens them.

     Stay prepared for "Count it all joy" moments (James 1:2-4) by keeping your roots in place and your heart steadily nourished by the Word and Spirit of God. Consistently trust Christ and steadily obey Him, or in His words, "abide." "If you abide in me and my words abide in you..." (John 15:7).

     If you haven't been abiding lately, confess it and repent. Begin a new pattern of consistent trust and wholehearted obedience today and your roots will begin to take hold and grow again and the strength of your God-confidence will return like Samson's hair.

     Then the next time our Father permits Satan to storm into your life hoping to uproot your confidence in Christ, you'll be ready. And God will use that very storm for His own purposes: to more deeply root, purity, strengthen, and mature your faith! Instead of being extirpated, your faith will be edified!

     You will not shake or stumble or fret or worry or pray panic prayers or foolishly question why God let all those waves and winds fill your circumstances and threaten to ruin your day's Galilee crossing. You'll simply quietly pray about the matter, commit it to God, thank Him for answering, offer Him praise, and go your way in God, doing the next duty as unto Him.

     Your roots will remain strong and the tree of your faith will stand firm, grow, and thrive in God-confidence - and show others how to keep their roots in place.

Strengthening my roots,

Greg Hinnant
Greg Hinnant Ministries

       Greg Hinnant Ministries
PO Box 788, High Point, NC 27261
1-336-882-1645