Protect Your Faith
February 15, 2020 (Post #27)
(From Journal #2: August 15, 2005)
Back in May I began to visit another church. Our regular church added an early service, so I go to one church at 8:00 with John the other at 10:00 by myself. While I love our church, the pastor and the people, there’s really no teaching on faith or healing. To be frank, the pastor couldn’t really pray for me in faith that God wants me healed. There were too many “ifs” in the prayer. It just sort of negates the value of our faith having any role in what we receive. That’s not what I read in the Word? I do realize people of great faith don’t always survive, but Jesus clearly mentioned the role of faith in those He healed and those who did not receive healing.
Yesterday, the pastor’s wife at the new church caught me as I was leaving and I told her I can now come regularly. I explained to her that spiritually the other church wasn’t helping me stand in faith for healing. She told me she’d written down something the Lord had given her a few days before and now she realized it was meant for me. She took a piece of paper out of her Bible and when she read it, it astounded me! Then she said, “Girl, the Lord really loves you.” Thank you, Jesus! This is what You told her:
“This is an exercise of faith. You have to protect your faith from doubt and unbelief. Words and thoughts are the most powerful weapons for or against your faith. It means having to separate yourself from doubt and unbelief UNTO thoughts and words of faith in what you read, watch and hear… including the people you associate with. Be yoked with people of like faith and you’ll witness the manifestation of your desires. Be yoked with unbelief and you risk the frustration of the postponement, or even unfulfilled desire. Your faith is precious. Don’t allow little foxes to steal it. Everything was made by the God-kind of faith, and it’s a gift from your Father. It’s a mystery to the world and a treasure for the believer. Pray for all close-knit relationships and associations to be of faith and agreement, especially where your desires and needs are concerned. Because “if any two (agree)…it shall be done.”
Lord, thank You for this Word. Unbelief is contagious. I want to protect my faith.
Matthew 18:19: “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.”
John 11:40: Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?”
Mark 10:52: “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.
Mark 5:34: And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.”