Written by – Kim Johnson – immysister.org
One of the hardest lessons that I have had to learn, is standing still and having faith. In fact, this lesson I am still working on. Prior to now, practically all of my adult life has been filled with, ups and downs, highs and lows. If a thought entered my mind, I went with it; Man o man, how crazy is that. Fortunately for me now, I can see that I have had a blessed life, in spite of myself. And I thank God for being the ultimate parent, because, no matter WHAT! He still loved and adored me…But God!
So, as I write this blog my sisters, I wonder about your thoughts on standing still and having faith. I find that standing still is so hard to do. Standing still when faced with adversity. Standing still when your heart hurts. Standing still when you are grieving. Standing still when you are financially broke. Standing still in the face of bills needing to be paid. Standing still when you are sick. Standing still when you don’t know what to do. How can I willing just stand still when my life depends on me moving, how do I do this?
The bible tells us that in order to stand still, all we have to do is, “be alert. Be firm in the Christian faith and be courageous and strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13); and that, we can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us” (Philippians 4:13).
And that we also must have faith, say’s Jesus. In the Book of Matthew 17:20, He says, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move, nothing will be impossible for you.” Faith is a gift from God, and to have Faith, you must have a connection with Jesus Christ. Just by believing that He truly is listening, you have Faith! It’s that easy! Faith is very important, as everything that was done in the Bible was by Faith. We must read the Bible day and night, as it is very important in our “Faith” (Wilki).
I tell you my sisters, when we stand still and have faith in God, we can hear when the Lord is talking to us. We also will understand that no matter what we are going through, or faced with, that our Father will guide us through it and that we will be alright.
Sisters do you hear me! What are you going through?
Chery, F. (2017). Standing Firm. Bible Reasons.
Stanley, C. (2009). Life Principles. La Habra, CA: New American Standard Bible.
Wilki. (n.d.). How to Have Faith in Jesus. Retrieved November 1, 2017, from https://www.wikihow.com/Have-Faith-in-Jesus