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Have you ever stood at a bus stop, airport or even a train station waiting for a vehicle of transportation to move you from one location to another? You would hold in your hand the schedule that would tell you where you should stand, what time to be there; and if the transport was going to be late there would be some kind of notification as to the anticipated time of arrival. Barring a major interruption you had a fairly accurate idea of when you would get to your destination.

Unfortunately we in the Christian world expect God to operate on that same type of format. Many Christians have walked away from their station of hope and expectancy because the Father did not stay on their time table. As difficult as it is to wait for any extended amount of time, Waiting is a BIG part of our relationship with our Heavenly Father...
On one particularly hard day as I meditated on the goodness of God, It was revealed to me how much my feelings were based on what I SEE instead of what I do not or cannot see. At first I was not sure what was be being revealed to me, and then I remembered the scripture in Hebrews that says, "Now faith IS the substances of things hoped for and the evidence of things NOT SEEN." (Hebrews 11:1-3 NKJV)
There is a story in the bible about a great man of faith named Abraham. Abraham and his wife Sarah left their families and even their country trusting the Lord at His word to bless them and make them a great nation. In Genesis chapter seventeen the Lord appeared to him when he was ninety-nine years old and told him that his wife Sarah was going to have a baby boy the following year. She would be ninety and he would be one hundred years old. Abraham fell on his face and laughed. Although he was a man of faith, this sounded ridiculous to him. In chapter eighteen...
Hebrews 11: 6 (NIV) says; "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." So first of all we have faith, and then we must believe, but what is that?

The online YOURDictionary.com portrays the word, "faith" is a noun, as "unquestioning belief that does not require proof or evidence, unquestioning belief in God, religious tenets, etc., and complete trust, confidence, or reliance." 
...This deep sense hasn't left me and this phrase has been going over and over in my head "out of the box and out of the boat."

The Lord is calling His people to a deeper level of trust right now. He is asking His people to move in new directions, to step out into areas that are way past comfort zones, to lay things down, to step out into new things, but they are things that are completely unexpected.
On one particularly hard day as I meditated on the goodness of God, It was revealed to me how much my feelings were based on what I SEE instead of what I do not or cannot see. At first I was not sure what was be being revealed to me, and then I remembered the scripture in Hebrews that says, Now faith IS the substances of things hoped for and the evidence of things NOT SEEN. (Hebrews 11:1-3 NKJV)
But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired. Isaiah 40: 31 (AMP) The key words here are "wait" and "shall".

According to Merriam-Webster the word "shall" as a verb, has meanings which include;
-used to say that something is expected to happen in the future-used to express a command or exhortation ...
Today the world is filled with confusion and fear. But our heavenly Father says to us, "There is No Place for Fear Here." We posted this article last year, but I feel we must share it again because there are those of you whi did not see it..."Fear is the spirit that comes with unbelief. Peace comes with our believing in what the Father says. Isaiah 23 says, "I will keep you in perfect peace who's mind is stayed on me because you trust in me." The spirit of fear comes from believing what the enemy of our soul, (aka Ole stupid) tells us. What he says TO us, is the direct opposite of what our Heavenly Father says ABOUT us.
Fear is the spirit that comes with unbelief. Peace comes with our believing in what the Father says. Isaiah 23 says, "I will keep you in perfect peace who's mind is stayed on me because you trust in me." The spirit of fear comes from believing what the enemy of our soul, (aka Ole stupid) tells us. What he says to us is the direct opposite of what our Heavenly Father says about us.

When we listen to his lies we are taking into our selves his spirit of darkness, That is why after eating the forbidden fruit, Adam and Eve tried to cover themselves. They felt fear and shame even though they had not changed at all, but saw themselves through the filter of Satan's lies. His spirit of darkness was like a dark veil over their spiritual eyes, and they could no longer see that they still were the creation of almighty God.
In my last article I said that I had accepted Christ as my Savior at the age of six. I spent most of my young life within the four walls of the small Pentecostal church my father pastored in Pleasant Grove Texas. We weren't charismatic, we were Pentecostal. Anyone who has been in the "church" for any length of time will understand what I am talking about. My father became sick with cancer and left this earthly realm to be with His Lord in 1968. Needless to say it was a crushing blow to his family, (me) as well as anyone connected to him. During his illness we had many many prayer meetings in our church and in the little parsonage that was next door to the church. We didn't understand, why was he sick?
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