Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Do you have Faith even when you're put to a test?

When a flower dies it dies because it does not have enough sun, water or soil, or it has too much. When a person loses their faith in Christ, it's because when they think of their story or when they lose a best friend or a close family member they think God is punishing them for something. So, they give up on their faith.

I've been in that situation where I had lost someone I loved dearly and asked God "why? Why did you take them away?"
I know some of you question God.

However, why is it that when we have a tough question you go to a family member or a friend? The answer is because we just want an answer or we do not think God is smart enough to solve it. That is when we lose our faith, and we die spiritually.

When we have found our faith in CHRIST, then we become alive again.

I got an E-mail from a friend a while back with a great story about faithfulness. Here it is.

One Sunday morning as the pastor stood at the podium talking about how God is always faithful to us and how we are not always faithful to him.
The congregation nodded and clapped in agreement during different parts of the sermon, But about half way through about ten to fifteen men came in at the same time wearing black suits and ski masks carrying guns.
One of the men said, "those of you who want to live better leave now, or we'll shoot."
Everyone in the congregation left except for about twenty to thirty people and the pastor who were ready to die for CHRIST.
After about twenty minutes, the men took off their ski masks. The same man who spoke earlier said to the preacher "there you go pastor, now you know who the faithful one are."

Even though this is not a real story would you stay or flee if guys in ski masks carrying guns came into your church and said they were going to kill you if you did not leave?

2 Timothy 2:11-13 says; if we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he can not disown himself.