Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Modern Day Samaritan Woman


Living on the Currency of Faith


All people have a measure of faith.


Whether we are believers, agnostics, atheists, babies, children, adults or aged we all have a measure of faith and it really doesn’t matter what we want to call it…at its very essence we live and function on this measure (currency) of faith.

Scripture confirms this in Romans 12:3 For by the grace [of God] given to me I say to every one of you not to think more highly of himself [and of his importance and ability] than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has apportioned to each a degree of faith [and a purpose designed for service]. AMP (Emphasis my own)

I am personally very thankful for this measure of faith which never runs out because without faith I would not have survived some of the things that have occurred in my life.



Faith tucks me into bed at night…


assuring me that my Maker is watching over me in a world where violence and destruction has become the norm. Revelation 2:10 “Fear nothing that you are about to suffer. Be aware that the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested [in your faith], and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful to the point of death [if you must die for your faith], and I will give you the crown [consisting] of life.” AMP



Faith wakes me up in the morning…


nudging me into the early morning air to face a new day with hope and expectation.

Faith carries me gently and consistently...


 during times of trial and troubles… comforting me in the knowledge that I will survive, I will overcome and I will be victorious despite all the evidence to the contrary. Romans 5:2 Through Him we also have access by faith into this [remarkable state of] grace in which we [firmly and safely and securely] stand. Let us rejoice in our hope and the confident assurance of [experiencing and enjoying] the glory of [our great] God [the manifestation of His excellence and power].” AMP (Emphasis my own)


Faith shoves me from behind...



 when boldness is called for, convincing me that I am able and quite capable to do that which requires courage and braveness.


Faith is a constant companion...


 during the mundane days when the steady rhythm of routine dulls the mind.


Faith is the strength.... 



I draw on during the times of busy-ness and activity that wears me down…


Faith is the instrument... 



by which I not only speak to my Maker but also hear when He speaks to me.

Faith is the transcriber... 



when I read the scriptures and internalize the promises and exhortations I read…


Faith is my prescription....


 in time of illness.Matthew 9:22But Jesus turning and seeing her said, “Take courage, daughter; your [personal trust and confident] faith [in Me] has made you well.” And at once the woman was [completely] healed.” AMP 

Faith is indeed for me.... 



the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].” AMP Hebrews 11:1. (Emphasis my own)

Faith is my life line.... 


to an eternal life reconciled to my Father and Saviour. Revelation 21:7He who overcomes [the world by adhering faithfully to Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior] will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.” AMP


Yes, I am very thankful for my portion of faith. It surely carries me through everything, accompanies me everywhere and helps me live my life in the safety net provided by my Father in Heaven.



Have you ever truly thought about your faith and how much you rely on it? Do so today. I’m certain you will find as I did that the gift of faith is truly a remarkable blessing bestowed on us from above.


*Hugs* till next time


Ariete