Weak faith considers what can be seen, staggers in unbelief, neglects praise, and is only partially persuaded. Strong faith, however, ignores what can be seen, walks confidently, gives God all the glory, and is fully persuaded! It never doubts God’s promises or His ability to perform them! Let’s be strong!
“And being not weak in faith, he (Abraham) considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, He was able also to perform.” Hebrews 4:19-21
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Some of the most noted women in the Bible made the biggest impact because they lived as if they were “not their own.” They sacrificed their reputations and lives to see God’s will performed through them. Queen Esther risked the king’s knowledge of her nationality and went before him without permission though it could cost her life. Ruth left behind everything she knew to faithfully follow her mother-in-law to a religion and land not belonging to her. Mary lay down her reputation to see the Savior born into the world, risking slander and even stoning. Each one of these women, selfless and dedicated to the plan of God, made history. They were key players in saving a nation and carrying on the lineage of the Messiah. They will not be forgotten . . . especially not by the One who assigned them “for such a time as this.” Will we be one of them?
This is the true mentality of a prince and princess. They spend more time raising up people around them rather than worrying about their own significance. They already know who they are inside, which enables them to become selfless and give out more than they receive. – The Supernatural Ways of Royalty (book by Bill Johnson and Kris Vallotton)