Faith for today
Updated: Jan 1, 2021
While recently being ‘stuck at home’ I was watching the series on Disney+ called ‘Mandalorian’ and was quite taken with the baby Yoda!
In the word of God it says in Matthew 19:14 (NIV) – ‘Jesus said, ‘let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these’
While watching the first few sessions in season 1 you find out that although baby Yoda is actually 50 years old in his species form (still a baby) you then discover that even at that age he still has amazing abilities….
Again the word of God say in Luke 18:17 (AMP) – ‘…I assure you …whoever does not receive the kingdom of God (with faith and humility) like a child will not enter it at all’
So I guess it has given me cause to ask myself – do I have the faith to believe God for greater things like I did when I was younger (as a child) or have I just given up because of what life has dealt me???
In March 2008 when away at a Christian Conference in Sydney, they emphasised the scripture of Hosea chapter 2 - the verses that really spoke to me were 14 & 15 from the Amplified bible;
14Therefore, behold, I will allure her [Israel] and bring her into the wilderness, and I will speak tenderly and to her heart. 15There I will give her her vineyards and make the Valley of Achor [troubling] to be for her a door of hope and expectation. And she shall sing there and respond as in the days of her youth and as at the time when she came up out of the land of Egypt. The part I love in verse 15 says, “to be for her a door of HOPE and expectation and she shall sing there and respond as in the days of her youth”. That part of God giving me a door of HOPE, a way out just strikes a chord within me for more of Him and then when it follows on to say “and she shall sing there and respond as in the days of her youth” is just so inspiring. I don’t know about you but when I was 10 years old and at school, I was such an upfront child, Class Captain, House Sports Captain and the list went on. I was the orchestrater of things that needed organising and had no qualms of just getting up there and doing it. But then as I got older and situations would knock me down and placed me in arenas of “I am a no body, and I can’t do it”. These circumstances then started to rule who I felt I was in God and it was so wrong. When I read that scripture and it says “and she shall sing there and respond as in the days of her youth” I so understood what that meant, especially for me and how much God so wants for us to be all He made us to be, especially in Him. Not listening to what the enemy says we are but who we are in God. I so had a freedom when I was 10 that did not inhibit me, and I so understood the sense of singing from my spirit because I certainly did not have that as I grew older. I have had to learn that again and do it with the Lord walking along side of me, helping me each step of the way. But the bottom line has been my willingness to surrender to Him in all He has asked of me. Extract from book 'Door of Hope' by Kim Stanfield **********
In short, God desires even greater things from us now, if we have the faith to believe for them! It has made me realise even more that I don’t want to miss out on anything God has for me, even in my older age. I want to be more available, more productive and an even greater blessing to those I love and am around every day. How much faith do you have for the needs you are facing today? Let’s give it to God in PRAYER and believe in faith for God to step in and make a difference.