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0227-Overcoming the Perfect Storm 克服完美风暴

Mark 4:40 (NKJV) But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?”Jesus expected the disciples to have faith in His word which is “let us cross over to the other side”. Jesus has the same kind of expectation of us, but the challenge is many people have not really taken time to listen to His instruction specifically regarding the will for their lives. Thus, we cannot be asking God, “Don’t you care?” over certain matters if He has not been the one who has instructed us to do it.

Remember the faith of the Centurion who asked Jesus to just say the word and His servant will be healed. Jesus mentioned that He had never seen such GREAT FAITH not even in Israel. The Centurion believed in the power of the spoken word by the Son of God, because it carries authority to perform what was spoken. Likewise, the disciples could also have just taken Jesus’ word for it. Therefore, one should put faith in the word that God has promised us personally because it is His Word that is given to us which gives substance to our faith. The KEY is to seek God to give us a word during the consecration prayer and the reading of His word to have our faith anchor in it as we walk out His will for our lives.

1 John 5:14-15 (NKJV) Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

Confidence and Faith are synonymous, because it is believing in the character of God to honor what He has promised that led us in our decision making.

Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Therefore, faith is produced the moment we are confident that we have a gotten a word from God through a book, chapter and verse that He has spoken to us personally regarding His plan and purpose for us.

If you have consecrated your life to God and are walking in His will, then this crisis is temporal. We are not moved nor shaken by the crisis or circumstances because all these will pass in due time but the promises of God still stand although we do not see it yet. Faith is built on what He has spoken to us and we believe, although we have not seen it manifested in the natural yet. We are confident that He hears our prayers whenever we meet a crisis during the process of walking out His will for us. We petition for His help during a crisis while walking in His perfect will for us.

Therefore, if you have sought the face of God and are certain that you are walking in the perfect will of God, then stand firm in your faith and press on! You will have the breakthrough despite the current crisis because the perfect storm will not last forever!

Sermon Series: Experiencing God – Is Our Faith in God Still Relevant Today


克服完美风暴

马太福音4:40 耶稣对他们说:「为什么胆怯?你们还没有信心吗?」

耶稣期盼门徒对祂的话语有信心,就是“我们渡到那边去吧”。耶稣对我们有也有同样的期望,但问题是许多人并没有真正花时间去聆听祂的教导,特别是关乎对他们生命的旨意的教导。因此,我们不能在某些事情上问神,“你不管吗?” 如果不是祂指示我们这样做的话。

记得百夫长的信心,他求耶稣说一句话,仆人就必得医治。耶稣说,他从来没有见过如此大的信心,甚至乎在以色列。百夫长相信神的儿子所说的话的能力,因为祂的话带着执行的权柄。同样,门徒也可以相信耶稣的话。所以,我们要信靠神亲自应许我们的话,因为正是神给我们的话,使我们的信有了根据。关键是求神在我们祷告献祭和读神的话的时候给我们一句话,让我们的信心锚定在其中并行出神对我们生命的旨意。

约翰一书5:14-我们若照他的旨意求什么,他就听我们,这是我们向他所存坦然无惧的心。 既然知道他听我们一切所求的,就知道我们所求于他的,无不得着。

信赖和信心是同义词,因为这是相信神的品格,神会信守祂的应许,引导我们作出决定。信是所望之事的实底,是未见之事的确据。因此,当我们确信藉着一本书,一个章节从神那里得到了一句话,祂亲自告诉我们祂对我们的计划和目的,信心就油然而生。

你若已将生命分别为圣归与神,遵行他的旨意,这危机便是暂时的。我们不会因危机或环境而动摇或震动,因为这些事都会在适当的时候过去,尽管我们暂时没有看见但神的应许仍然长存。信心是建立在祂对我们所说的话之上,我们也相信,尽管我们还没有看到它在现实环境显现出来。我们相信,当我们行出祂为我们所立的旨意时,每当我们遇到危机,祂都会听我们的祷告。我们在危难中请求祂的帮助也同时走在祂完美的旨意当中。

因此,如果你已经寻求神的面并且确定自己是走在神绝对的旨意中,就坚定你的信仰,继续前进!尽管目前有危机,你终将有所突破,因为完美的风暴不会永远持续下去!

讲章系列:经历神 – 我们对神的信心在今日是否仍然有意义