“Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable,
and receives the impossible.”
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
I’m excited to check in with you because God has brought about this blog through some supernatural events. And that’s how I chose the topic of strengthening your faith.
Then when I was writing to you, suddenly the Lord released an unexpected prophetic word for you. So my friend, here we go.
I don’t remember ever reading this verse, “If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.” ~ Isaiah 7. I saw it for the first time, that I can recall, 10 days ago.
Then a week later, after a sun scorched day, I decided to battle the night without air-conditioning. My upstairs room was a sauna and finally I switched on my audio bible starting at Psalm one.
Several hours later I woke up at the exact moment the bible reader was saying, “If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.”
That’s why I’m talking to you about this today. This verse in Isaiah 7 was part of a prophecy from the Lord to a leader in a season of unrest.
Standing Firm in Unrest
Most of us can relate to a season of unrest. Our usual busy lives have been indefinitely interrupted. Disrupted. And even afflicted.
God points to an option amid unrest. And that option is your faith.
The reality is everyone is putting their faith in something or someone. You’ve tucked your belief in your retirement, your family, your intellect, your good looks etc. You’ve put it somewhere and you plan to stand on it.
The Lord says, put your faith in Me. Get up and stand on it. Adding if you don’t stand there you aren’t going to be able to stand at all.
So, if this is true we might need to do some housecleaning. Clear out some distractions. And take a look at where our feet are. It’s homework time with God.
I am not going to dive into the details of all of that. Each one of us carry our issues and tug along our security blankets. Jesus is our teacher and He will show you and I what we need to see. So let’s ask Him.
For now I am going to share a few practical things you can do to strengthen your faith. And after that there is a prophetic word for you.
How You can Strengthen Your Faith
The time to strengthen anything, your body, your mind, your relationships, your faith is BEFORE you need it.
And it’s already too late for some of us but it’s still okay. However, listen up my friend because it is not business as usual on planet earth and it’s time to get to work.
1. Your focus. Get it right. Fix your eyes on Jesus. Everything else is dying. Grab your head and take charge of where your eyes are looking (sooner is better than later). See Hebrews 12:2
2. Get in God’s word everyday. Daily. Make it a habit. A nonnegotiable. Read the Proverb of the day. Grab a Psalm. Take in one of the Bible stories, as your bedtime story. Do it. You can. You must.
3. Which mountain will you move?
Someone once said, “if you aim at nothing, you hit nothing.” You have to have targets for your faith. Those targets can be for yourself, your family and then you should have something outside yourself and your family. You should have a focus in your nation where you want to see a mountain move. And also for another country God stirs your focus for. Identify your mountains. And do this as you are taking time with God in prayer, in case He wants to tell you something new.
4. Give yourself to God 100%. Take time to fully dedicate your life and story to God and His eternal purposes for you.
A Prophetic Word: Your Faith Activated
“You can move a mountain through a mustard seed of faith. Do not hide your mustard seed but dig out room for it, in the God sized assignments I have for you. What mountains are you facing now? What towering obstacles are before those you love? Are you concerned about the job market? Or the pandemic? Or the multitudes of dear souls who have not found their resting place in Me?
Press into Me says the Lord, begin to seek, ask, knock. For My promise is that you will find and receive and the door will be opened to you.
If you have been in the good fight of faith for awhile and you are weary, ask Me to renew your strength. For it is not by might nor by your own power but it is by My Spirit that you see My kingdom come.
Remember that love never fails. Allow the compassion I place in your heart to be your compass. There is even a place for you to stand up in the boat and command the storm to be still, so lift up your voice in these times.
I have exploits for you in this season. Mighty deeds of power, some big and some small that all declare My glory and reveal the helping countenance of the King who reigns forever and ever.” ~ Amen.
“However, when the Son of Man comes,
will he find faith on the earth?”
~ Jesus (Luke 18:8)
Scriptures used in the prophetic word:
Matthew 7:7-12; Mark 4:35-41; Zechariah 4:6
Let’s fight the good fight of faith ~
It’s one of the only fights worth fighting.
1. Excellent Bible websites you can use:
- Bible Gateway: https://www.biblegateway.com
- Bible Hub: https://biblehub.com
2. The Aaronic blessing sung by Jonathon Cahn
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I have been reflecting on faith and your word is so timely
Such power, first thing in the morning! What shall I do, Lord, where shallI go for you today? Here am I!
Two pages of notes from just a few paragraphs. Thank you, Kathleen, for my direction today.
Blessings Sharon, you are so right, the Lord gives us an incredible opportunity every single day. May He surprise you with His goodness. Thanks for writing in.
FAITH!!!! What an important topic and sooooooooooo very timely and needed!!! Many thanks, Kathleen, for these very encouraging thoughts and meaningful words today, as I truly needed that. May God continue to bless you and your daughters in this crazy world we live in today that Revival will come through our land!!!
Thank you Marilyn for writing and sharing your heart. Yes, it is a crazy world but I am so grateful God sits securely on His throne. I was super blessed by Psalm 93 yesterday, check it out. And I am standing with you 110% for revival in our land.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this word. As little as 2 weeks ago I spoke to my priest sharing with him that the fear was creeping in that I was losing my faith. It was quite unsettling as I have always had what I thought was a strong faith in Him. 3 of my 4 sons are not practicing their faith at the present and although I pray for their return it weighs heavily on my heart The scripture references reminded me that I am to look up and as I seek the Lord He will be and is present for me. I am going to bed anticipating a goods nights sleep surrounded by His love and presence Can’t do better than that eh? Thinking also that God never leaves me and in the times I am not sensing His presence could it be I have left Him? I think so. Shalom and blessings You have a beautiful ministry
which I have been a part of for a very long time going back to when your husband was alive. God is good. Shalom
Blessings Noreen, thank you for sharing your heart. My pray for you is from on of my favorite New Testament verses:
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”Rom.15:13
Amazing that you’ve been with me for so long, thank you very much! Sending you hugs into your day as you fight the good fight of faith that is before you.
Thank you, I receive His blessing and ask Him to bless you as well.
His Name be praised forever.
This is such an amazing a perfect word for me today! Thank you. I feel God’s love and presence through your obedient words. Just what I needed. Thankful for you and your ministry.
Thank you Lauralyn for your encouragement. May the Lord strengthen you, give you peace and insight in all your opportunities to impact others.
Thank you, Kathleen, for this word. It spoke directly to my heart.
I have homework to do now! God bless You!
Aw, Ellen, thank you for your honesty. May you feel His Presence right next to you when you do your homework. And may blessings be poured over your head and through your life to a thirsty world.
Thank you so much for this powerful word. God has been speaking to me lately that I am putting my trust in the things the world sees as success – fame, career, looks, relationships (not dating anyone right now), my health, etc. Also have been praying for some health breakthroughs for years (13 years), that I am finally believing God can heal, for I think the first time.
I am praying for stronger faith and will put these tips into practice.
Thank you for your equipping and encouragement. Blessings to you!
P.S. I am reading through your Warrior Arise devotional and it is truly impacting my life.
Thank you Michelle for your transparent and vulnerable testimony. I think so many of us can relate to your words. I stand with you in faith as you arise to meet Jesus in your health challenges.
I am blessed to hear that Warrior Arise is strengthening you.
May God surprise you with His goodness.