Looking Through the Faith Filter

 

At times I have approached the Word of God—whether reading, hearing, or studying it—feeling fearful. I feared I could never do enough or that maybe I couldn’t please God or that I would find that I was a hopeless failure. That kind of thinking interfered with the benefit or growth I might have had.

But fear lies. The truth is that Jesus took care of my failures at the cross. Another truth: I could never be good enough to earn God’s love, but God loves me anyway. And another: I’ve received God’s gracious gift of salvation and have become His child. Furthermore, God has given me His Holy Spirit. He is a spirit of power, love and a sound mind (1 Tim. 1:7).

Because of these truths, I can look at Scripture in the faith that says God loves me and wants to show me His ways which are life-giving. When I use that filter—the faith filter—in my reading, hearing, and studying of God’s Word, I can learn to really live.

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4 responses to “Looking Through the Faith Filter

  1. Yes Tricia indeed we can’t earn our Salvation but we will show we have it but not by making ourselves do so, it will be our free choice, our Heart response to our God of Love and empowered by The Holy Spirit.

    Tricia have you ever read God’s Wonderful Plan of Salvation, it has a lot of wordage but also a lot of Help in understanding His Will for us Now and Eternally, if wanted I can e-mail it to you or Post it here.

    Christian Love Tricia and God’s Abundant Blessings Now and Always, Anne.

    • No, I don’t think I’ve ever read “God’s Wonderful Plan of Salvation.” Who is the author? I’m just glad for the Biblical truths I’ve learned (as mentioned in my post) with which to counter the fear lies. I’m thanking and praising God for His goodness and patience with me.
      God’s blessings to you also.
      Tricia

  2. I was just thinking about that yesterday. I’m always trying to be good enough for God’s love but He reminds me all the time of what you wrote about in your blog today.

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