The blog for today came after a friend of mine and I sat and talked about some things last night that I had not come truly to face until now thus after coming to a compromise with it, I felt it would definitely make the blog.
Faith is something that one has to develop in order to keep on believing, but what happens when that faith is shaken and not stirred ? The fact is that usually when a person's faith does get shaken they don't know how to react. I personally have had my faith shaken and not stirred a lot BUT there were two specific times. I will not go into either issue of how it was shaken but the fact is that I was shaken to an extent that it took all this time to come to grips with what happened and who did this. Two gentlemen that said they were men of God yet turned and did what they did thus allowing my faith to be shaken. The thing is though even though my faith was shaken I refused to let the enemy take over. Yes, it has caused me to be somewhat weak...no denying that BUT I tend to retreat to the old song " Keep on casting your bread upon the water." In other words any problems or anything that causes your faith to be shaken; any issues that allow it to be tested just keep pressing onward. For at the end of the road God will always see you through. In the book of Luke, we are told:
Give, and it will be given to you.
A good measure, pressed down ,
shaken together and running over,
will be poured into your lap. For
with the measure you use, it will be
measured to you."
In other words when this happened; when my faith had been shaken severely had I fully gave it to God, He would have helped press it more but still learning what all this meant, I hadn't and it had truly all shaken my faith- that was until now. I now know that anything we go through; any problems we go through if you just hand those trials and tests over to God then He will press all these down only to allow good to come out of it. So you ask, how is it when a woman is being abused by a mate any good can come. Trust me on this when I say I know that good can come from it. You see, I was one of those women; I was beaten because I would not give in to what he wanted. The first thing I did was get out of the relationship but while I was in it I relied on God to pull me through and out of it. The good thing from it...It made me only that much stronger and more aware of the men I date. The blessings have poured in my lap and now that this other has been handed over, I know God will only continue to pour the blessings for I know that my faith was shaken but only for the time and season. God will make good and He is the only one we can truly trust to uphold on His promise. I therefore ask you this question in closing....Are you going to allow the enemy continue shaking your faith and allowing him to win OR are you going to cast that bread upon the water only to be pressed down and shaken together and let God pour out the many blessings upon you? Myself, I would prefer do the latter as I love how God's blessings that was Satan's shaking are pressed and poured out upon us. I thank God for all of them and I pray He will continue to do as I will continue to serve Him.
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God Bless and Keep you all-