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Weekly Reflection

We discussed this week about having faith in God. It takes faith to be saved, but can you be saved by faith alone? It takes faith and action, or works, to be saved and to receive anything from the Lord. Hebrews 11:6 says 'But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.' The action for salvation was the confession that Jesus Christ is Lord, and it takes action with your faith to produce the fruit of your faith. Remember James 2:17 says 'Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.' Faith must have corresponding action. Then we discussed that Jesus knows what you face, what you deal with, and the temptations and trials that you face. He knows. He went through what you are going through, and He knows how to defeat temptations, and how to face trials with joy in your heart. Jesus never gets tired, never sleeps, and never ceases to keep watch over you. The Word tells us in the first part of Isaiah 49:16 that God has us inscribed on the palms of His hands. Glory to God! He also rejoices over us with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 says 'The LORD your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.' It takes patience with faith to endure. Faith and patience are the power twins, and the enemy does not know how to fight against patience. That's why he tries to get you impatient so you will say something totally against what you are believing for. Keep your faith and stand on God's Word. His Word has never failed and God Himself has never failed! Don't become the ones who have itching ears and find people to speak what they want to hear and not what they need to hear. We are in the last of the last days and need to stay close to the Lord. Continue to pray. Seek the Lord's face. Stay in the Word and allow the Holy Spirit to minister to your hearts. Colossians 3:15 says 'And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.'

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