Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Role of Desire in your Faith Walk

The Bible tells us that faith is the substance of that thing that you hope for (Hebrews 11:1), but the entire journey starts with desire because desire is a very powerful thing. We find Jesus Christ saying, whatsoever things you desire (Mark 11:24), this means this is what takes you in it is the desire inside you that you begin with.

You do not start out with how much (or little) your resources are, you do not cut the dream to fit the resources around you. You do not look at the probabilities. We found out that those principles work and even when we are unaware that they are they were working.

Do not forget that these principles work, keep confessing the Word because it works, when it seems as if it’s not working, continue. So cut your desire according to the dream that you have, not according to your resources. If you cut it then you might bring yourself to a place of probability, where hearing and sight has failed.

The starting point of the application of faith might seem like you’re whistling in the wind i.e. what you are reaching for is so far-fetched that it’s seemingly impossible.

If God came to you and told you that it is what is on the inside of you i.e. what you really want to come to pass that will the only clause is it must be heartfelt because it is the heartfelt feeling prayer of a praying man that makes much power available. (James 5:16) It is the emotion there that gives life to every principle that you are going to practice the passion that is in your soul is actually the vitality that you need. In everything you do somebody else will also do it and get results.

Thus, in everything that you do the first thing must be passion it is very important because the Bible says that it is the anchor to your soul. What this means is that even though you are not taught any principle, that ‘thing’ is still pulling your soul. Even though you are told to dream and focus on something else, it is there pulling you to concentrate on it. The ‘thing’ is trying to get your attention it is an anchor to your soul. It is sure and it is steadfast inside you...Pastor Poju Oyemade

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