Now That’s A Good Question!

Do you profess or possess your faith? Now that is a good question! If you are not quite sure what your answer is, that might be an indicator that you are actually in the process. I believe it is an ongoing process.  Although professing is a great place to begin (and where we all did), as we grow in our walk of faith, unless we begin to actually possess our faith, ultimately it will have little lasting effect upon our lives and the glory of God. 

God’s Word is filled with hope, promises and strength according to the need of your moment, but unless you unite His Word with faith, possession will not become the byproduct. According to Hebrews 11:1, Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. In other words, believing for those things God shows us that we have not seen come into fruition could also be likened to possession. This is why possession is so key.

 That transition from outward profession to inward possession is where the true integration occurs. Kay Arthur, a renown Bible teacher would call it, The REST of Faith. She says it occurs when we unite the Word of God with faith choosing to live in it as that very moment. Easier said than done, wouldn’t you agree?

So exactly how do we nurture this process of profession~ or moving the profession from our lips and head to possession of the heart? Quality quiet time with God.  Getting to know Him, getting to know all about Him~ by cultivating a habit of spending time each day in His Presence, communing with Him in His numerous multifaceted roles in our lives.

As we fix the eyes of our mind upon Him, His Presence helps transition our affections from our circumstances. This opens our heart to the virtue of His truth, which I believe assists in the perfection of our faith. Those anxious holes or gaps can then be filled with REST, where true transformation occurs. Rest ushers in serenity, which ushers in possession of more of Him and His kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy.

Now when the winds of adversity blow (and they will), the roots of  faith are much deeper and stronger. They will steady you for your next upgrade of possession when the occasion arises and the whole process begins anew, until  one day you will find as the Apostle Paul did, his most precious possession was Jesus Christ Himself.

-The Quilted Poetess

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