While we speculate over the current news, search for biblical directions that pinpoint current affairs, discuss, distrust, and become dismayed at news events, we must all remember that regardless of what we see with our eyes, we are COMMANDED to live by faith. (2 Corinthians 5:7)
Living by faith may be the most necessary tool of every believer. Sure, the top news events can rattle our chains, set us off course, and disrupt our sleep, and more. We can either choose to live in faith or live in fear.
You see, faith cannot work in an atmosphere of fear or “atmos-fear”. We must surround ourselves with an atmosphere of faith or “atmos-faith,” so as to create a conducive environment for faith to work effectively! How do we approach the issue?
Remove Every Barrier: Jesus cleared a room out of mourners as they made fun of him for saying, “Don't cry; the child is not dead—she is only sleeping!” Jesus only allowed FAITH to be in the house with him (Peter, John, James, Jairus and Jairus’ wife) and told the mourners to leave Jairus’ home for there was no need for their services.
“While Jesus was saying this, a messenger came from the official's house. “Your daughter has died,” he told Jairus; “don't bother the Teacher any longer.”
But Jesus heard it and said to Jairus, “Don't be afraid; only believe, and she will be well.”
When he arrived at the house, he would not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John, and James, and the child's father and mother. Everyone there was crying and mourning for the child. Jesus said, “Don't cry; the child is not dead—she is only sleeping!”
They all made fun of him, because they knew that she was dead. But Jesus took her by the hand and called out, “Get up, child!” Her life returned, and she got up at once…” (Luke 8: 49-55a) GNT
Speak Life: Jesus spoke out “Get up, child!” His words were few but mighty. There was no long exhortation, no praying of, “Lord if it is your will…,” or any doubt shown at this moment. Just a simple ---GET UP! Did you get that? Faith must GET UP ---AND WAKE UP to experience miracles. In addition, FAITH does not retract words by saying, “I hope God does it.” Faith says, “God did it!”
Faithlessness Enjoys Company: Refuse to cater to others who are duped by what they see or hear. Walk with others who live by faith, not by sight!
In this past week alone, we witnessed a plethora of events happen in our nation and worldwide that could cause us to waiver in our faith:
JESUS IS STILL ON HIS THRONE AND LORD OF ALL!
When we walk in ATMOS-FAITH, we do not entertain moments faithlessness. We know God is watching over his own, and we can live according to the faith instilled in us. We can say good-bye to ATMOS-FEAR and open the door of ATMOS-FAITH every day of our lives!
To live victoriously we MUST choose to live in ATMOS-FAITH!
By Jane Morin
About the Author
Jane Morin is an international speaker, worship leader, Bible teacher, and award-winning author. Her latest re-release, The Weapons Of Our Warfare is now available on Kindle Books! Learn how to fight the "fight of faith" effectively and snatch up your copy today!