New Year Focus – Faith



Best resolution for 2015:  > FAITH 🙂

Greek for faith is   πίστις  pistis (pē’-stēs)

[Romans 10:17 NIV] “17 faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”

Faith is not something we can increase.  Only God can increase our faith.   The method used is by the word of God.  The more you are exposed to God’s word in reading and hearing the more you can receive faith from God.  There is a difference between faith and belief.  Faith only comes from God ( Hebrews 12:2Romans 12:3, Ephesians 2:8)  Belief comes from our experience and observation.  We do believe in God because of our experience with Him but FAITH is s a driving force from God that brings new revelations and  expectations of divine blessings.

 Obstacles to faith

Ignoring God’s word for escape reading,  too much social media, too much focus on body and money.  Let faith arise in 2015.  Get a bible reading plan. Many apps are available.   YouVersion is good or just google “bible reading apps”.  Everyday spend some time reading or listening to God’s word.  Your faith, hope, heart, relationships, attitudes, outlook for the future will be blessed.   [Hebrews 11:6 NIV] “6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Question:  What activity is fighting against daily Bible reading?  Know the struggle is from our fleshly desires and Satan’s tricks. Be tough and just DO IT.

Question:   How would you rate faith in your life?  Zero – 10?  Growing faith reduces fears.  Read and believe. God will give you stronger faith.

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   Increase faith in 2015 and increase your LIGHT N SIDE.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the WORD – LOGOS

Logos-Logo    logo-spelled-in-greek

Before the beginning of time, distance or creation… there was THE WORD.

The original Greek is logos. It is the pure, divine,  holy, all-knowing, all-aware, all-creative knowledge, language, thought, presence, communication of God. The Word is a title of Christ emphasizing his own deity and communication of who God is and what he is like.

Logos was never created. It always was!   First Logos then the world.

We in a very small way are similar to this verse.  Before the actions of the day as we wake our minds are forming ideas, words, emotions and imaginations.  Before our physical body moves or communication is made to others we first have thoughts and ideas or self- language.

Our internal mind is broken because of orginal sin.  We are prone  to  sinful temptations, selfishness and self-worship.  The bible describes the wisdom of fallen man in James 3:15-16 . Man’s wisdom consists of Earthly (what the masses or man’s understanding determines is right – science, evolution),  sensual (nonspiritual, emotional, passion, like the animal world driven by feelings and impulses,  emotional passions), demonic (our minds are influenced by the demonic influences of lust, greed, violence, music, darkness)

Even the nicest of men without Godly influence is effected by these fallen traits.  Some are so self disciplined as to seem free from most of it’s dangers while others seem to give themselves to the destructive passions of fallen thought.

We need the pure truth of LOGOS in our hearts, mind and spirit. James 3:17-18  ( But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits,..)

What a great practice to allow the pure almighty logos of the almighty God  to heal our fleshly mind and spirit.  The Logos of God can make our mind produce success (Psalms 1:1-3),  love (1John2:9-11), holiness (Ps 119:11).

Do you tend to agree with the current worlds logic?  Does your emotions cause abrupt words and  choices that bring pain, hurt relationships and trouble?  Are you involved in violent games, are you addicted to pornography or other dark social media outlets, hateful and destructive music?  Come to the light and allow the pure LOGOS of God bring healing to you and your future. Ask God to forgive your actions and choices.  Ask Christ to come into your heart and bring with Him the Holy Spirit who will make God’s Word (LOGOS) come alive in you.

Make your thoughts and actions holy as you allow the LOGOS of GOD to  flow through your thoughts each day by reading the WORD (Bible) and prayer to God.  As you develop this daily habit you will find His LOGOS replacing your thoughts as you live with His  LIGHT-N-SIDE.

John 1:1 In the beginning was…

beginningThe two words that bring the most amazing wonder to my heart : beginning was.  In John 1:1 these two words compare so much to me about the limitations of man and the greatness of God.  Man has a beginning and is bound by time,  wear and tear and location.  God is beyond these limitations.  He was, will be, everywhere.  No limitation of time and location.  Who can seperate us from the presence of God.  Nothing in created place or time.


As I wonder about these two words and their relationship I begin to think of other words that are similar. 

Weak – Almighty
Tired – Everlasting
Unsure – All knowing
Alone – Everywhere
Worried – Peace
Unclear – Light, Truth

 In the beginning (limitations) was (unbound eternally all).  When you feel the limits of time, wisdom and weakness, ask the infinite one who was and will always be enough in all things.  Put His Light N Side.