The Power of Faith

We just came back from an incredible 4 day adventure to the Creation Festival.  This is a festival with Christian bands and speakers that blew us away!! My kids absolutely loved it and seeing these incredible performers that are cool and love God is really powerful!! 

Leading up to the trip my back was bothering me.  I was sick with a yucky cough and I’m assuming I strained something in the upper middle of my back.  Each day it got a little worse. By the final night of creation…..after this beautiful sunset…..


 I felt paralyzed! !! I’m not sure I’ve had this level of pain ever…child birth, kidney stone, and this! I had no idea what was going on.  As we began to pack up our chairs and blankets my kids saw how much pain I was in.  My little Evan said “mom, I got it all don’t pick up anything”.  They packed it all up while my husband carried our sleeping 4 year old and we walked back to our camper where I fell in bed sobbing in pain.  

I prayed and asked God, “why is this happening, should I call an ambulance, what do I do!?!” Well my kids and husband surounded me and they prayed.  I went to sleep and when I woke up the next morning I was sore but the spasms were gone….GONE!!! I haven’t had a spasm since…on Sunday it was still sore but today I worked out, touched my toes and have never been so thankful to move my body!!!

Faith…it’s amazing!!! Faith is a gift from God and it comes from hearing God’s truth.  Even the demons believe in God but only the righteous live by faith!  Do you believe God can do anything? Do you believe He loves you and cares about every detail of your life? Do you know trials are the only way your faith can increase? Seeing the faith of my children is worth every pain I experienced!  For them to see God answer their prayers over and over again only grows their faith.

Whenever I talk about faith, people say….but what happens when God doesn’t answer your prayers?  I say you don’t know God!  If you know God you know His promises….there are so many I can’t even begin to list them but I know He works all things together for good, who have been called according to His purpose.”Romans 8 : 28  (are we living His purpose, or our own purpose) Even if I ended up in the hospital, even if I died.  I don’t doubt for a second that He will use it and work it together for good.  We can’t see His view.  We don’t have a clue what tomorrow holds but He does and He loves us….loves us so much and promises us so many incredible promises when we live by faith!!!  But in turn “without faith it is impossible to please God” Romans 11:6

In my bible I can go to the back and look up faith and find all the places in the bible it talks about faith.

Look up Faith….Look up promises….and inheritance….as you read God’s word, pray for faith, pray for your husband’s faith, your children’s faith….and like Jesus said, it can move mountains!!!

With love,

Shannon 

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