Good Morning! I have had people tell me " just have faith." What is faith anyway? I know the scripture " [Heb 11:1 NKJV] 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.." Although I like that scripture, I believe there is a lot more to having faith than that. I mean, I have seen people approach faith that way and end up with God not answering their prayers. So what is missing? First of all, making sure that what we are asking God about is actually in His will, not our will. That comes from experience having gone through many life trials. Jesus put His faith in the Father when He prayed "[Luk 22:42 NKJV] 42 saying, "Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done." What a great example!

When we are doing His will and wanting His will to be done, there is nothing that He won't do for us. Jesus was accomplishing God's will by dying and suffering, but also rising from the dead. When Jesus said that prayer, He was letting go and giving God full control. That's what I believe faith is, giving God complete control. Sounds easy doesn't it. That's why I said faith comes from experience. Learning to let Got have complete control means I have to step aside and "let go and let God"

I am a fixer. I love to fix things. Although that sound good, it gets in the way of letting go. As much I want to fix everything, it may not be in God's will for me to get in the way of what God is He needs to accomplish in my life and others lives. I know I have come along way since I gave my life to Jesus, I am aware that to gain more and more faith, I have to learn to be like Jesus and say " Not my will but Yours be done" and accept that God's will is always best. Listen for the Holy Spirit to speak God's will to you and then give it to God and watch Him work in ways we never knew existed and be marveled!

God Bless

Jeff