Only Believe

“Be not afraid, only believe.”

If you stop and think about this phrase, you will realize how simple it is to understand but how hard it is to put into action.

We see this phrase in Mark 5:36. In this passage, we find the story of the woman healed from the issue of blood and the story of Jairus’s daughter being raised back to life.

At the time that this statement was spoken by Christ, He was telling Jairus that his daughter wasn’t dead but only sleeping. Jairus was told “Be not afraid, only believe.”

I saw this phrase in the morning service this past Sunday and I have thought about extensively and how it applies to my life.

Faith is so hard to act on. Faith is tough to comprehend sometimes. Faith seems impossible to have but without it, it’s impossible to please Christ.

The past few weeks have been some tough weeks for me spiritually, especially when it comes to my faith in Christ. I’ve been afraid. I’ve worried. I’ve stressed. I’ve been unsure.

But I saw those words and I felt like Christ was talking to me saying, “Caleb, Be not afraid, only believe.”

Any problems I’m facing, I know I can’t be afraid, I just need to believe.

Whatever you are facing in your life, just remember “Be not afraid, only believe.”

Remember God is in control of everything. He already knows what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, or next year. Nothing takes God by surprise!

Have faith! Exercise faith!

BE NOT AFRAID, ONLY BELIEVE!!

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Blessed and Praised

“Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:28‬ ‭KJV‬‬

I know this is a day late but I just want to say “Happy Mother’s Day” to all the mothers out there. I hope y’all and enjoyed your special day!

This verse was mentioned in church last night and as I sat there , it dawned on me that I’m in the position to fulfill both parts of the verse! I’m blessed to be a child of an awesome mother and I can definitely praise my wife as she is a wonderful mother to our girls!

I am thankful for my mom. She did so much for myself and my brother and sister while we were growing up. Even though we are grown and out of the house, I know that she still wants the best for us and would do anything for us if she could. I’m blessed now because of everything my mother did for me when I was a child.

For my wife, I have nothing but praise for her. She is an amazing mother to our girls! She will put their needs and wants before her’s! My wife will sacrifice everything to make sure her family has enough. I can’t say enough to praise her, but I know I’m so thankful for her and everything she does for us!

To all the mothers out there, thank you for all that you do. You play a part in more than just your own children’s lives. There are mom’s out there who cared about me throughout certain times in my life and they played a huge part in where I am today and for that I’m thankful!

Happy Mother’s Day! (Even if it’s a day late)

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No Power

Last week, we had a tree limb fall and take out our power line. It took about 4 days to get everything up and running again. But during that time, I was at home with no lights, it was quiet, it was uncomfortably warm. It was like living with no power!

You never realize how important something is until you go without. First, I want to say I’m thankful that I live in a place where power is easily accessible! Secondly, I hope I never take it for granted either!

As much as we need power in our daily life, we need power in our spiritual life. Yet, so many Christians go through life in the dark, it’s quiet. They don’t have the power of Christ on and in their lives!

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭KJV
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“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭KJV
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“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭KJV‬‬

As a Christian, we have God’s power in our lives, we just fail to use it! Most of the time we try to do everything on our own, even when it comes to serving God.

It’s time that we flip the switch on when it comes to using God’s power! We have to be plugged into the Word of God, have a relationship with God if we want to use the power of God.

As a Christian, we all have access to the power of God but few of us use it and use it to its fullest extent! It’s like having power in your house but deciding you’re not going to turn on the lights, unplugging the fridge, turning of the air and just not using any electricity; we are the same way with God’s power! We have access, but decline not too use it!

Don’t live life without using the power of God that you have available to you.