Faith that grows can be summed up in four letters TRBO Faith! TRBO Faith is what Christ called for at the last supper, Moses begged the children of Israel to have, Paul had on countless Faith-building moments and what you must have no matter what the human cost is to you IF you are to build Faith!
“You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see. “Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer.” – Acts 3:15-18
Peter had just been stopped by a man sitting by a gate called Beautiful who was lame and unable to walk. Peter uttered those wonderful words, ““Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” – Acts 3:6 – now Peter would teach the crowd that gathered based on the miracle a principle that continues to develop in my soul and as a result I Jesus becomes more real to me every time I practice it! It’s TRBO and I want to share it with you today!
Thank-Full Remembrance Builds Openness is what I have seen and learned in my own life as a Biblical principle God has used repeatedly with His people and with practice this one principle will build your Faith, relieve anxiety and put a smile on your face even while walking through the pits of Hell on earth! Here’s how:
As I Thank-Fully Remember what God has done for me, He Builds the Openness to my present struggle!
Sounds easy I know but here is the killing point – law! You see above where Peter reminded the Jews about the fact that they had killed Jesus, Gods only Son, He didn’t say, “now God must beat you down and punish you because of your deed” – in fact he was somewhat appreciative as they fulfilled scripture! You see even in “ignorance” Gods plan works exactly as it needs to in order to shine His Love all the brighter!
If God was not punitively assessing those who killed His Only Son but using their mistake to allow us the Freedom He grants – how does this knowledge open you up to the glory of your “mistakes” and how does that make your life more beautiful?
ALL your punishments for ALL your sins, mistakes, foul ups, screw ups and Everything else wrong you have ever done or will do was paid IN FULL on the cross by Jesus! The only people or being that wants you to remember them more are from satan or being used by him.
Thank-Full Remembrance Builds Openness works like this:
As I Thank God that ALL my punishment was beaten into and whipped onto the back of Jesus, as I remember that He Finished the job and Reconciled (past tense) me to God Almighty and Nothing can ever separate me again and as I see His Love was and Is what Justified (past tense) me – THEN – By Grace Through Faith I grow Openness that what I face today is NOT punishments, for those are gone – what I face today Grows Love, Hope, Joy, Peace and Gentleness which are Fruits of the Spirit NOT of law!
Growing Grace-Fully is Not growing lawfully – its Growing Openly to the idea that God Is Love beyond human comprehension!