I was thinking about last year’s visit to the Los Angeles County fair; and the reason being is the time has come again to go the fair to visit the pavilions with the candy. In these pavilions, and particularly that one pavilion, yeah, that one; well, that one had more candy in it than I had ever seen in one place at one time in all my life. There was just bin after bin full of different candies, and it was as if the vendors had my sweet tooth in mind all the time. I know that it is hard to believe, but did they really do all this just for me is the way in which they hope you will see it. The vendors made it impossible for them to go wrong, because it wasn’t whether or not they had the candy in which you were looking for; however, the great excitement came because they had the candy in which you did not know that you were looking for. So I don’t go into the candy pavilion looking for what I know; but I go in looking for what I never knew, along with being reminded of the candy that I have long forgotten. The vendors just having all of this candy around to please as many that would come into the pavilion made me think of the Father in a similar way when it comes to the members of the Body of Christ. The Father has put in measure after measure of faith in all of our faith bins according to his Will for our lives; and it’s not a matter of the measure of faith that we may lack, but it comes down to the measure of faith in which we like. Father Had Your Faith In Mind All The Time.
One may ask how can the faith that we move forth in according to the Will of God, have us more subject to the faith that we like more than to the faith that we lack? It is not hard to just flip a page in the Bible and land right on a verse that speaks to the problems we encounter when we lack faith. I believe that theses verses do not point to our lack, but they point us to look at all the things that the Father would like for us to receive. It is just like the candy pavilion when we walk in to see what is there waiting to make us smile. The Father would prefer that once we come into his pavilion, or once we come into the Body of Christ, that we walk in the Word of hope to see what is there waiting to make us smile: it is not about the measure that we lack, but it is about the measure in which we like. We do not walk out of the candy pavilion with something that we do not like. If we do see candy that we lack funds to pay for, we will still walk out of the candy pavilion with a big smile holding candy that we like. There is so much faith in God’s pavilion that our measure of faith given should not get stuck on things that our measure may lack the faith for; but we should be able to walk in that word to find the faith that we like, and not lack. Father is the happy vendor providing us measure after measure of faith in order for us to find the faith substance of things we hope for that we like, and not substance that we lack. We know what lack is when it comes to candy, and that would be money. The thing that we are missing when it comes to faith is not the measure given, but not recognizing when we are in lack: we are only in lack when we are in doubt. When we are in doubt, we cut off finding the faith substance that we like because we cut off hope when we doubt. Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” So we just need to recognize that when we are in a slow down, or in a stall when it comes to receiving the thing hoped for, then this is not the time to let doubt in; but it is the time to put the hope petal to metal. When we keep our hope alive and well, then we keep new faith substances of the things hoped for coming. When you have your hope working the substance out of faith, then just like in the candy store, you will come away with what you like, and not get stuck with what you lack. Hebrews 11:6, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Like the vendors of the candy pavilion, Father is not thinking about you coming in, and not getting the thing that you hoped for. In this bible verse, faith is pleasing to him; and there is so much of it in the pavilion to get what you like, and not what you lack. Father Had Your Faith In Mind All The Time.
The Father In Spirit And In Truth Is Seeking Such To Seek Him.