What'd we miss?

Written by Michelle Jacobson

Did we just overlookrepparttar amount of love that God has for us?

His word, shown inrepparttar 138845 written form we callrepparttar 138846 Bible, tells us things that He did to show us that He loves us. Did we realize it or did we overlook it and walk away?

In Hebrews 11:1 we are told that our faith isrepparttar 138847 substance of things hoped for,repparttar 138848 evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

Hope moves into faith Think about it. No one gets a recipe made without knowing whatrepparttar 138849 ingredients are and what to do with them even when they're sitting onrepparttar 138850 counter!

The something that's wanted could be just as simple as having pasta...

You put water in a pan. You put it on a heated burner on a stovetop. Then you wait forrepparttar 138851 water to boil.

Afterrepparttar 138852 water comes to a hard boil you pour inrepparttar 138853 noodles and wait forrepparttar 138854 pasta to be cooked. Finally, you put sauce onrepparttar 138855 pasta and eat it!

Normally, it isn't until that time thatrepparttar 138856 attitude changes. You had a want. A hope. But that turned intorepparttar 138857 knowledge that want you wanted is happening shortly.

The attitude becomes excited and expectant ofrepparttar 138858 things we had faith for coming to pass.

Just likerepparttar 138859 pasta wait, we learn in Hebrews 11:1 that what we want is already there. It just takes time for us to get it!


Because we need to change our thinking. (That's why God said to renew our minds with His word in Romans 12:2.)

What God says is totally, pure truth. We just need to really know it!

Now faith isrepparttar 138860 substance of things hoped for,repparttar 138861 evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

These things that are hoped for are real but they aren't seen yet withrepparttar 138862 physical eyes! Don't forget there arerepparttar 138863 physical andrepparttar 138864 spiritual realms. Just because you can't see it inrepparttar 138865 physical realm doesn't mean it's not real inrepparttar 138866 spiritual realm!

Back torepparttar 138867 pasta! Our physical eyes sawrepparttar 138868 pasta. It was cooked for our physical bodies. But we can learn a thing or two here...

We want stuff inrepparttar 138869 physical realm! First off we have to really know that it's real inrepparttar 138870 spiritual realm.

You're standing between two clouds...

Written by Michelle Jacobson

On one side there is a dark cloud. It is full of pain, sickness, disease, poverty, and death. All ofrepparttar curses talked about in Deuteronomy 28 are swarming in circles.

There is a bright cloud onrepparttar 138844 other side. It is a white cloud with health, prosperity, peace, and life. All ofrepparttar 138845 blessings talked about in Deuteronomy 28 are floating in this bright cloud.

A calm, deep voice says, "Choose."

You respond withrepparttar 138846 obvious, "I have chosen. I want life."

The deep voice tells you to continue to look intorepparttar 138847 cloud of promise. The voice says to not to look back atrepparttar 138848 darkness...

You understand quickly because you didn't and still don't wantrepparttar 138849 death penalty! That's why you turned to Jesus! He died so that your sins could be forgiven and taken away from you (Psalms 103:12). He saved you.

If you've accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior as you were told to in Romans 10:9,10 then you have stepped out ofrepparttar 138850 dark cloud intorepparttar 138851 light one.

No matter whatrepparttar 138852 enemy says that you feel, see or hear, you are really saved! You have been set free from sickness, poverty, pain, and death (Isaiah 53:5,6)

As I was reminded, keep your eye onrepparttar 138853 Lord and His kingdom. He isrepparttar 138854 light. He isrepparttar 138855 cloud of freedom...

Don't look back but walk forward intorepparttar 138856 light more and more. Grow inrepparttar 138857 Lord and you'll see more clearly (John 8:12)

Jesus loves you and has set so much in place for you to have. When Jesus said it was finished in (John 19:30) He wasn't kidding. The bright light, and life inside it is very fabulous.

Don't ever be deceived into thinking that God won't give you all that He has promised you. He's not keeping any good thing from you (Psalms 84:11,12). You're accepting what life you live in. You choose.


There is a smile or a frown on your face when you look around at your world. One ofrepparttar 138858 main things that strongly determines what you have is what you believe.

In order to acceptrepparttar 138859 gifts of light, we have to start by knowing they're available and waiting for us! No wonder God told us to renew our minds in His word (Romans 12:2). By reading, thinking, and saying what He said (Joshua 1:7,8), we place ourselves inrepparttar 138860 position to getrepparttar 138861 good things that God has already made available to us.

Think about a game of catch for a minute. There are a couple of people throwing a ball back and forth. If one moves out ofrepparttar 138862 path ofrepparttar 138863 ball that is coming, there will be no receiving it. If one person puts their hand behind their back there will be no receiving.

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