Summary: Who can give you faith when you ask your spiritual pastors---your shepherds to give you faith so that you hear to receive---reap the blessings of God except Christ Jesus?
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (May 28, 2015)
“And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:22, King James Version [Of faith in prayer]).
Greetings In The Holy Name Of Jesus,
My brothers and sisters, the single most important phrase that leads the day is “Have Faith.” I know my spirit utters, “Have Faith” to me when I look in my purse and find my last twenty dollar bill or my last ten dollar bill or my last five dollar bill---and consider all that I need to do, not wanting to ever break my last bill---not wanting to even break the last bill that I must keep on me in case weather conditions intensify to death and destruction. No one wants to be “broke” without any recourse to help themselves in an emergency, without even their change purse filled up so they can make dollars out of the change to get what they need. Nowadays, we live by faith more than we live by our last one dollar, five dollars, ten dollars or twenty dollars bill or our last quarter, nickel, dime or penny. The feelings of desperation rise up in your chest---uneasiness when you break your last bill---so, now it is no longer your last bill but the change from your last bill or lesser than your last bill so you try to make yourself feel better and say, “Well, I had a twenty but now I have ten dollars and five dollars with some change because I had to gas up to make it to work tomorrow. I had to give my church ten dollars so now I have five dollars to make it through the week for lunch so I guess I will take leftovers, to eat.
Let's discuss the conditions of you trying to save because you knew you never had the twenty dollars in the first place as emergency money because you needed to make a purchase that you could not put off for another day and you needed to gas up to get to work but you convinced yourself that you could pay yourselves first and hold on to---save emergency money. How many of you have lived off of your change purse until your next pay day or until the next time you received money coming in to your household---if it was a big purchase that made you live off your change purse then you felt good because buying the house was worth it---getting in a rental apartment was worth it or buying the car was worth it? You know your savings program was just 'pie in the sky' not a sure save no matter how you tried to pay yourself first because your incoming monies never was more that your expenses (liabilities)---you have always had to hustle to make the difference with odd jobs or odd contracts from your auto skills, cooking skills, home rehab skills, plumbing skills, or education skills. What about when you look in the refrigerator freezer and find that you already used the last pack of meat so you must make a meal without meat---get the one dollar pack of hotdogs at the store, spend your last five dollars to get a roast or big meat that will last so you do not have to think about food, go by the community food bank or you can schedule fasting and praying for a day to hold out until pay day---try to get closer to the day you have money coming in? Do you hear your spirit say, “Have Faith.”