By Guest Author and Blogger, Rebekah Beene
The ordeal was a faith tester.
To my amazement, I received notification that I was banned from posting to my own social media page yesterday. The faith tester started out as panic because I couldn’t figure out what I had done wrong. The notification said I could contact them so I did. I also prayed. And I also waited.
Before the answer came.
The faith tester ended with praise, before the answer came – because it all belongs to the Lord anyway. I’m reminded of the old hymn “Oh what peace we often forfeit, oh what needless pain we bear – all because we do not carry, everything to God in prayer”.
After I prayed.
Not even five minutes after I prayed, they lifted the “ban”. There’s nothing really great about me, but there is Someone really great within me.
That’s what faith is.
That’s what faith is for, to rely on God for little things as well as big things. And to rest in peace – His peace.
“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles, They will run and not grow weary, They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NLT
Fear has no hold.
Oh beloved, if you’ve been born again, you are delivered and fully equipped. Fear has no hold on you anymore. Don’t be afraid of a faith tester. You are no longer its slave. You and I may have fearful moments but we have the King of the Universe to turn to. It’s not just saved for someday – it’s saved for every day. We’re not just standbys hoping to make it, hoping there’s no train wreck of our lack of faith. No, beloved, you are full of all the promises of God! You are full of God! Born again by Imperishable Seed! And you have been born into this Most Holy Faith!
“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.” Romans 8:11 NLT
Stretching your faith.
So, it’s time to turn the heat up on the enemy, who lies to you because all he can do is lie! It’s time to stretch your faith in God’s direction and ask Him to create in you a clean heart and renew a right spirit – one that believes, knows, and trusts in the Mighty Power of the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead! Your former dead works – fear, worry, pain, anxiety and more – are now faith, prayer, peace, trust, rest and more. You aren’t saved to be good – you’re saved to be a powerful, anointed, truth believing, sword bearing warrior of faith!
Turning the tables.
In conclusion, God loves you and He’s for you! This great faith you’ve been born into is for today! God wants you equipped because He wants you to win every battle, praise in the midst of every storm and pray over every situation. Hence, this is your finest hour, to turn the tables on the enemy and live fully alive in the Spirit all the rest of your life!
“We faithfully preach the truth. God’s power is working in us. We use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and the left hand for defense.” 2 Corinthians 6:7 NLT
Rebekah Beene, Oh Beloved!: Live in the Light of His Word
In a Christian Women’s meeting in 1983, Rebekah was given a prophetic message that she would write books. Several years ago she began writing stories about special holiday memories and travels, sharing God’s love and care through each story. Her devotionals came to life when she gave her social media pages to the Lord. God has gifted Rebekah with the ability to look at the natural and see the supernatural.
Both Rebekah and her husband Danny have a heart to share the Gospel and the riches of life in Christ to everyone they meet. They have served in the local church and in ministry to motorcyclists, being state coordinators for an international organization for nearly 10 years. Danny is an ordained minister and they both have been Bible study teachers for many years. Rebekah also speaks at women’s retreats and conferences. Her tag line says it all “God loves you and He’s for you.