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Time with God - February 18, 2014

Isaiah 55:8-9

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways”, declares the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Faith relies on the person of God and trusts that His ways are right!

Faith reads God’s word and says, “This is what God says”. But so often our minds jump in and say, “God may say that, but what I think is….” And sometimes our feelings even get in on the debate and say, “But I feel…, and I am going to do what feels good!”

You see, your reasoning comes from yourself and your feelings come from within you, and you are a fallen being. They will often deceive you. But your faith does not come from yourself. Faith comes from the interaction of your spirit with God’s Holy Spirit. Faith “is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8).

That is why Satan will always attack you through your reason and your feelings, trying to destroy your faith.

In today’s passage, God is reminding you of who He is—that He is worthy of your faith. Once you settle that, then your reason has a good place to start, with God’s word as its foundation. As you act on your understanding of God’s word, your feelings will begin to come along as well.

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