Faith is our shield, our first line of defense. If we can hold onto our faith we can withstand any attack sent our way. What is faith?
- Faith is trusting God
- Faith is loving God
- Faith is knowing God
- Faith is a lifestyle
- Faith is obedience to God
- Faith is in God's word (read it, study it, and mediate on it)
- Faith is powerful, keep a hold on your Faith.
Jesus prayed that that Peter's (Simon) faith would not fail as the enemy attacks come. Out of the things Jesus could have prayed for He chose to pray for faith. He could have prayed for peace, strength, joy, wisdom, knowledge, and He could have rebuked the attack completely but He prayed for faith.
"And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired [to have] you, that he may sift [you] as wheat: 32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren". [Luk 22:31-32 KJV]
I wondered why, why was faith chosen? Faith was chosen because within our faith in God there is everything we need. Holding on to faith release peace; Holding on to faith release strength; Holding on to faith releases joy; Holding on to faith releases wisdom; and Holding on to faith defeats the attack.
Be encouraged, holding on to your faith, God is in control!!!
Be blessed, be encouraged, and remember the Reflection of Change is Within You!!!