Faith the Divine Exchange

June 1st, 2011 · by Tom Stuart · Overcoming, Relationship with God

“Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.”  Psalm 2:12

  
Faith is a divine exchange.
We exchange the visible for the invisible.  (2 Corinthians 4:17-18)
We let go of the tangible to obtain what is intangible.  (2 Corinthians 4:17-18)
We forgo trust in self, in order to trust in God.  (Proverbs 3:5)
We relinquish what we can control, to give God control.  (Proverbs 3:6)
We surrender our will, so that we can live in His will.  (Luke 22:42)
We give up doing it our way to do it His way.  (Isaiah 55:8-9)
We renounce self-centeredness for God centeredness. (Mark 8:34-35)
We confess our unrighteousness to receive His righteousness. (1 John 1:9)
We risk temporal loss for eternal gain.  (John 12:24)
We exchange the ashes of our lives for the beauty of His.  (Isaiah 61:3)
We ignore what we can see, to discover what He can see.  (Romans 4:17)
We set aside what we know, in order to learn what He knows. (Isaiah 55:8-9)
We exchange the unpredictable for the predictable. (Hebrews 11:1)
We give away what we have, so we can receive all He has.  (Luke 6:38)
We forego our time-table for God’s time-table.  (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
We disregard the natural to appeal to the supernatural.  (Romans 4:19-20)
We silence the negative to speak the positive.  (1 Thessalonians 5:18 & 2 Corinthians 4:13)

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