KATHIE’S KORNER — Prayers in faith conquer all fears

Published 12:02 am Saturday, April 13, 2024

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There are many scriptures about Faith, but let’s concentrate on the Foundation Stone of Faith.

Hebrews 6:12 lists 6 Foundation Stones for Christians. We should be taught these early in our Christian lives or in our lives, period.

Faith towards God comes by hearing and the hearing of the Word. Consider what you hear, not words of doom or negative about God.

Faith is Believing. We believe in a lot of things; our God, husband or wife, physical electronic things in our homes and offices that we, merely “flip a switch” and bingo, there’s light or power of some kind.

I think we get caught up in life around us, conveniences and regular activity that we forget how much we believe.

“Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken toward maturity not laying again the foundation,” It says, beyond to maturity, not going backwards.

Are you mature?

What a funny, provocative, question.

Everyone thinks they’re mature if they’re older, but I have my doubts. Maturity shows in a person’s character.

In Matthew 17: 18-20 Jesus had sent His disciples to drive out a demon to heal a young man, and they came back telling Him it didn’t work and why didn’t the boy get free?

Jesus rebuked them and said it was because of their lack of faith while praying and fear.

If they have faith as small as a mustard seed, they can say to a mountain, move and it will move. Nothing will be impossible.

He prayed, and the boy was free, and hopefully His followers free from doubt and fear.

I know from experience that we all have imitated people we respected or looked-up to or wanted to emulate.

If you want to be a great basketball player, you don’t imitate Michael Jackson, you imitate Michael Jordan. As a vocalist, I watched and listened to great alto vocalists that I thought would help me, eventually, have my own style (my song).

I knew I couldn’t sing exactly how they did or sound. I took vocal lessons for eight years with a coach in California as a youngster, singing in recitals, a trio, choirs in school and finally, studios, giving back my gifts of music to God Who gave them to me in the first place.

What a relief to not take glory for our gifts, performing, but giving glory to God for every note (only the good ones).

My husband and I could see God begin and change lives for good all over the world through the songs and musicians as we traveled for over 40 years using Music as our Tool of Evangelism, praying in faith, continually, praise Him.

So, “… don’t  become lazy, but  imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” Hebrews 6:12

Choose a faith person to emulate (respect and learn from), someone who believes in a Godly, peaceful, prosperous life, not the way they dress or talk, but their Prayers of Faith not Fear.

Kathie Deasy writes about religion for Orange Newsmedia. She can be reached at kathiedeasy@hotmail.com.