Speaking Faith & Fighting to Keep It

I remember back when we started to get all our medical bills and how I spoke defeat.  I spoke it to a friend, I spoke it to my parents and my own family.  A day or two later, I was very convicted and thought of the following verse came to my mind:

Luke 18:8
"...when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?"

I want God to find faith in me!  So, I called my parents and my friend back and apologized to them for my faithless talk.  I told my husband and daughter that I was sorry for the doom and gloom I forecasted and then I said that we are going to speak FAITH over these medical bills.

And that is when God started moving.  In just a few weeks, the faith spoke down $8,000.  But it didn't stop there, I started speaking faith in other parts of my life and it wasn't long before Satan got upset!  See, Satan doesn't like it when Christians start claiming their promises.  He doesn't like it when we start speaking faith and believing and conquering mountains.  He will bring all the forces of hell out against you when you do this and try and knock you back down into a pit of despair but I can tell you that anything worth having in God is worth fighting for!!

I prayed a prayer specifically a few weeks ago and didn't voice it to anyone.  My prayer was that God would bring money to our door.  I thought I would open the door one day and money would be sitting there.  I spoke faith.

Monday, God kept dealing with heart to do something for someone.  I mean it wouldn't leave me alone!  I kept saying to myself I was too busy but finally at 8pm at night, I realized it was God........and I did what he said to do!!  I didn't think much of it but I knew it was God's leading.

Late Monday night I had been dealt a blow that kept me awake and feeling like God wasn't even there.  I thought maybe I wasn't even His child because I mess up so many times saying and doing the wrong things and causing problems to people I care about.  I thought I should just give up entirely and I asked God to show me that I was still His child and that our family was worth something to God.  Satan made me feel absolutely useless to everyone around me and that our family was just something to laugh at - I mean what were we doing for God?  Nothing.

I got a knock on the door yesterday and someone left us a card.  I opened the card up and there was a large amount of cash and immediately I knew God had brought it to our door!! Literally brought the money that I had prayed for!!  The card was a thank you to our family from someone we barely even knew but had been watching our lives as neighbors who don't even go to church.  They said that people like us are rare these days and they are so thankful we are in this world and they just wanted to give us some money to show their gratitude.  They went on to say how great our family was........Oh God, how sorry I was to believe the devil's lies that our family was nothing, that I'm only a person that causes problems and we are useless to anyone.  I realized that there are souls living around us that have watched our lives and they SEE our walk with God, even when you think no one is looking, no one notices.........God sends a reminder that though you may not be doing great things that people recognize you for, though you may not have anything before your name - you are still doing something for God by just living a Christian life.  You are the light in your neighborhood, you are the light in your home and you can shine bright to a lost, dark and lonely world and they can see God everyday by looking at your life.

So for all those that say how hard life is, how you don't have money to buy food or pay bills - stop speaking defeat and despair and start speaking FAITH!! God is a responder and He has told us in His Word to PROVE Him - give God His and prove Him if He won't keep His promises. 

Malachi 3:10

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.