I recently completed reading the book “Take It by Force” written by Judy Jacobs. The content of this book is so Anointed that the extreme level of faith displayed in various testimonies just leaps off the pages and will cause your spirit to burn for more of life than you may be experiencing in the present. It will encourage you to seek to diligently go forward in radical faith and take back everything that the enemy may have claimed for himself from your life, members of your family, and anyone else that may be connected to you. You will even have a stronger desire to seek to reach goals that until now may have seemed impossible or too challenging to achieve. I highly recommend this read for anyone who is ready to go to the next level in your faith. Of course, the stories and lessons in the Bible are our primary source for empowerment and encouragement but I also believe that “We are overcome by the word of our testimony” and that of our brothers and sisters in Christ. I am also a firm believer in sharing resources that can add value to the lives of others. Aside from that, my main reason for writing this blog was to encourage you to not only settle for mustard seed faith, but to begin to walk in Violent Faith and rise above the things that may attempt to have you fearful or miserable even. As a Child of God, we are commanded to be content in whatever state that we are in, but not to become complacent when the position is stale, stagnant, undesirable, or unhealthy.
As we grow in the faith and in our relationship with God we will have more and more experiences that will test our level of faith and to prove us for assignment. Depending on where we stand in our level of faith we will either stand firm and rise up or buckle down and shut up when challenges come our way. I’ve personally been on both sides of the fence and in the times when I chose to “shut up”; I was forcing myself to stay in a place of discontentment when God had so much more waiting for me. The bible does say that “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move”- Matthew 17:20, It also says that “Faith without works is dead” – James 2:14-26, According to your faith be it done to you- Mark 9:29”, and The Kingdom of Heaven suffered violence and the violent TAKE IT BY FORCE – Mark 11:12! The common theme I see here is that it is going to take some action on our part. Let’s not forget that when we partner with God, Nothing is Impossible and anything can happen.
Bottom line is that in this faith walk, there are going to be times when we will be challenged to “Step out of our comfort zone. There will be times when “In order to get different results, you have to do something different.” We may not feel like it, don’t think we have the strength to do so, and can’t see where it will make a difference, BUT, it is our level of faith in God and movement as a result that is going to have a direct impact on how we progress. There are things that God wants to make happen in our lives, but our level of faith may be holding us hostage where we are. Yes! You can have it and God can do it, but you must SUPERSIZE YOUR FAITH and Take the life God meant for you BY FORCE!