“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21
I’ve been ministering on living with intentionality and being deliberate and purposeful when it comes to finding and fulfilling your purpose. I am a person of faith who lives by the Word and Spirit. (Matthew 4:4) The Bible calls me peculiar (unique, idiosyncratic, quirky). God’s own possession. A peculiar person possessed by God. A special possession or God’s property! I was once enslaved to the world, now I’m possessed by God. (Ephesians 1:4)
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” (1 Peter 2:9-10 KJV)
People of faith are peculiar people. We are chosen by God to be peculiar people. Called out of darkness and bought into the light of His glorious gospel. Fervent in faith. Zealous to see His Kingdom come to earth. Jesus gave Himself on our behalf to redeem us (purchase our freedom) from all iniquity (sin) and purify (cleanse) us for Himself a peculiar people eager and enthusiastic about living a life that is good and filled with beneficial deeds. (1 Peter 2:9-10, Titus 2:14)
Deed: an action that is performed intentionally or consciously.
Idiosyncrasy: mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual. Quirk, peculiarity, eccentricity
“Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen. This testimony of faith is what previous generations were commended for. Faith empowers us to see that the universe was created and beautifully coordinated by the power of God’s words! He spoke and the invisible realm gave birth to all that is seen.
People of faith are peculiar people because the live by faith in God and not by what the world says is impossible. “Humanly speaking, … what seems impossible to you is never impossible to God!” (Matthew 19:26)
Faith is that spiritual force which opens us to a world of possibilities. There are no limits if you can believe all things are possible. Faith is living in a spiritual world where there are no limits. We cannot please God without faith.Whoever goes to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek after Him (Hebrews 11:6)
Humanly speaking, it is impossible to do what God has called us to do without faith. But with God everything is possible. (Matthew 19:26) Faith is the most potent power in the universe. It holds the key that opens impossible doors. “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” (Hebrews 11:3)
Potent: having great power, influence, or effect.
Our faith endeavors, may seem peculiar or eccentric (odd, whimsical) to others. But God doesn’t see it that way. Faith in God assures us of things we cannot see with our natural eyes, but believe they exist. Faith in God assures or convinces us that the promises of God will come to pass. It is the key to unlocking everything in the Kingdom of God.
Faith led Noah to build an ark after being warned it would rain 40 days and 40 nights. They never seen rain before. The world was condemned, faith saved Noah and his family because God saw him as righteous. (Hebrews 11:7)
Faith led Abraham (the father of many nations) to leave his family in Ur, live as a foreigner in the country that God promised him. Faith enabled him to become a father, even though he was good as dead and Sarah had never been able to have children. (Hebrews 11:8-12)
Faith led Moses to lead the children of Israel through the wilderness, passing through the Red Sea as if they were walking on dry land, while Egyptians we chasing them. (Hebrews 1:29)
Your faith will be tested. When God tested Abraham by asking him to offer his one and only son as a sacrifice even though the future promise of … had not been fulfilled, Abraham believed that God could raise Issac from the dead. (Hebrews 11:17-18)
This is only a some of the people that believed God for the impossible, even though some of them like Gideon, Barak, Samson, David and others were led by God to do what seemed impossible in the natural. They through faith conquered kingdoms establishing God’s true justice. It was faith that shut the mouth of the lion. They held on to the promise until it became a reality. In their weakness their faith was infused the with power. (Hebrews 11:32-35)
Yet, it was faith that enabled others to endure great atrocities. These were true heroes commended for there faith. They lived with hope without receiving the fullness of God’s promise. God had something better for us. (Hebrews 11:36-40)
Our faith doesn’t rest in the wisdom of men. Man’s wisdom is foolishness to God. “For God intended that your faith not be established on man’s wisdom but by trusting in his almighty power.” (1 Corinthians 2:5 TPT)
We walk (live) by faith and not by sight. “for we live by faith, not by what we see with our eyes.” (2 Corinthians 5:7 (TPT)
For nothing is impossible with God. “Not one promise from God is empty of power, for nothing is impossible with God!” (Luke 1:37)
I’m being blessed as I write this post! My faith is being infused with strength and courage as I trust God for what seems impossible. (Joshua 1:9) What God has assigned me to do, can only be done by faith!
I encourage you to seek God for wisdom and direction as you purposefully pursue His purpose for your life.