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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Flowers (10/03/05)

TITLE: KEEP YOUR FAITH IN HIM AND BE CONFIDENT
By MELINDA MANSOOR
10/05/05


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"KEEP YOUR FAITH IN HIM AND BE CONFIDENT"

Keep your faith in Him and be confident. Let's go to:

Psalms 37:14 "The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, [And] to slay such as be of upright conversation."

wicked (Strong's 7563) morally wrong, bad person, guilty, ungodly, wicked or that did wrong; (from Strong's 7561) to be wrong, to disturb, violate, make trouble or do wicked;
drawn out (Strong's 6605) to open wide, loosen, begin, caves or plough;
sword (Strong's 2719) drought, cutting instrument or knife; (from Strong's 2717) to parch, desolate, destroy or kill;
bent (Strong's 1869) to tread, walk, lead or guide;
bow (Strong's 7198) bow (for hunting, battle); (from Strong's 7185) to be hard, be severe, be fierce, be harsh, and (from Strong's 6983) to lay bait or lure, lay a snare or lure;
cast down (Strong's 5307) to fall, be judged, divide, cease or inferior;
poor (Strong's 6041) depressed in mind and circumstances; (from Strong's 6031) looking down, depress, abase, afflict or defile;
needy (Strong's 34) destitute, needy or poor;
slay (Strong's 2873) to slaughter (animals or men) or kill;
upright (Strong's 3477) straight or upright; (from Strong's 3474) to be upright, right, just, straight or made level;
conversation (Strong's 1870) a road (as trodden), course of life or mode, conversation, custom, manner or passenger; (from Strong's 1869) to tread, to walk, to string a bow (by treading on it in bending).

So know that this world is not fair, but dear God is Faithful and Fair to those that love Him and go to Him for Cover and Protection. There will be negativity out there, so you need to make the effort to have an attitude of faith. Keep your confidence not in you, but in Almighty God, Who is All Powerful and All Knowing. He sees what it is going on in your life, and always corrects for your benefit and makes sure that you are cared for. It does take a condition on your part and that is to go to Him and be there for Him. Keep your faith in Him keeping your attention focused on Him.

The Word is a place to see how to defend and prevail in the world of conflict and challenges. Know that because you love dear God all of His enemies are yours including Satan. So keep open-minded always using sound judgment based in what HE has written to you. Let's see here in:

Ephesians 6:16 "Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked."

shield (Strong's 2375) a large shield (as door-shaped)); (from Strong's 2374) a portal or entrance (the opening or the closure), door or gate;
faith (Strong's 4102) persuasion
fiery (Strong's 4448) to be ignited, glow or refined; (from Strong's 4442) fire or fiery;
darts (Strong's 956) a missile, spear, arrow or dart;
wicked (Strong's 4190) hurtful, evil (in effect or influence), so character, ill, diseased, vicious, guilt or malice.

So keep up that shield, which is His Shield over your life. That way when the arrows from those that are hurtful are shot at you, you have cover in your faith for Him.

Thank Him for that cover and ask that He cover your family and friends. He hears you so go to Him. Ask Him to keep you faithful to Him, that way you can go out there and do more for Him keeping your confidence and positive attitude.

Finally, keep your faith in Him and be confident. You have that One, Almighty God, right there in front of you. Keep focused on Him, so you do not let the little things of this world pull you down. Take control of your life by keeping with Him. He will love you for that. Show Him you faith that He is there and loves you so much.


Thanks dear God for Your Love and Your Faith,


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Linda Watson Owen10/10/05
Very good advice.
Maxx .10/11/05
Wow... what a rallying cry. Strong writing.. direct and to the point and clear as a bell.
Garnet Miller 10/13/05
We are living in treacherous times. Very good advice.
Tammy Johnson10/14/05
You very definately have good things to say! Great advice. It got a bit long reading through all the definitions. I think I missed the "flower" part, sorry. I am not usually an out-of-the-box thinker. But I found wonderful truth and advice in your article. Thanks!
Cassie Memmer10/15/05
I also missed any flower connection, but a good Bible study!