Yesterday I introduced you to my missionary friend from Brazil, Joanne Reutter. I asked her for something to put on Gloriadelia in Portuguese, something Christians say to each other in the Amazon. “Fique fiel”, she said. (Feekee fee-ELL) It means, “Remain faithful”.
How do we remain faithful? We must dispel our doubts. Doubts to a Christian are as viruses to a computer, they can crash our faith. How do we dispel our doubts? We must remain in Scripture. And add to that — prayer!
Here’s one of my favorite Bible teachers, Beth Moore. That’s not the most flattering picture of her, I know, but it shows how passionate she is about the Bible. And see how she’s holding her hands, like brandishing guns, picking off the bad guys in two different directions? I’m sure, in spite of her petite stature, that that’s her true identity in the spiritual realm — a double shootin’ gun slinger, picking off the enemy right and left with the truth of God’s Word! This is where she’d say, “Halelujah!”, if she were writing this. Here’s a better picture:And here’s something she said about prayer: (read with a sweet Texas drawl) “Some people say, ‘I don’t know how to pray.’ Do you know how to bawl and complain? — Do it! Pour out your heart, because He cares for you!”
“…casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” Romans 8:26
Are you feeling weak, caught in a storm of doubt? Listen:
Thunder may crash, and rain beat down, but the lightning flashes reveal His presence, and you know you are not alone. “Though my heart is torn, I will praise you in the storm…”