Have you ever tried to buy something using a credit card that you knew was already maxed out, only to have the card declined? I have, and believe me it was not the most pleasant experience. In fact, it was very embarrassing—especially because the people in line behind me observed the entire transaction between the cashier and myself. But here’s the point: Why was the card declined in the first place? It was because I didn’t do my due diligence by making payments on the card to ensure there was money available for use. I had exhausted my credit limit, so I tried to mix the spiritual with the natural—hoping God would intervene and somehow allow the charges to go through. Well, it didn’t work! Why? Because I tried to use something that was not appropriate. I was trying to use a line of credit that had already been exhausted, and God would not allow that to happen. It’s that way in our spiritual walk. We pull out our “faith card” and ask God for things, knowing full well that our faith level is not in line with our requests. Instead of believing in faith to receive what we ask for, we’re hoping God will somehow come through and make it happen for us. The Bible says in Mark 11:23, New Living Translation, “…you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.” Believing and not doubting—that’s the key. Don’t try and mix faith with doubt and unbelief. It won’t work. Instead, purpose to keep your faith at its maximum level. Study God’s Word and stay connected with Him. Then, when you need to use your faith card you already know where your faith level stands. You can pull out your card knowing, without any doubt, that it will be approved!


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