Extreme Faith

The Bible tells us that it is possible to live a life of extreme faith. Hebrews chapter 11 gives us examples of men and women who trusted God in spite of great adversity and opposition. Such a life pleases God greatly, and results in a life of extreme power and victory over our circumstances.

**  Read Hebrews chapter 11 and write down your thoughts about these men and women who had extreme faith: _________________________________________________________




When God rescued the Israelites from slavery in Egypt He performed many miracles, including drying up the Red Sea so they could escape the armies of Pharaoh. They saw God’s mighty had at work, but soon forgot and began to doubt his promise to provide for their basic needs.

God told them through Moses that He had a place of rest for them to dwell in, called the Promised Land, “a land flowing with milk and honey.” But all they did was complain and doubt God’s promise. (Read Exodus chapters 3 through 20.)

They sent 12 spies to scout out the land and discovered it to be a paradise “flowing with milk and honey.” But there were also giants there. When they came back and reported their findings, only Joshua and Caleb were willing to trust God and face the giants. The other 10 scouts were afraid and convinced the doubting Israelites they were unable to overcome the giants. For the next 40 years they wandered in the wilderness unwilling to trust God and enter his place of rest. (Read chapters 13 and 14 in the book of Numbers.)

What are the giants in your life? _________________________________________________________


God has a place of rest for you. Read Hebrews 3:7-4:16. According to this passage, how do we enter God’s rest? _________________________________________________________


What are we warned against? _________________________________________________________


If you will simply trust the promises in God’s Word, you will discover wonderful rest. That is extreme faith!

Is there something in your life keeping you from trusting God? If any of the following areas are keeping you from trusting God–confess them to God, and repent (change your thinking), now–before it is too late.


God can be trusted in all areas of your life.

**  Spend some time evaluating the list above, and write down any area with which you need to take prayerful action in changing. _________________________________________________________




Renewing Your Mind

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect His will really is” (Romans 12:2).

Walking in the Spirit is a moment-by-moment decision.

Broken Fellowship

Every believer sins and breaks fellowship with the Holy Spirit at times (1 John 1:8). Broken fellowship does not mean your sins aren’t forgiven. Jesus paid for all your sins on the cross, once and for all—past, present, and future.

Broken fellowship means that you are not abiding in Christ, and therefore are not experiencing God’s extreme power to live.

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