Bulldog faith

This is not my Samson, in fact, I shamelessly pulled this photo off the internet, and hopefully the owner of said photo does not read my blog and send me a bill, or worse, sue me. But due to the fact that I only had about 40 readers yesterday, most of you being my friends and family, I’m not too worried. (Isn’t he cute?)

I started writing this post thinking about the concept of bulldog faith, that tenacious kind of faith that grabs hold of God’s Word with a ferocious grip and won’t let go until victory is reached. And I love that and it’s honorable and as they say in my circles, “That’ll preach.” But the Holy Spirit stopped me and brought me to a new perspective of bulldog faith that I don’t think we give much thought to, and that is hindrances to being able to hold on to something with bulldog faith. And it’s these hindrances that I want to talk about.

There is a difference when you know God has something for you and you are totally convinced of it and nobody can talk you out of it. You are fully convinced and you are not going to back down until you reach that mark. There are other times when we question whether God really wants us to have that desire of our heart, and we think maybe it’s just not His will, or maybe we just don’t deserve it, or maybe we’ve not been a good enough person. You know all these excuses, we’ve all used them on ourselves a thousand times.

My hope is that this blog post will open your eyes, as it is opening mine and together we will wrap our brains around the idea that God DOES want to bless us, that He does want to give good gifts to His children according to Matthew 7:11. Whether or not we think we deserve good things, I know God wants to bless us and take care of us like a father loves and takes care of his children. But He wants to do it according to the laws and principles He sets forth in His Word. That’s why he gave us this awesome promise in I John 5 where it says (and this is the Juli paraphrase) that if we ask anything of Him that’s in His will for us, then He gives us what we ask. So that tells me that whatever I’m asking for, if it lines up with the things He’s promised me in His Word and I hold up my end of the bargain by following God’s laws and principles, then He will give it to me.

I’ll leave you with this, if you don’t hear a word I say and think I’m totally full of bologna, I hope you will remember what my grandfather, a mighty man of God and someone who I know so many of you respect taught us, that God is a good God.

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4 thoughts on “Bulldog faith

  1. Lynn says:

    I love that other people are getting to hear all the stuff that I already know about you – that you love God with all your heart and that you’re full of the Word!

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  2. cindy says:

    Thanks Juli…. that was conformation for me today. Earlier today I was praying for my son. And I was using bull dog faith until the thought came what if these promises are just in my mind and I made them up… So I ask God and he said to go to my book that I had wrote all the promises and dates down when I received the words from God… So I did and it built my faith and I started to declare and pray in the spirit for over and hr ….word for word all the promises just as God gave them to me for my son! And then I read your blog…yep it was just the enemy trying to talk me out of my confidence.

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  3. JRB says:

    Really enjoying your daily postings on my BB — not sure whether I’m even registering on your counter since it comes directly to email, but wanted to let you know I’m reading, enjoying, getting some help,a nd being inspired! Love you! -JRB

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