Thursday, August 4, 2016

Use Your Faith

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

We read about faith. We talk about faith. We sing about faith. That’s great. But it doesn’t do any good unless we use it!

There is an element of action to faith; it’s acting, doing, moving - it shouldn’t be inoperative. And, it should always be growing! How does faith grow? By immersing yourself in the Word of God. Paul said, “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" [Romans 10:17]. So, listen up! Or as Jesus said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" [Matthew 11:15]. 

Reading/hearing the Word of God will help our faith to grow, because throughout its pages, we see who God is and what He can do. Seeing who He is and how He interacts with His creation puts things in proper perspective. 

Another way our faith grows is through use. Some people treat faith like a fragile, glass object, but faith isn’t fragile. It’s tough. It’s resilient. And like a muscle, faith gets stronger through use. The more you use your muscles, the stronger they get. The same is true of faith.

For by the grace given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think. Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one. Romans 12:3

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