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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Letting God's Word Activate My Faith

In summary of Romans 10:17 it says, “Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word about Christ.”

Bottom Line:
So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.

What this means to me:
My faith develops when I hear the Good News (Message.)  The more I hear and see in example from His Word and from other Christian, coupled with my own experiences of trusting in what he said, the more my faith grows.  People will hear the Good News (Message) only when someone tells them about Christ.  If the Word isn’t told, then there’s nothing really to hear.  This is a reminder for me to be sharing my faith and the Message with others.  In my own life, taking a step in faith can sometimes be a scary thing.  Left to my own, I am not very courageous, I often fear taking risks, afraid of failing.  What I have learned over time is that a person of faith walks confidently in life.  I become a person of faith when I let God’s Word be activated in my life.  Daily I am encouraged when I read.  There are times and passages in which  I find myself saying, “I can do this!”  So unlike traditional self-help books who can only tell you a course of action, God’s Word not only gives me the course but also gives me the power to do it.  As I follow and obey His Word my faith grows.  I can look to the thousands of promises in the Bible to continue to give me confidence.  They remind me that If I do what God asks of me, he has promised a certain result.  Today I will consider what I think God wants to accomplish in my life.  I will claim his promises and follow his Word.