How's your faith? Saturday morning I awoke thinking about faith. You know. How some people have this great...amazing...long lasting...almost seems unshakeable...faith! How do they have faith like that? Is it because of how long they have been a Christian? How many amazing things they have seen God do in their life or in the life of others? Or is it just because they have a stronger belief than myself? I actually even had a conversation with someone in the afternoon about faith. I also thought about all of the amazing things that I have seen God do...before I was a Christian and since. However...I still don't know how to have...and keep...that strong faith! Now, I know that in the bible it says...
Romans 10:17 NKJ
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
I like the Amplified version as well.
Romans 10:17 AMP
faith comes by hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the
preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the
Well...needless to say...I have thought about faith a lot this weekend and I want to tell you that I do have faith. Without faith I wouldn't be where I am today. There are so many things I wouldn't be doing if it weren't for faith in God. Here's a small list...
Writing this blog
Sleeping at night...most of the time with my light off!!
Going to a life group...even if I don't say much.
Asking for prayer.
Praying for family and friends.
Most of all...I wouldn't be a Christian if it weren't for faith.
There are many things I do now that a few years ago...even some just a few months ago...I wouldn't be doing if not for the faith I have in God. The problem is getting...and keeping...a strong faith. A faith that is not shaken because of circumstances. I don't want to live a gung-ho...wholeheartedly enthusiastic...faith filled life one day and a ho-hum...weary or routine...faith filled life the next! I want to be consistant in my faith. I want a complete...undivided and uncompromised...faith. Is that possible? I believe it is...with the Lords help!
While writing this post tonight the Lord let me know what my one word is for 2013.
If I don't have unshakeable faith I will never be as strong as I need to be...as the Lord wants me to be.
There will be moments when things may shake me a bit but I need to only let them be moments. Never should it be days...sometimes even weeks!...that my faith seems almost gone.
I want to live a faith filled...whole heartedly enthusiastic...life doing what the Lord has for me to do.
How about you? What kind of a life do you want to live? Ask the Lord what He wants to change in your life this next year.