Monday, May 23, 2022

Faith Comes to You

Faith comes to you by the Spirit of God and the word of God."So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God"(Romans 10:17). Faith comes to you, as you hear and read the word of God. Your faith grows as you "grow in grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18).

The Christian life is living by faith. Our faith in God will be tested through the trials of life. Real faith will stand firm through it all. In this world, your faith will be tested again and again. If it's not real faith in God, it is sure to fail. When it's real,"the testing of your faith produces patience"(James 1:3).

How can we have real faith in God? God not only requires faith, but He also provides faith. God does not believe for us, but He enables us to believe. It's all of grace, and the word grace means gift. Our relationship with God is by grace through faith. "We walk by faith, not by sight"(2 Corinthians 5:7). That's how we walk with God.

Thank God for the gift of faith. Feed yourself upon the word of truth in the Bible. Read and memorize the wonderful promises of God. The Holy Spirit who inspired the word of God is the same Holy Spirit who will give you faith and strengthen your faith. Faith comes to you as victory, "and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith"(1 John 5:4).