Build Your Faith Strong – Pastor Chris
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
…God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith (Romans 12:3).
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Observe what our opening verse says: God has given to every man the measure of faith. This doesn’t suggest that God is going to give you faith when you pray hard or fast long enough; He’s already done it. He’s given you “the measure of faith,” not “a measure of faith.” This means each one of us was given the same measure of faith when we received the Gospel.
According to the Lord Jesus, even the smallest ounce of faith can move mountains; it can do the impossible: “…verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you” (Matthew 17:20). The Lord however doesn’t want you to remain at the level of small or mustard-seed faith; He wants your faith to grow and be strong. Romans 10:17 tells us that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. The emphasis is on “hearing,” that is, the continued bombardment of your spirit with the Word of God. But the way to build your faith strong and make it effective is by exercising it; that is, acting on the Word.
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Your faith will be weak if you don’t exercise it. It’s like someone who keeps eating but doesn’t exercise; his muscles will grow big but weak. In the same manner, God’s Word is food to your spirit. If you keep receiving God’s Word and do nothing with it, your faith will be weak. Weak faith causes people to stagger, and as a result, fear grips them and they’re defeated by the crises of life. However, the cure for weak faith is putting the Word to work; acting on the Word.
The more you meditate on God’s Word, and put it to work, the greater, and stronger your faith. The Bible says about Abraham, “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God” (Romans 4:20). Build your faith strong by using it even in the seemingly small or simple matters of life. Exercise your faith all the time. Don’t allow that headache; use your faith against it. Do you require wisdom to move your business to the next level? Act on the Word, and build your faith strong.
Dear Father, I thank you for your Word that bolsters faith in my spirit and causes me to see and do the impossible. I’m developing my faith and building it strong by meditating, declaring and acting on the Word. I live in victory, always and forever, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 24:10, Hebrews 11:3, 1 John 5:4
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 4, Genesis 9-11
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Matthew 2:13-23, Genesis 4
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