1/20/2021 0 Comments
Everything pertaining to God requires faith. Although we serve the true and living God, we have no image of Him. He is completely invisible to us . We have never seen Him
(John 1:18). As a matter of fact, we are commanded BY God, not to make any image of Him (Acts 17:29). So, in order for us to even believe in God, this requires faith.
Here we (Christians) are believing in a God we have never seen. We have access to the God we have never seen before, by faith in His Son Jesus. When we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior, we are given the Holy Spirit to live in us. God in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All of what I just said is hard to wrap our human minds around, yet we do. If you claim to be a Christian, this is it. ALL of it.
We Christians are faith people! Why then do we struggle so much with our faith? Faith pleases God! The Bible tells us that without faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). Everything that God does concerning us, is based on faith (Matthew 9:29; Matthew 13:54-58).
So, how do we strengthen our faith?
In the Word (Romans 10:17) it tells us that faith comes by hearing the Word of GOD. In this same passage (Romans 10:15-16) we are directed to find a pastor. If you have received Jesus as your Savior, you should be under a church "covering." We all need to be under anointed (pastors) men and women of God. These people help explain the Bible more perfectly.
Also, we are commanded by God to assemble with other believers (Hebrews 10:25). We cannot be Christians by ourselves! There IS no "Just me and God" in Christianity. We are to be accountable to one another, bear one another's burdens, build one another up, and pray for one another. In order to do any of that, we have to meet one another! Church is the place for that; For so many great things. There are many Christians who feel like they don't need church for one reason or another. I would venture to ask you, how's your faith?
Spend time in the Word of God
(Bible). Study the Word
(2 Timothy 2:15). Meditate on the Word. Listen to the Word if you prefer to take a break from reading it. Remember faith comes by HEARING the Word of God. It's not supposed to be religious. You don't have to read a certain amount, and don't read the Bible like a book. Study the Bible a little at a time, and meditate on what you've learned.
Always remember to have faith in GOD
(Matthew 11:22)! After all, is ANYTHING too hard for God?!
Prophetess Chasity Daniel