Romans 1:17 New King James Version (NKJV)
“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
Faith is the lifeblood of our walk with God. Faith is what turns our tests to testimonies. This faith is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. (Hebrews 11: 1 MSG) It’s impossible to please God without Faith. Although Faith is what can’t be seen, anyone who wants to approach God must believe that he exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who seek him. (Hebrews 11: 6 MSG) The only thing that can make a Christian persist in his/her walk with God is their Faith!
Have you quit holding on to God?
Is your Faith rooted in who God is or in your circumstances?
Ways to Build Faith in God.
1. Trust God. Trusting Him means to be totally dependent on Him for everything; not taking any step without inquiring from God 1 Samuel 23:4(NKJV)
2. Take responsibility for the growth of your Faith. Take responsibility for where you are on your Faith walk; work to improve where you can.
“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge…..”2 Peter 1:5(NKJV)
3. Take action on your faith. Faith dies when action is not applied to it. It atrophies. Remember: Faith without works is dead.
“What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?” James 2:14(NKJV)
“But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?” James 2:20(NKJV)
4. Take care of tomorrow’s realities by making the right decisions today.
My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus’ name
On Christ the solid rock I stand,
all other ground is sinking sand;
all other ground is sinking sand.
Edward Mote, 1797-1874
Music: William B. Bradbury, 1816-1868