Faith Building

17 06 2011

So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.   Romans 10:17

Some seasons in our lives are intense.  It requires a concerted effort to stay focused on our faith and ignore the many distractions that exist  around us.  The news reports, the doctors test results and maybe our bank statements may be contrary to each of our prayers.  The Word of God provides direction about faith and how to build it along our journey.

We know that Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see”  (Hebrews 11:1)

We know that And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.”  (Hebrews 11:6)

The passage from Romans describes how our faith comes from hearing the Word of God.  And the word for “hearing” used in this scripture reflects hearing in a continuous, repetitive sense.  Our faith is built by hearing over and over again about Jesus, our Savior, our Healer, our  provider, our deliver and our comforter.  It builds our faith to hear over and over again that Jesus loves us and is concerned about us. Hearing these truths repetitively through reading God’s Word, hearing the testimonies of believers, surrounding ourselves with songs of encouragement, all help to make us stronger. As we build our faith muscles, we should also think about how to reduce the distractions that are contrary to our faith including the negative people and other destructive influences in our lives. We want to continue to grow and become stronger in our belief in God and our relationship with Jesus Christ.



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