Strong in Faith

Strong in Faith

Heb 10:38 – Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.” NKJV

The Bible says that we are to live a life of faith. Sometimes when we hear a scripture like that it doesn’t always give us an application. The word faith simply means belief, that means we are to live our lives by what we believe. In addition, it says that we are not to draw back from our beliefs. Hear how the apostle Paul encourages Timothy, his son in the faith.

1 Tim 1:18-19 – This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck, NKJV

Paul tells Timothy to stay committed to his faith. We constantly have opportunities to turn from our faith. Often when we have difficult circumstances in our lives we are tempted to turn from what we believe and allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by our problems.

Even today we are in the middle of a pandemic, how will we stay strong in faith? We have opportunities to be fearful and drawback from faith. God didn’t call you to be passive, to be fearful, and to do nothing. Even though our application might be different during a pandemic we need to stir up our faith. We continue to press into God through prayer, reaching out to people, and encouraging one another.

It’s the enemy that would like you to do nothing, hide at home and reject what you believe because of circumstances. This idea of turning back from our faith is where we get the concept of backsliding. If we are not moving forward in our beliefs we are backing off or backsliding. We should not see a lack of faith as no big deal, in God’s eyes it would be the same as backsliding.

We must continue to remind ourselves of the promises of God, renew our minds with the truth, and speak the Word over our lives. When we are full of the word and believe it, it will ensure that we stay committed to our faith. You have to stay committed to your faith in order to receive from God.

1 Tim 6:20-21 – O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge — by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen. NKJV

The Apostle Paul tells Timothy to guard his faith; there is a commitment that we need to make to hold our place in faith. Commit to walking in faith and allow God to do great things in your life.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, I thank you that you are with me, you have called me to a life of believing in you. Help me to be strong in what I believe, help me to be consistent and not drawback or be passive. Help me to be doing your will and building your kingdom. Thank you that you have not given me a spirit of fear or one that draws back, but you have made me strong in you so I can overcome, in Jesus’ name, amen.


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