You may ask: “why is my faith is so important?”
Firstly, Faith has nothing to do with religion, with biblical or theological knowledge.
Faith has to do with life and life depends on Faith. Someone will say: “Does the size of my Faith Matter?”, Jesus said it is meaningless! Regardless of the size of Faith, the most important thing is that it is pure, and clean. Faith can be as small as a mustard seed, but if it is not contaminated by doubt, By fear, by pride, idolatry, by grief, by selfishness, by arrogance, by complacency, then this Faith works, it is alive and powerful!
You must protect your Faith!
Faith has nothing to do with religion.
All religions were created by the devil, he is the father of them all, according to the Scriptures. He takes advantage of the ignorance of people who think they know better by linking faith to religion, when in fact they are very far from the truth, in other words, they are ignorant towards the true meaning of the Word of God.
Faith has to do with life, intelligence and not with religion. This is why Jesus said we must love God with all our strength, with all our mind and all of our heart.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23 NKJV
God made us a promise and He is faithful to fulfil this promise. You and I believe in the promise of God, but between the hearing of the Word of God and seeing the promises being fulfilled, there’s a period of time. It’s one thing to hear & talk about your faith in the promises but to guard & protect it regardless of what you see it completely different.
When things do not go as expected, when you don’t feel motivated to pray, work, study, and to go to church … No matter what you feel or see, stay true to your faith in the Promises of God.
You will hear and see everything that goes contrary to that which is expected. It’ll be a test and to see if you’ll give up, because it is precisely what the devil wants. Do not be childish in your Faith, guard, protect, and shelter the promises of God. Give it due weight it deserves, because it is God’s and He will fulfill it.
“For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise” Hebrews 10:36 NKJV
Have you forgiven? Stay true to your forgiveness.
Have you worked hard? Keep it up.
Have you fasted? Keep on fasting.
Have you sacrificed? Keep on sacrificing.
Have you prayed? Keep on praying.
Persevere! Do not get discouraged, do not give up!
This is how we prove the quality of our Faith, and not by just saying “Yes, I believe.”
P.S. Have you noticed, people who say they don’t believe in God are always staying true to their confession of hope/belief; We as Christians must do the same by staying true to what we believe God can do in our lives.
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