Should You Live By Fate or By Faith?
1Thessalonians 2:13-For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
Romans 10:17-So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God
Hebrews 11:1-Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
1Peter 1:24-For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
1Peter 1:25-But the word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
As a Christian, faith is an important aspect of our lives. The bible says faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God, which goes to show the importance of reading scriptures and gospel based communication. It does not only talk about how faith comes but how it stays which is not just by initially hearing the word but continually, yes, by “hearing and hearing”, and because Jesus is faithful and his word is true, we should believe the words of scriptures, the bible says he is the way, the truth and the life.
Growing in Faith
His words give life. Reading the scriptures is a real faith booster and we are born again by faith but that does not mark the end of it, but a step forward. It is the will of God that we keep growing in that faith, just as seen in 1peter 2:2 “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow thereby”. Grow in his word and watch it grow your faith. Hearing the gospel can be likened to a seed being planted in our hearts; believing this word and developing in it is like that seed growing and blossoming thereby bearing good fruits.
The beauty of hearing and believing this good news is that it will remain in our hearts. When challenges come up, these words serve as a reminder that Christ has the power to make situations better, that he has promised to never leave nor forsake us, that He is never far away, that He is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all we could ever ask for, that all promises are yea and amen. The word of the Lord is our assurance of his love and it helps the fate of our faith.
Dear Lord, thank you for all you have done, for your word which is a reminder of your love and promises. Help me grow in you every day, give me full understanding of your word, so I can access all you have in store for me and my household. Amen
Author – Elisabbath