Faith is not seasonal

Posted: September 5, 2012 in Faith
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Romans 10:17

King James Version (KJV)

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Faith is not seasonal! Some people think it is seasonal. They think it turns on and then turns off. Let’s see why faith is not seasonal. Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God. If you have seasonal faith more than likely you have seasonal reading and praying too. Faith can not be built up by just listening to a preacher Wednesday night and Sunday morning. Faith does not come just because you opened your Bible twice a week. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God daily. Hearing the Word of God preached will encourage your faith, but it requires you as the believer to open your Bible and read it out loud for yourself.

Faith increases when you read the Bible out loud and then you pray about it. Faith increases when you meditate on the chapter or verses you read. Joshua 1:8-9 King James Version (KJV) This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Faith comes from your mouth and then it requires action. Your faith can also be built up when someone testifies about God blessing them. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God.

Just like a weight lifter increases weight to get more pumped and get larger muscles… The Believer needs to add (read) more of the Word of God to get stronger faith. Faith is what moves mountains, calms the storms, speaks to the wind and sea and it obeys. Faith believes for the impossible and trusts God for all things. If your reading of the Word of God is weak, so will your faith in God be. Build yourself up because no one else can.

My son and I were at the gym this morning pumping iron. I was teaching my son how to lift weights. Together we stood at the super squat press. I had him take all the weights off. I then had him get into the proper position and I stood behind him and told him to do seven squats. At first he said I can’t do it. I told him he could if he followed instructions. He listened and he did ten squats. It was great for his first time ever lifting weights. So then I packed on the weights and I had him calculate how much weight I was squatting. I squatted 405 Lbs. He just looked amazed at me. I told him he could do it too, but it would take him some time before he could. What was the lesson? I was teaching him that if he applied himself he could do the same thing.

So if you want to have the Jesus like faith, then you need to give the Jesus type time. Jesus prayed often and had frequent time alone with His Father. Jesus’ faith was without measure because He continually listened to the Father. Our instructions are the same… If we will just read out loud and hear the Word of God our faith will increase. If your faith is seasonal more than likely you have not put enough Word in you. If your Word intake is weak then your faith will be weak. Increase your daily reading and praying and watch your faith increase.

Just like weight lifting, it takes time to get big muscles. Same with faith, it takes time to build faith. Faith always increases and never maxes out. Read out loud, put more Bible in you and pray everyday. Start flexing your spiritual muscles of faith and expect great results always.

Be Blessed!

 

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Comments
  1. Beth Davis says:

    Thank you Pastor, that you always give the Word. You tell it like it is, no matter if people like it or not.

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