14 May 2011

Strengthening Your Faith

Romans 10:17:
"So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." 
To fully understand this verse, you need to know that if you are saved, faith has already been deposited in your heart.  It is part of your spiritual DNA.  Romans 12:3 says that, God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.  Faith is something He has already given.
It is up to you to develop that faith.  It is up to you to do something with it.  How do you develop it?  You develop it first by hearing the Word of God.
The Bible—God's word—is the food.  As you feed upon it, your faith will be strengthened.
You know those body builders, men and women who are constantly pumping weights?  Well, if you talk to any serious body builder, one of the first things they will refer to is diet.  You have to eat the right kind of diet if you are going to build muscle mass.  Usually, their diet is protein-rich.
They faithfully drink their protein shakes and eat their tuna fish sandwiches, which, when they are consumed and digested, become the raw materials that build muscle mass.
As you feed upon and digest God's Word, that truth becomes the raw material that will build faith.  It is faith food.
Most people who struggle with their faith are feeding on the wrong things.  Faith comes unconsciously when you feed upon God's Word.
So today, if you feel like you are struggling in your faith, then change your diet.  Start feeding more on God's Word!


  1. The post is right on. We do need the right nourishment for the soul and what else is better than the word of God.

  2. The topic of faith has been the sum-total of my heart's movement over the past two years. I've been working on my next book; it's all about the heroes of faith mentioned in Hebrews 11. Throughout the past year of my life (my cancer journey thus far), I've made deliberate, willful choices to be in the "Word" despite my feelings, knowing that even reading it will bring gain to my heart (Isaiah 55:10-11). The seeds of faith that we plant today will be the strengthened understanding of our hearts tomorrow!

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