The Bible declares that the just are to live by faith. Every person who professes Christ as Lord and Savior has a mandate from the Scriptures to live in this manner. Jesus said in Mark 11:22, “… to have faith in God.” Another translation of this verse says to “have the God kind of faith.” Romans 12:3 reads, “…according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” Romans 10:17, Ephesians 2:8 and II Corinthians 4:13 all tell us this same thing and that is this; the faith we are to live by comes to us from God. The scripture in Ephesians says it is the gift of God. So we could say it this way, “every believer has a measure of the God kind of faith.” We don’t have to hope we could have it. We don’t have to work to obtain it. We do not even have to pray to God to give this to us. No, the Bible plainly says we have this as we have believed upon the Lord Jesus Christ. From there it is up to each person as to what they do with this measure.
As we said at the beginning, we are to live by this faith. So often Christians do not understand that for a person to live by faith, it is necessary that our faith be strong and in good working order. For this to happen we must read the Word of God and feed our spirits every day so that faith can grow. As we do this, the measure God has given to us will continue to increase as we walk with Him.
Let me encourage you today. Get into the Word of God and feed your spirit. As you do this you are feeding your faith and your measure will increase and grow as you mature in the Lord.
Next month we will continue to look at this topic. We will look at the example of Abraham and how his faith grew. He came to the place of being fully persuaded that what God had said to him, He was able to bring it to pass!