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June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014


"Faith is God's Word, Activated"

“Faith comes from hearing the message and the message is heard through the Word about Christ.”  Romans 10: 17 NIV


For most of us, we are not confident or courageous.  We spend a great deal of our lives being afraid.  We’re afraid to take risks, afraid to fail and afraid of dying.  We’re not walking confidently because we’re not living as people of faith.

Do you want to live as a person of faith?  Faith is God's Word, activated in your life.  It makes God's Word alive.  It can happen over time or suddenly.


When you read a verse of scripture and suddenly realize, “I can do that!”  You’ve just had faith activated by the Word of God.  That’s the difference between the Bible and self-help books.


When they say things like "don’t be afraid or stop worrying" that may be a great idea, but you need a power to help you do that.  Therefore, we’d have to say that self-help books aren’t really alive.


God’s Word gives you direction; it also gives you the power to carry it out through the presence of the Holy Spirit.  Even better, as you do it you find that your faith increases.


It even goes beyond that.  God makes promises to us.  He promises when we act in a certain way He will provide for us in return.  That also increases our confidence.


So when you’re facing an enormous task, just remember, rely on the promises of God.  He’s always there for you.


Read His Word, claim His promise and then let faith be activated in you.


Peace in the Lord,


Pastor Don