“When all is said and done, more is said than done.”
A basic tenet of faith is this: Never
God never fails.
God’s Word (Bible) never fails.
God never makes mistakes.
Say those three sentences aloud several times. God never fails. God’s Word never fails. God never makes mistakes. God never fails. God’s Word never fails. God never makes mistakes. EVER.
Another truth is that most Christians are starving to death.
In the natural realm, our bodies need food to sustain life. We eat to live (unless, of course, we’re backward and we live to eat). Our body requires nutrition to survive and to continue to function properly. Otherwise our body will be weak and eventually fail us.
In the spiritual realm, our spiritual self (which is who we are) needs food to sustain life. We need spiritual food to live. Our spiritual self requires nutrition to survive and to continue to function properly. Otherwise our spiritual self will be weak and fail us.
So many of us try to function without any nutrition. We try to have faith based on feelings, experience, hopin’, a’wishin, praying, singing, laying on the floor prostrate before God (usually crying), hollering at God, and just about EVERYTHING but sitting down to the spiritual dinner table and eating enough Word to develop, mature, grow, and build up faith.
There is only ONE way faith comes (develops, grows) – by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17). Hearing here implies “the act of” – in other words, it is not a one time thing. It is over and over and over.
Hearing isn’t just sitting in church on Sunday and listening to the preacher two-three times a week. Hearing is getting that Word down into your spirit through reading the Bible and faith-based books; listening to faith-based teaching CD’s and faith-based teachers on television or radio, and streaming faith-based services.
So if you’re having trouble believing God for something – get into a feeding frenzy. Feed on the Word of God.
Read a good faith-based devotional every morning before you start your day. Get into the specific scriptures that deal with what you want to believe God for – healing, prosperity, peace, wholeness. Do a study program.
Feed until you know that you know that you know God’s Word is the truth and everything else is a lie. His Word will become more real and have more authority in your life than whatever problem you are facing, what you see, feel, hear!
Only then you will have God’s kind of faith – the faith that gets answers and victory every singe time!
You have His Word on it!