Romans 10:17 – “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God,”
The activating of our faith can’t be separated from God’s Word, it is the establishing of the believer’s faith. In a devotional by Rick Warren, he states the believer can’t expect an instantaneous response in the development of our faith simply because we do not possess the capacity to handle all of God’s promises at once. It really does take time as we connect to God’s Word.
Faith is strengthened through the repetition of God’s Word in our daily walk. Repetition is what helps to activate the movement of our faith to help us withstand the test of time. In Exodus 23:29-30, God is saying to the Israelites, “You know these enemies? They’re bigger than you. But I’m not going to give you the whole land in the first year. You’re going to take it over a little bit at a time — one battle at a time. You’re growing stronger. When you’re strong enough to handle it all, you’ll get it all.” Can we hear God’s Word in the midst of our trusting him? What promise from God are you holding on to now? Take the time to allow the Word to put our faith into action.
Your Word carries life! It sustains our very being and for this I give You glory! Allow my heart to continue to be attentive to every word from You that preserves every promise reserved for me and everyone who is connected to my life. Give me hearing to understand Your heart for us and a transforming faith that will bless my children’s children. Your Word declares that heaven and earth will pass away, but Your word will forever stand. Thank You for the very Word that outlasts my circumstances…
In Jesus’ Name.