Why does this happen? How do we overcome the barriers to unleashing our faith?
Walk with me through a little exercise that may not only help us understand this but may even lead us to the answer of how to overcome these seeming barriers to unleashing faith in every situation we encounter!
|The original bathroom - YECH!!|
Recently we were blessed to purchase a home. When we first walked through the house, it looked like this:
Knowing this wasn't acceptable, we set about doing what it took to change this room so it would meet our needs and be pleasant to be in. Now, it looks like this:
This happens because everyday we go about our lives, listening to music or news casts or watching TV programs or being bombarded at work and other places with a constant stream of negatives and worldly viewpoints that begin to replace the picture we hold in our hearts of our place in the world, our place as a beloved child of God Almighty. The truth actually begins to dim in our hearts, without the constant reminder of it through daily reading of Gods word, daily prayer and time with our God, and fellowship with others who believe and trust in the Lord.
This is why we read (eat) our Bible (bread of life) on a daily basis. This is why we encourage others and list reading schedules and give away bibles and constantly go on about putting Gods Word into our heads and our hearts. Without it, we FORGET. When we forget, our faith falters. We are less certain that God, who met our need last time, will indeed meet it this time.
If you've been following us, you know that for the last 2 years, we've been harping on DAILY READING OF GODS WORD. Now you know why. Reading the bible reminds us of who we are - Ambassadors for Christ. Otherwise, we forget. We get caught up by the ways of the world, and then we struggle with things God didn't intend us to struggle with, like faith and trust in Him. He never changes. But we do. In order to stay on a path of righteousness, we need daily reminder of what the path looks like, and where it is taking us.
So we encourage you to read, daily. Our reading schedule is designed to follow our eating pattern, since Gods word is our daily bread. A chapter in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening. A well fed spirit will not find itself short on faith. I can promise you that. More importantly, God promises!
Psalms 34:8 Oh taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
As you journey down this road of faith, we would be blessed if you shared your travel adventures with us! How has reading Gods word changed your life? What ways has reading strengthened you and helped you through difficult times? Click on comments below, and encourage others with your testimony!
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