How do you build your faith so that your faith will remain strong all through the period between when you first begin to believe for something till the point at which you see it’s manifestation? How do you put yourself in that position of advantage where you pass the tests that your faith goes through, instead of your faith being snuffed out like a flame of candle light? What could Papa Abraham have done to not be weak in faith, retain his hope in a hopeless situation and eventually, against reason see the birth of his son by a wife that was way past child bearing age?
Yes, if we are like those whose heart are described as a stony ground, which when the word is planted in it, germinates and starts growing, then all of a sudden, when the adversities of life come, and the contradicting facts emerge, and what is “naturally realistic” and obtainable begin to attack the “seemingly unrealistic” nature of the reality of faith, then the growing word is killed by these things. If we are like that, the scripture tells us that our strength is small, our faith energy is weak. So, how do we build spiritual stamina?
Let’s begin by finding out what faith is made of. What is spiritual strength constituted of? It is knowledge. Spiritual strength is made up of spiritual knowledge. Remember that just in the same way a building is composed of cement blocks, reality is composed of “thought blocks” called words. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. So we are talking about the thoughts(or will) of God formed into words, which we have in scripture. So faith comes or increases whenever we come into direct contact with the word of God.
“…the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” (Daniel 11:32 NKJV)
Through wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; By knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is strong, Yes, a man of knowledge increases strength; For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, And in a multitude of counselors there is safety. (Proverbs 24:3-6 NKJV)
See you tomorrow.
YOU ARE CHRIST.