“A Faith to Strive For “
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find my faith lacking. I pray that it gets stronger but sometimes I feel weak.
Please read this account of strong faith. 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10
2 We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. 3 We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4 For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit, and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. 6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. 7 And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. 8 The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia — your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it, 9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead — Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.
How about you, are you satisfied with your faith? I said earlier that my faith feels weak. Perhaps that is good. Perhaps this means my faith is strengthing.
Another scripture comes to mind. 2 Corinthians 12:10
10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
When we realize our faith is weak, we desire strength. The place to go for that strength is the Lord God. And when the Holy Spirit works within the believer, we are stronger than we ever thought possible.
But always remember, it is not that we are so strong, but the Spirit who lives within is the powerful one.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be Blessed, Be a Blessing;