Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Invaluable Measure of Faith

Romans 12:3... For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think [of himself] more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
There is absolutely no way that you can appraise the value of the measure of faith. Without faith there would be no hope and without hope we would all be miserable. Thank the Lord that God has given us the measure of faith! This means that everyone is born with the capability to believe in God and to believe in the power of prayer. What is the last thing that you exercised your measure of faith to receive? When was the last time? That's too long! The enemy of our soul does not want us to use our faith. he wants us to be controlled by our senses and through our emotions. He has been using the senses tactic ever since the garden of Eden. Genesis 3:6 says... And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. Faith is a guard against the weakness of the senses. The bible says in Hebrews 11:6 But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. So we know that with faith it is possible to please God. Use your measure of faith, even on the small things. I challenge you upon reading this post to make a decision to use your measure of faith today on three different scenarios and see what happens. Remember, God is not moved by circumstances, he is moved by faith.


~Cindy~ said...

Hey Uncle..
I dont think any of the reasons you listed are the reason for lack of church growth..I really feel like it is a disinterest in church period...

Pastors Ronnie and Ruth Schlinker said...

Cindy,Thanks for your thoughts on that subject. Do you mean a disinterest on the part of church goers or non-church goers or both? I guess what I am looking for is what are the underlying reasons for the disinterest that leads to a lack of church growth? Thanks again for your comment. I love it when someone leaves a comments. How is the weather in Glenwood? Tell Dave hi!