Word 4U Today

Faith Boost

Faith Boost

Catalysts make things happen. Alka-Seltzer without water has no fizz, flour without yeast produces no bread.

Faith is the catalyst in your life. Without it, religion is dry.

Talking about the Israelites, Paul said, ‘When the good news of deliverance … came to them … the message … did not benefit them, because it was not mixed with faith.’ So: let’s mix it up.

Without faith, reading your Bible turns into intellectual curiosity; sermons become something to critique rather than inspire; church becomes a social club rather than a rescue shop.

There are no prizes for memorizing verses or hymns – unless you use them as stepping stones to action. Faith requires you to move. There’s a difference between what you believe and what you trust.

You may believe that a chair can hold you but never sit down; only when you put your full weight on it are you demonstrating trust. Faith is the catalyst to action.

A gold medal requires you to win. The Booker prize requires you to write. An Oscar requires you to make great movies. If you want to see examples of God’s Kingdom coming in and around your life, faith requires action.

What Now?

Do you sense God is calling you to something that feels ‘out there’? Maybe sharing your faith in class or at work, signing up for that mission opportunity, preach or lead worship for the first time? Get some support. Go for it.

Verse of the Day:

‘…The message…did not benefit them, because it was not mixed with faith’ Hebrews 4:2 AMP

Joy Ferdiz

June 23rd, 2014

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