Monday, March 30, 2015

Whose Faith?

It Is Written, Ephesians 2:8, for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.
In Romans 12:3, it states that God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
As you can see, faith is not really a product of your mind. God gave each of us a measure of faith. It is the same amount of faith to each person, and it is more than enough for each of us to fulfill His plan for our lives. You don't get more, and you don't get any less.
Consider your faith as something that must be developed. It is no different than building muscles, or skills. The more you work on it the more it develops. You don't want a couch potato kind of faith, you want to have a superhero kind of faith.
People you see on TV, such as preachers, maybe even some people you know, they seem to have more faith than you do. The fact is that the same amount of faith manifests as dozens of levels of faith. The only difference is the amount of effort spent on development. Many people disagree with that, but it is a fact.
Before the world existed, God knew each of us and what we would do in our lives. He does not practice partiality, so He gives us a plan for our lives that is custom-designed for us. He makes all kinds of gifts available for each of us, including salvation. Everyone has the same access to the same things. It is up to us as to what we do in life.
Since God makes Himself known to each person, we can call on Him at any time and receive salvation. At that point He sends the Holy Spirit to teach us, help us, guide us, give us wisdom. As with all of God's gifts, we decide if we want them or not. All of this put together works to determine the kind of life you lead, everything by faith.
If on the other hand, you choose to ignore God and do it your way, He will allow you to do that. Your helper will show up too. Only this guy is not from God. This helper is probably the devil. His job and mission in life is to keep as many people as possible from accepting salvation and all the other gifts God has for you. The devil wants your destruction. When you follow him, you're showing your faith in what he says. It all started out with the same amount of faith. Which path will you choose? Have a blessed day. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You
Amen