Measuring Your Faith
Every man has faith (Romans 12:3), but not every man has saving faith (2 Thessalonians 3:2).
When we fail to understand Gods grace our faith is reduced proportionally.
My faith brings to me in experience what the grace of God has already given to me.
Our faith comes to us by hearing, understanding, and believing Gods word.
In Romans 12:3 we are told that God has given to every man the measure of faith, not just a measure of faith.
God is no respecter of persons; he gives the same portion of faith to each person.
Mark 11:12-14, 20-24
The measure that has been given is the God kind of faith.
The reason we do not see all men operating in the God kind of faith is because not all have developed their initial portion of faith.
Faith must be made to grow, it cannot be allowed to sit idle.
Compare Mark 11:22-24 with Romans 10:9, 10.
We are not all at the same level of faith.
Weak and strong faith.
Full of faith.
Developing your faith is like body building.
Here we will assume that you are born again, and you recognize that Jesus Christ is the author and finisher of your faith.
Make two quality decisions.
To live daily by faith.
To live the love life.
As faith grows, your love abounds.
Put the word first.
Establish the integrity of Gods word in your heart and mind.
He who despises the word shall be destroyed.
The scripture cannot be broken.
The word of God shall stand forever.
There has never failed one word of Gods promises.
God is not a man that he should lie.
Faith begins to grow when the word becomes a vital part of our daily conduct and speech.
Meditate in the word. Joshua 1:8
Because faith is associated with the spirit man, you cannot grow spiritually if you do not grow in faith.
Write out what you read.
Look up Greek Hebrew meanings.
Read alternative translations.
Pray in the Spirit as you think about the verses.
Visualize what you have read using your imagination. Genesis 11:6
Put your faith on the line.
Begin to use and exercise your faith by acting on Gods word.
Faith without corresponding action is dead. James 1:23; 2:17-22
When faith begins to grow, circumstances begin to lose their force.
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