Hebrews 11:1 says,
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
I’ve also heard faith explained as believing God will do what He says and acting on it.
So, how’s it growing?
Is God fighting for time in your thoughts? Or do they go to Him automatically? Does prayer come easily? Or as an afterthought when something goes wrong?
Paul tells us in Romans, our faith is linked to hearing the word of God:
“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17 NIV)
So, how’s your hearing?
For those of you with non-readers, the responsibility of making God’s word heard falls on you. But don’t despair. These principles apply to all of us:
- Read the Bible at the table. Even one verse before school starts the day with Scripture on the brain.
- Music: Play praise music. Often. At home. In the car. Change it up to meet everyone’s tastes.
- Memorize Scripture. Tape a verse in the middle of the table or on the bathroom mirror. GT and the Halo Express is great series for the younger ones. For you older folk, there is plenty of Scripture set to music. Win-win!
Hear the Word, out loud or through your favorite headphones, and watch your faith grow.
How many times each week are your ears exposed to the Bible?
In Isaiah 55: 10-11, God promises that time in His word is never wasted. What is competing for your attention?
What verse has helped you in your faith? Have everyone share a favorite.
Would these verses be a great start for memorization? Pick one. Give a prize at the end of the week for successful memory work.