Often times we offer words of encouragement to someone when they are in a tough situation by telling them the importance of having faith and trusting God. Yes, indeed we have to have faith when faced with obstacles in life but what about if we make faith our lifestyle. Live life in such a way that you are required to get out of your comfort zone and actually make an effort to exercise your faith on a daily basis. This is especially important when it comes to utilizing the gifts that God has placed on the inside of us. There are a lot of gifts that God has given us, yet we are either not comfortable operating in those gifts or if we operate in those gifts we don’t do it for the glory of God.
How do you exercise your faith? Well, the best example I can give you is to compare it to the same thing you do to exercise your physical body. When you first start exercising, you start slow. You don’t go and run ten miles, you start with maybe one and work your way up from there. That is the same thing you can do with your faith. Jesus said we are to have the faith of a mustard seed, and a mustard seed is extremely tiny, virtually impossible to see with the human eye. The same way that running a marathon builds your physical strength, exercising your faith grows your spiritual strength. Spiritual maturity will also come with spiritual strength and growth in your personal relationship with God.
See, to God, your life is a finished picture, beautifully painted on a canvas and He is watching parts of it unfold each and every day. It’s your faith and ability to not just talk about it, but actually make it a lifestyle that is going to help paint a new part of that beautiful picture. Remember, He is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. You were created to be a central part of the Kingdom and to be used in a vast way. Stop looking at your present situation as the end all, be all and exercise your faith. Just do it. You have a future that God is trying to get you to, but in order to get there you have to make it through where you are right now. So today, my challenge to you…Change your lifestyle, exercise your faith and see just how spiritually strong you will become. #iDeclare #exerciseyourfaith
Father God, In the name of Jesus I come humbly first and foremost repenting for not having the faith that I should. Please help me Lord to live a life of faith and trust in you. I decree and declare on today that I will live a life that will require me to exercise my faith and trust in you on a daily basis. Faith is my lifestyle and I will draw closer and closer to you each day. I know that faith without works is dead, so Lord I ask now that in my journey please help me and show me what I am to do on my part. Thank you God for hearing my prayer. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
James 2:17 NKJV “Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”
Hebrews 11:1 NIV “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”