Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Faith One Day at a Time…
“I compare the troubles which we have to undergo in the course of the
year to a great bundle of sticks, far too large for us to lift. But God does not require
us to carry the whole bundle at once. He mercifully unties the bundle, and gives us first one
stick, which we are to carry today, and then another, which we are to carry tomorrow, and so on.
This we might easily manage, if we would only take the burden appointed for each day; but we choose to increase our troubles by carrying yesterday’s stick over again today, and adding tomorrow’s burden to the load, before we are required to bear it.”
John Newton (1725-1807)
Faith is required throughout our lives if we are to first restore our relationship with God that sin broke and second if we are to live a life that is pleasing to our Lord. This morning let’s look at some of those verses in scripture reflecting when faith is needed.
Saving Faith is assuring me I will spend eternity with God in Heaven. It takes faith accepting God’s grace to wash away our sins. No work, person or organization can do that for us.
Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Sanctification and growing Faith! After being ‘born again’ we will need to walk by faith to please God and grow closer to Him.
God’s grace will sustain if we allow it to. It takes faith to accept that God can run our lives better than we can.
And when those troubles come it takes faith to trust that God is with us and even sustains us.
Matthew 11:28, 29 ” Come unto Me all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest for your souls.”
2 Cor. 12:9 “And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
How is your faith this morning????