May 9: Build Your Faith
The Word of God is powerful because it produces in us what pleases God and causes Him to respond to our requests; it builds our faith. “Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the Word of Christ” (Romans 10:17). “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible” (Hebrews 11:3). Faith is the result of dwelling in the Word of God.
When we practice the word of God, it becomes power to us. It should be your goal throughout life to build your faith because the Bible makes it clear faith is how we live: “The righteous will live by his faith” (Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38). We live by faith, not by sight. (See 2Corinthians 5:7). “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20).
You have to work on having faith in God and His Word. Jesus said, “It is written: Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). Your faith needs nourishment from the Word if you are to be spiritually sustained. Feed your faith by filling it with God’s Word and acting on that Word. The word of man is what man is; the Word of God is what God is. To live as a child of God, you must believe His Word. Note: Faith is simply taking God at His Word.
Let’s pray: Father, as I read and meditate on Your word, I believe that my faith will grow. Thank you for giving me the faith I need to walk with you through this life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Today’s reading: 2 Kings 7-9; John 1:1-28
Faith is Taking God by His Word.