Living by faith
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”- Romans 1:17
God’s plan is that “the just shall live by his faith”. Someone says, “In our church, we don’t preach faith”. Then they are not preaching the Bible because it is the book of faith. God called you and I to live by faith. Faith is not hope. Faith rests on hope. Hope says God will do it one day: Faith says God has done it. The reason why people fail to get answer to their prayers is because they are mixing their faith with hope. Faith and hope are different. Hope is a good waiter, it can wait, endure, and persevere, but not a good receiver. God did not ask you to receive your miracle by hoping. You need hope before your faith comes but, when faith comes, then hope has done its work.
It is your faith that receives miracle that is why there is need for believers to be in church often to hear the word. As long as you are on earth, you will always need to eat to survive. So also, you need to take the word of God which is the food of the spirit for you to be strong spiritually. At conversion God gave us faith. There is no reason for us to ignore it and not use it. It is a 'servant'. Use your faith! (Romans 12:3).
In this passage, Paul was talking about the measure of faith. The measure of faith: the same amount of faith. So, He does not give me more faith than you. When we were born again, the Lord gave us faith in measure, what you now do with it depends on you. Without faith, you can't please God. The currency of heaven is faith.
We belong to heaven's kingdom that is why He gave us a language- speaking in tongue. He gave us a constitution of the kingdom which is the Bible so that we can relate with Him. He gave us prayer to communicate with Him. Faith is our connecting link in prayer to receive answers. If we are going to please God at all, we will need to walk by faith.
Faith is not optional because the battle of life is real. We therefore need to feed our faith to starve out doubt. Everybody on earth face doubt at one time or the other but the easiest way to kill doubt is to feed our faith with God's word.
It is expedient your faith solidly anchors on the word (Mark 11:24). When faith is anchored on the word of God, whatever they receive cannot be lost.
Prayer: I have the victor inside of me because Jesus is the author and finisher of my faith. By my faith I overcome all circumstances and problems of this life. So, in Jesus Name, I walk in victory and never in defeat.
Further Reading: Romans 12:1-3; 10:17
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Ezekiel 21:1-22:31; Hebrews 10:1-17; Psalm 108:1-13; Proverbs 27:12