What a difference it is to talk faith and to live faith. One can understand faith, even discuss it, yet be unable to live it.
Why? Living in faith requires us to put some action behind our talk. You know the saying don’t write a check that your …. Well, it’s like that. It’s one thing to say it, it’s a totally different thing to do it.
Living in faith is not always easy.
Actually, as we walk with Christ and grow in Him, living in faith can seem to get harder. Why? Because we have to keep growing and in order to keep growing we are faced with obstacles that require us to put more action behind our talk. Following Christ is not about just talking, it’s about doing. It’s about maturing in character that changes what you do.
As we follow Christ our faith should grow.
Are you living in faith? Or, are you just talking about it? Do your actions display faith in Christ or a sufficiently of self?
As we grow in Christ we should begin to see ourselves as less and Christ as more.
He is the one. He is the One that we follow. He is the One that we trust. For we know that we cannot even trust ourselves.
“Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” – Matthew 26:41
Jesus is who we put our trust in.
“Jesus saith unto him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” – John 14:6
He is our life. He has everything that we need.
It’s not easy following Christ. Actually, it gets hard which is why so many people fall away. People get discouraged by life’s circumstances and resort to doing things their own way. They think at least they can see and understand their own way, as opposed to trusting in Christ who we cannot see with our natural eye. Following Christ requires forsaking sight for faith.
We value what we don’t see more than what we do see.
“For we live by faith, not by sight.” – II Corinthians 5:7
I know it gets hard, but I also know it’s worth it.
I know that Christ needs soldiers that He can depend on to follow Him even when the going gets tough. We have to show the world that His way works. It does. No matter how hard it gets, His way works.
No one in life is exempt from problems, but with Christ we know that we have the victory. For I know that He will never leave us nor forsake us. I know that He will never put more on His children than what they can bear. That I know.
I know that I am more than a conqueror through Him who loves me. These are the things that we must know and believe in order to keep on following Him.
As we follow Christ we have to know that we must talk and live faith, so don’t be surprised when circumstances come your way that require you to exercise your faith.
Now is the time to live your faith.
“Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” – II Timothy 2:3