In sincerity, life is full of ups and downs and we need to hold onto whom we believe to succeed. That is the beginning of faith. Hope precedes faith. Without hope, there is no faith. In other words, there's an entity called hope and faith. These two elements works together.
Often times, we ponder on essential questions like: where are the things prepared for me concealed, if any? Fortunately, there are virtues reserved for you, waiting to be discovered. And those goodies are discovered in the Word of God - that is, the Gospel.
In Hebrews 4:2, what makes the difference between a Christian and any other person is faith. We receive the Word with faith and it profits us while they ordinarily received and discarded the Word. So, it did not work for them.
Meanwhile, how we preach the Gospel to others is also important. Do we preach Jesus Christ and His Kingdom or do we preach our own modified message?
On a Sunday morning, you chose to eat cereals and apple as breakfast. This ready-to-eat breakfast is similar to the Completed Word of God. It must be properly taken, explored and digested for it to benefit the body.
In contrast, if the served breakfast is wrongfully injected into the bloodstream of its consumer, it will become poisonous rather than nutritious.
Likewise, the properly ACCEPTED Word of God brings us benefits. It is essential that the Word communicate the power of God into us. When we hear the Word, it must mix with our faith.
Let's look at some attributes of the Word of God.
As written in Romans 10:17 faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Let's have a look at the pathway of faith.
The faith pathway includes:
Things that can go wrong.
So many things can go wrong, which may disturb or negatively affect your faith. Some of the factors are highlighted as follows:
Most times, we protect our children, assets, bodies but ignore our souls. As we go about this week, let us remember to guard our heart with diligence and TRUST GOD in all things.
Faith is knowing GOD!!! Have a blessed week.