Hearing and Faith
And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure[of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure[of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you — and more [besides] will be given to you who hear (Mark 4:24 – Amplified). So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17).
Faith comes by hearing! Faith in God comes by hearing the Word. Faith in recession, inflation, high prices, the latest health challenge, etc., also come by hearing words. What are you hearing more of, man’s opinions and the latest newsbyte or the Word?
Whatever you hear the most of is what you’ll have the most faith for! We’re overrun with technology and information availability is at an all time high. Make a choice to be selective in what you hear. Listen to CD’s in your car instead of news. Take “Word” breaks throughout the date to keep yourself filled with faith to meet the challenges ahead.
Spiritual catch-up is a hard game to play. That’s what you play when crisis time comes and you’ve not been spending regular time in the Word. And in some situations you may not be able to catch up if you’ve not been feeding your faith! As Smith Wigglesworth said, If you wait until you need to get faith, you’ll be at a disadvantage.
Keep the spiritual fire ablaze in your heart by spending time daily feeding on the Word. What you give the most of your time hearing is what you’ll have faith for!