God gave me a revelation earlier in the week. But I just kept thinking, well God that is just for me. (Maybe not) It's one of those moments where you have heard something a hundred times and you even believe it, but God gives you a visual in a different way.
My husband and I were doing our morning Bible study and then we started talking about exercising our Faith. Then God showed me, He has given us each a measure of Faith. (paraphrased) Rom 12:3 We have heard that a lot in our life. But what God showed me was that He gave us each all the faith that He was going to give us. That we didn't need to pray for more faith, He gave us each equal amounts of faith just like he gave each of us equal eyes, ears, arms, legs. Now when we are a baby, we have to start using our arms, legs.... to strengthen them, just like when we use our faith it builds us up. When God asks us to build up our faith, he is wanting us to use it. If you never used your arms they would become weaker and weaker until you could not do anything with them, however by using them a little each day and increasing what you do with them you build them up.
I've always been big on not letting complacency creep in, I personally think that is one of Satan's favorite tools against us, is to convince us we can do it later, after all we have time. I also believe that we need to be in balance. It doesn't do us any good to get fired up and go read 27 chapters in the Bible and not understand what we have read. Or like the person that is trying to get into shape goes to the gym works out for 3 hours, only to burn out and never go back. So we need to exercise our Faith a little each day, in balance. "Faith is the substance of the things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" Heb 11:1
In James 2:14-26 It says faith without works is dead. (paraphrased) Again this is a balance of faith mixed with your works or deeds. I heard someone say that your works are what you believe. Which if you break that down makes a lot of sense. You will only act on what you believe, therefore your works will stem from what you believe.
Work your spirit out a little everyday a little faith a little works and see how shapely your spirit becomes.
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