Sermon for today :The Habit of Faith
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Living by faith in God takes the pressure off of us and allows us to enjoy all of life in a greater way.
Faith is God’s will, and I believe it can and should become our habit. The Bible says in
Hebrews 11:6 that without faith we cannot please God.
Romans 14:23b says that anything we do that is not done in faith is sin. Romans 1:17 says that righteousness is revealed in
God’s Word, and that it leads us from faith to faith.
To me this means that we should be in faith at all times.
It should be our habit! Faith is trusting in what God says in His Word, even
though you may not have any evidence of its reality yet.
Faith is what connects us to an omnipotent God. When we fail to depend on God’s dependability, we short-circuit faith, bringing two tragic results: powerlessness and hopelessness.
Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of
things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].
For we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus [the leaning of your entire human personality on Him in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness] and of the love which you [have and show] for all the saints (God’s consecrated ones). Colossians 1:4
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These two Scriptures give us a very clear definition of what faith is. Faith fills us with hopeful expectation.
True faith is never found alone; it is always
accompanied by expectation. The man who believes the promises of God expects to see them fulfilled.
Where there is no expectation, there is no faith.
A. W. Tozer
God’s will is for us to live by faith at all times. You might be thinking of all the bad habits that you need to break and all
the good ones you need to make, and you feel overwhelmed.
Your mind wants to think, “This is just too much, I will never be able to do this.” This is where faith comes in. You can say,“I don’t know how I am going to do it, but I am expecting God’s help. With God all things are possible.”
Just make a beginning and keep going day after day. Be encouraged by any progress you make and refuse to be
discouraged by how far you think you have to go.
God is pleased that you have made a beginning toward forming better habits.