Friday, April 24, 2009

Hold Fast Your Faith

Lilly Faith isn't walking just yet. She stands on her own for a few seconds, holds onto things and walks around them and is learning how to balance. I'm sure it's a matter of time before she takes off. But why walk when momma does a better job at holding her?

I love this age because when I perch her on my hip, I can do anything and she still hangs on. I can be holding her on my hip, squat down to pick up something, bend to fold clothes, or reach high to get a pan out of the cabinet and this child stays locked in place! She's like a little koala bear. The strength she has in her chubby thighs would make you think she has a death grip on you. No matter what I do when she's on my hip, she's not moving! La-La knows how to hold on even when I move around like so.

Hebrews 10:23 says, "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering." So many times, we let circumstances, incidents and bad news in our life chop away at our faith. We say we have alot of faith and that we walk by faith, but when the heat is on, our faith begins to slowly melt. We second guess who we believe God to be and what we believe He will do for us.

If you are in a faith fight right now, Satan is going to make sure it's not easy for you. He will put mountains, difficulties, and roadblocks everywhere he can and tell you that God is not faithful. But, there is a fight to faith. This good faith fight requires a good profession. You must say what you believe to lay hold or possess your victory. How easy it is to say how we feel or how things look instead of saying what you believe.

Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4:13, "We having the same spirit of faith...believe and...speak." Notice he said 'believe' and 'speak'. If your faith is going to get something to your house, how would it make it there? You have to build a road or a street to your house. Our confession of faith should be strong enough for some Mack trucks and 18-wheelers to carry heaven's cargo to our address because confession always comes before possession. If you wonder why only a few things get to your house, perhaps you have built a narrow path with your words and you've never taken the time to build an adequate road without mud, potholes or trees along the way.

Our confession is born out of a rich fellowship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ. This isn't a superficial relationship, but a heart relationship where our spirit is in fellowship with the Lord. Our confession is born out of that fellowship. Your words will either complete your faith or they will defeat your faith. So "hold fast" your faith!

1 comment:

Samantha said...

Awesome word! "And the just shall live by faith!!"