We all know that the Christian walk begins with faith in Jesus for the salvation of our soul. But faith is not a one time act; it is a lifelong pathway for every believer that desires an eternity with Christ. Hebrews 11:6 clearly states that faith is of great importance in our journey with Christ; ?Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.?
The faith of new believers most times is immature and often weak because they don?t have a deep understanding of the heavenly Father yet. Therefore, when trials and challenges come, the tendency to look at the problem rather than at God is high. But our confidence in the Lord begins to increase as we spend more time studying His Word and growing in our knowledge of Him. The more we learn what pleases the Lord, the more confident and mature we become in the Lord.
Another way the faith of a believer matures is through trials. The challenge a believer goes through boosts their faith and makes them to look unto the Lord for deliverance. In our text today, Jesus? disciples became frightened when the storm arose and cried out to Him for help. A believer that is not strongly rooted in Lord could be set off guard if he finds himself in a desperate situation like the disciples with no way of escape. Is your faith still immature? Are you easily shaken in the face of trials? Trust God for maturity needed to grow from drinking milk to cracking bones.
MEDITATION- Hebrews 11:6
PRAYER- Help me oh Lord, let my faith in you in the face of trials be unwavering in Jesus name. May my focus always be on you instead of my problems in Jesus name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR- ROMANS 1