Have you ever come across something; like something you read or saw, that really got you to stop what you were doing and think about it? That happened to me last week during my devotions. The author of the book I have been reading expressed that “as believers we need to have a stricter and more biblical definition for the word faith.” I completely and wholeheartedly agree. We throw that term ‘faith’ out quickly and nonchalantly. We speak of having faith in doctors, medicine, the media, politicians and political parties. But when it comes to faith, the Bible expresses “faith only comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God.” (Romans 10:17) Faith is always directly related to Jesus and the Word of God and those two things are inerrant compared to everything and anything else. David reminds us in Psalm 20:7 of whom we should trust; “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” We don’t believe or have faith in just anything and everybody but we believe and have faith in what God says and will do in His Word. We can question everybody and anything else but we need to remember that “faith only comes by hearing and hearing the Word of God.”
1. John: Has been and is still struggling with alcoholism. Is in a rehab facility at this time. Please pray that God will take this desire away from him and that he may replace it with a desire for God and God only.
2. Barbara: Is still in the hospital with an infection. Please pray that God will take the cancer and infection away from her.
3. Matthew: Has been diagnosed with diabetes. Please pray that God will strengthen him and heal him at this time.