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Love Inspires Faith

By February 17, 2013 No Comments
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Love inspires faith. Why is that? Faith is expressed in love (Gal 5:6). Faith in God is priceless and powerful. It’s like a precious jewel that can be found by all, but it is only valued by some. It gives us the ability to overcome some of the direst circumstances while providing us with inexplicable joy.

Scripture

So what should we say about this? If God is for us, no one can defeat us. He did not spare his own Son but gave him for us all. So with Jesus, God will surely give us all things. Who can accuse the people God has chosen? No one, because God is the One who makes them right. Who can say God’s people are guilty? No one, because Christ Jesus died, but he was also raised from the dead, and now he is on God’s right side, appealing to God for us. Can anything separate us from the love Christ has for us? Can troubles or problems or sufferings or hunger or nakedness or danger or violent death? As it is written in the Scriptures: “For you we are in danger of death all the time. People think we are worth no more than sheep to be killed.”
Psalm 44:22

Questions

Do you think about the extent God has gone to assure you of his love and allowed that to secure your faith?
Our minds can be filled with doubt if God will come through or unbelief about what we think He has not done. Unknowingly we can feed our unbelief by allowing these thoughts to consume our minds and hearts. Then in those tough moments when you really need faith in God, you have so much unbelief stored up that its difficult to have confidence in God. How often do you reflect on God’s love, his willingness is to help us succeed, and how He enriched our lives? This would make our confidence and faith in him grow. Our faith increases when we believe God will and wants to help us overcome.

Have the challenges of life affected your faith and caused you to doubt God’s love?
It is easy lose our faith and doubt God’s care especially when life is challenging. We must be reminded from the scriptures of a Biblical truth that will never change…nothing can separate us from God’s love. During these challenging times we need to rivet our thoughts on the depths of his love to protect our faith. This helps our feeling about our circumstances not redefine a distorted view of God and cause us to distrust Him.

Additional Thoughts

Consider how much you mean to God for him to allow his son to die to free you of guilt and place you in a right relationship with Him. He is invested in the relationship and wants us to have all things, according to His will. Consider if you are equally invested. Clearly from the scriptures God is willing to go to any length to show his love and to build our confidence in Him. What distorted view of God must be uprooted and replaced with the Bible? What decision do you need to make in order to free your heart to rely on him? What do you need change in order to allow your heart to grasp a deeper understanding of His love that builds your faith? Faith in God helps us to know that complete victory (whatever that may look like) awaits each of who rely on his love!

Additional scriptures: Exodus 1-20, Psalms 33-34, Romans 5, Romans 8:31-39 (NCV)

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Stone Eleazer

Stone Eleazer

Stone Eleazer is the director of operations at the Bay Area Christian Church, and is an editor for BACC Inspire.

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