“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith” – Romans 1:17
LIGHT FOR NOW: Faith not expressed is not a winning faith.
To exercise your faith in Christ is to put your faith to work. Even though the Spirit of faith is given to you as a believer in Christ as a gift, you still have the responsibility to exercise it. Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith, and not of yourselves: it is the gift of God”. Whatever you receive as a gift, belongs to you, and how you use it is purely your responsibility, if you are given a car today and you decide that not to drive it, it does not negate the fact that you were gifted a car. The gift of God is without repentance (Romans 11:29). This means not God does not change His mind. He does not react. God’s giving is not a reaction of what you have done. Even in the secular world, there is a saying that a gift is a gift. This principle implies that once something has been given to you as a gift, not even the giver can take it back. According to our text for today, faith is a gift of God and it is given to everyone at salvation by the Spirit of faith. The believer in Christ does not have a faith problem (1 Corinthians 12:9; 2 Corinthians 4:13).
When you receive the gift of the spirit of faith, you are expected to exercise it by putting that faith you received to work. You will realize through a careful and deep study of the scripture that, after you got born again, you are called into a higher responsibility. This is why the Apostle Paul says in Philippians 3:14; “ I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus”. To further buttress this point, Apostle Paul announced in Romans 1:17 that “the just shall live by faith”. This clearly shows that the responsibility of exercising your faith has been shifted to you. It is now you walking in faith, living in faith and standing in faith. Faith has been made available in Christ Jesus but as a believer in Christ, it is your sole responsibility to rise up and exercise that faith. Remember, nothing moves until you move.
INSTRUCTION: Enforce the victory handed over to you in Christ Jesus.
PRAYER: Lord, I thank you for the gift of faith, I pray for the grace to always exercise the faoth given to me, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: Nothing moves until you move.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: ACTS CHAPTER 3; EVENING: JOHN CHAPTER 2