Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Four Acts of Faith

Two Sundays ago, our network leader, Ptr. Erika, exhorted to us the “Four Acts of Faith”. She said that Faith without actions is not faith at all.

The message came from the book of Hebrew 12:1-2, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.

Here are the Four Acts of Faith that she shared to us.

First, Strip off and Let Go. We should strip off and let go the things that slows us down to grow and to be matured in our Christian walk like our sins, bad habits, old mindset, past, hurt, bitterness, anger, pride, past mistakes, past victories, etc. Remember, God already redeemed us and we are now a new creation.

Application: What are the things you need to let go that hinder spiritual growth?

Second, Hold On. Our faith is not based on people but on Jesus alone. We do not hold on to our circumstances, we hold on to His words.

Application: What are some of the most precious promises of God that you hold on to during tough times?

Third, Move Forward. All of us have journey rather walk of faith. In those journey or walk of faith, expect that something will happen along the way but we should all move forward. Like what Isaiah said, “Forget the former things; do not dwell in the past. See I am doing a new thing!” How can God make a new thing if we do not want to move forward in our Christian walks? When we step or move forward, God will give us new things and what are they? It could be a promotion in your work, a lifetime partner, family restoration and salvation, business expansion if you are a businessman, healing, fresh fire or a new encounter with God, etc.

Application: How will you move forward in faith this year?

Lastly, Never Quit. Never quit on God, on His promises, on His words and on the things He will do for you. God never quit on us, so let us not quit on Him instead let us fix our eyes to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. We know that there is a great reward in not quitting.

Application: What should be your attitude in order to finish well in faith?

Specifically, in what areas (e.g physical, spiritual, family, career, finances, school etc.) of your life do you need to apply these acts of faith?



Let’s pray.


Dear Heavenly Father,

Help us o Dad to fix and focus our eyes to Jesus even the circumstances are favorable or not. We know that there is a great reward on those who continue to do your will. Increase our faith, Lord. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen!

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