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Build Your Faith Strong! - January 4th, 2023

(God Has Given You Faith, So Grow And Develop It)

By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome


TO THE BIBLE: “…God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”

(Romans 12:3 KJV)



God has given to everyone in Christ the measure of faith. He isn’t going to provide you with faith when you pray hard or fast long enough; He’s already done it. He’s given you “the measure of faith,” not “a measure of faith.” Each one of us was given the same measure of faith when we received the Gospel. According to the Lord Jesus, even the smallest measure of faith can move mountains; it can do the impossible: “…For assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17:20).

The Lord, however, doesn’t want you to remain at this low level of mustard-seed faith; He wants your faith to grow and be strong. Romans 10:17 tells us that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. The emphasis is on “hearing,” that is, the continued bombardment of your spirit with the Word of God. But the way to build your faith strong and make it effective is by exercising it, that is, acting on the Word. Your faith will be weak if you don’t exercise it. It’s like someone who keeps eating but doesn’t exercise; his muscles will grow big but weak.

In the same manner, God’s Word is food to your spirit. If you keep receiving God’s Word and do nothing with it, your faith will be weak. Weak faith causes people to stagger, and as a result, fear grips them, and they’re defeated by the crises of life. However, the cure for weak faith is putting the Word to work, acting on the Word. The more you meditate on God’s Word and put it to work, the greater and stronger your faith.

The Bible says Abraham “…did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God” (Romans 4:20). Build your faith strong by using it even in the seemingly small or simple matters of life. Exercise your faith all the time. Don’t allow that headache or pain; use your faith against it. Act on the Word, and build your faith strong.

Go Deeper: Proverbs 24:10; Hebrews 11:3; 1 John 5:4

Speak: Dear Father, I thank you for your Word that bolsters faith in my spirit and causes me to see and do the impossible. I’m developing my faith and building it strong by meditating, declaring and acting on the Word. I live in victory, always and forever, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR Matthew 4, Genesis 9-11

TWO YEAR Acts 7:1-11, Nehemiah 7-8

Act: Create a “growing faith schedule” showing the times you’d listen to and study God’s Word every day of this year. Include in it a daily plan to put the Word you hear to work to make your faith strong.


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