Mid Week Meditation


Mid Week Meditation pt. 39

Submitted on: February 22, 2018

“The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach.” Romans 10:8 (KJV)

One of the most difficult things for folk to grasp is the notion that, if we put nothing in, we get nothing out. The truth of the matter is that reality applies to our work ethic, our life, and especially to our faith. I’m speaking particularly about faith that should be in our mouth, and in our heart; the faith the Apostle Paul says we ought to preach. Where does that faith originate and how does it find its way into our spirit?

Our faith, God’s provision for us, becomes available to us through God’s mercy and His grace. The Hebrew writer says, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for” (Hebrews 11:1). In other words, faith is drawn from the unseen domain of the spirit to this natural earthly space. The amount of faith we extract from God’s generous storehouse depends on us. It is the substance of what we hope for.

It appears difficult for some folk to comprehend how God’s storehouse of faith could possibly be full of everything we need. That is probably due to the fact that we try to understand God’s provision in terms of the material things of life. We think of God’s provision as tangible sustenance like bread, water and shelter. We look for money in our account, cars in our driveway, and possibly even a couple of the items our carnal spirit covets. However, God’s storehouse is not like a giant store at the mall. The domain of faith operates on a spiritual plain.

We may desire food and shelter but God provides opportunity. In other words, we will find it is the intangibles of faith that truly establish the value of faith. The Bible reminds us that “the just live by faith” (Habakkuk 2:4).

We are reminded that “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). Thus, no one can build a faith foundation without first hearing the Word of God. The Bible says, if we hear and confess that Christ is our Savior, and we believe in our heart that Christ was raised from the dead, we shall be saved.

It may sound oversimplified, but the reality of our relationship with God is that we have to hear and accept God’s deposit of faith in our spirit. There’s no need to prove our value to God. God wants us sins and all. The faith God deposits, is stored in our heart. Our heart holds all the deposited promises of God. All we have to do is speak the Word of faith. Paul says, “even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach.”

 

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