FAITH REVOLUTION SERIES
PART 4 – WHAT RENDERS OUR FAITH DEAD
Our works of faith would be rendered inactive and unfulfilling if we are sufficient in ourselves. We must reckon that the Lord is the one working in our lives and He is constantly involved in fashioning our every blessing. When we begin to see our lives as complete, when we begin to see no need for prayer, fasting and crying unto God, we become sufficient in ourselves which takes God out of the equation. Our self-sufficiency robs God of His glory.
2. Lack of self-communication and self-motivation
In Matthew 9:20:22, the Bible says, “And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, if I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.”
Faith will yield successful results after the faith-filled person has inspired oneself with self-communication and self-motivation. This above text reveals that the woman inspired herself unto her work of faith. She put in an effort after she received inspiration from within. For us to produce results in our walk of faith we need to have a drive from within – an inspiration from our faith.
3. Lack of diligence in our pursuit of God
Many consider the Christian walk to be a free life. A life where you just go to church and do good to people but it goes way beyond that. It involves diligence and striving. A life where you remain committed to the cause of Christ and stick with it forever. People want breakthroughs in their financial lives, they want God to send them the right woman or man to marry, they have things they want God to do for them but they are not diligent enough in prayer and fasting. They are not careful to follow the will of God for their lives.
This lack of diligence and striving towards the will of God would render our works of faith as dead. Our faith would not yield our heart desires if we apply no effort or we apply it lazily. The Bible says in Hebrews 11:6 that God would reward those who diligently seek Him. Diligence is a quality we need to refine our works of faith to please God.
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