Thursday, May 28, 2009

Building Your Faith - Part 3 - Resolve

Part 1 of this mini-series on building your faith was about reading your Bible as a way to build your faith. Part 2 was about praying as a faith builder. This time, let's consider something that gone out of style in much of today's society - resolve and commitment.

How do I build my faith?

Forget the candy covered sermons you have heard. (Ooooh, did I just say that?) Having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is not always convenient nor is it often very easy. In fact, it takes a good deal of "focus." Distractions will always be a phone call or television show away. There will always be an American Idol or a Jon and Kate to turn our attention from the things of God. But, despite the constant overloads of life, you have to make-up your mind to follow Jesus Christ no matter the cost.

The old-timers would say that if you stuck to something, then you had "resolve." Well, I don't know about you. But I am sticking with Jesus. The apostle Paul referred to Jesus as the "author and finisher of our faith." Take a little stroll through the 12th chapter of Hebrews. See if verse 2 doesn't jump out at you. But, wait a minute. If you read the Bible, that will just reinforce Step 1!

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