There is No Formula

Formula’s exist in math and science to find answers.
There are formula’s which make up atoms and molecules.
These are constants.

You may know someone with a “get rich quick” formula,
or how to lose weight.
Unfortunately, what works in life for one person
may not work in another’s.
These are ephemeral and untrustworthy.

The same is true with Christians.
What works for one may not work for another.
There is no magic formula which will work for all to
live victorious, happy, and healthy.

Someone may pray two hours every morning and night.
Go to church three to five times a week and
knows where all the scriptures are.
They appear blessed, highly favored, and grace filled.

Consequently, you try to follow their formula for praying
and after five or ten minutes you run out of things to pray about.

You know the verse but not the book or chapter.

Work prevents you from getting to church more than once a week.

So you try another formula and it doesn’t work either
and you wonder why.

God doesn’t fit in a formula or a box.
God leads each one of us in a different way
and He gives the grace to follow it.

Don’t look for a formula.
There isn’t one.
Listen to God, He is showing the way.

2 Corinthians 12:9
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you,
My strength is made perfect in weakness”…….

A Measure of Faith

Everyone has faith in something.
We have faith the sun will rise and set daily.
Faith the floor will be there as we set our feet upon it.
These are constants.

The faith put in jobs, cars, friends, family and ourselves is not.
This type of faith can fail.

But when we come to Christ we are given a “measure of faith”.

Romans 12:3
For I say, through the grace given to me,
to everyone who is among you,
not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think,
but to think soberly,
as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

An everlasting faith in God, Who will never fail.
It is a gift that grows.
Every Christian is given the same amount of faith
and every time we tap into faith by
leaning on, trusting in, and obeying God faith magnifies.

II Thessalonians 1:3
We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren,
as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly,
and the love of of everyone of you all abound toward each other….

The power source of faith is the word of God.
Just as water is a power source for electricity.
Without water–no power.
Without God’s word–little faith.

Romans 10:17
So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

The more of God’s word the greater the faith.
Faith is planted in our spirit and as we water it with the Word
it flourishes and is nurtured by the Holy Spirit.

Water your measure of faith today with the Word of God.