Open Heaven Topic:
GROWING YOUR FAITH I
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. – Romans 10:17
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Open Heaven 21 February 2023 Message
The Bible reading for today tells us that the day you became born again, God gave you a ‘measure of faith’. Ephesians 2:8 says that by grace you are saved through faith. In other words, if there isn’t that measure of faith, there won’t be salvation at all.
This also implies that faith can grow from the measure given at salvation or remain stagnant. For faith to grow, we must take certain steps. Our study today would focus on one of the steps, which is ‘hearing the word of God’.
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17
The first way your faith can grow is by hearing the word of God. Some people wonder why we keep coming to fellowships, listening to sermons and reading the Bible; it is so that our faith can grow. In Psalm 119:130, the Bible says:
The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
The more the word of God comes into your heart, the more light you have and the more understanding you get. It’s like someone who is driving a car at night; if the headlights are bright, he or she can move fast, otherwise, the person would be compelled to move slowly.
If the headlights were to go out completely however, the driver would be forced to stop. Proverbs 4:18 says, “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”
The more you study the word of God, attend Sunday School and Bible Study sessions as well as listen to sermons, the greater your faith and the brighter your future too.
God expects us to be deliberate about growing the faith we received at salvation. If however, you have not accepted Jesus as your Lord and saviour, you should do so right away so you can also begin to grow your faith In God.
Open Heaven Hymn:
I Am So Glad That Our Father In Heav’n
Open Heaven Point:
Study the word of God every day.
Bible In One Year:
Deuteronomy 1, Deuteronomy 2