Faith Comes by Hearing

by | Aug 20, 2011 | Purpose & Identity

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. —Romans 10:17

You have faith in what you can see, touch and understand. You did not stand in front of your chair and debate whether or not it would hold you before you sat down. Why? You trusted the chair. You had prior experience with the chair and knew the chair had always held you. Your knowledge surpassed your fear that the chair would fail. You had faith.

Faith in God comes through the study of His Word, learning who He is, how He behaves and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. As the Holy Spirit leads you into truth, you learn that God loves you and is ready to do anything for you. That knowledge produces understanding, understanding produces trust, and trust produces the faith to believe for your miracle.

Seek Him in His Word. Learn about Him. Let the Holy Spirit show you the Father’s heart. Faith is simply knowing God. Faith says, “I can trust Him to be who He says He is. I can trust Him to do what He says He will do.”

Hearing goes beyond listening and understanding. The faith that comes by hearing is a hearing that obeys God. Do you have ears to hear and a heart to obey?

Lord, tune my ears to hear all that You
say. Give me a new heart to obey all
that I hear from You. Amen.

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