Fresh Hope – 23rd July 2020

The Christian life is a building site. The outworking of your faith is an ongoing journey. Whilst your salvation is perfected through Christ, the full expression of the work of Christ in you is a process. You are under construction! Your life is under constant construction!

When you are building, work is involved. If we are going to ‘build our faith’, there is going to need to be intentionality and work involved on a very practical, day to day level. 

The Bible talks many times about ‘building your faith’. 

Jude 1:20, ‘building yourselves up in your most holy faith’. Did you read that? Building YOURSELVES up. There is a personal responsibility on us to train ourselves, encourage ourselves, and build ourselves! 

Not only that, but there is also a call to build one another up! 

1 Thessalonians 5:11, ‘Therefore encourage one another and build one another up’. 

Ephesians 4:29, ‘Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up’. 

Hebrews 10:24, ‘let us consider how to stir up (build up) one another’. 

Building yourself up in your faith means: 

– Making intentional time to hear from God.

 – Making intentional time to read the word of God. 

– Making intentional time to find people who will build you up. 

When I train at the gym, it is to build myself up physically. 

Here are some facts: 

– I don’t always feel like going. 

– It is not always easy. 

– Sometimes I am simply doing it because I know it is good for me. 

Building yourself up in your faith, undergoing spiritual training, carving out time for God is not always easy. It is not always what you feel like doing. Sometimes you have to do it simply because you know it is good for you. 

It will cost you to build your faith, but it is well worth the sacrifice. 

Whenever I finish a workout, I never regret starting it. Likewise when it comes to building your faith, no matter how you feel when you start, you will never regret building it!

Emma Burchell

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