"Our FAITH level is determined by our WORD level."
I was scanning the radio and heard this Monday while driving in the truck on the way home from a very blessed weekend in TX. How very true this is! I didn't catch who said it though, but it goes along the same lines as this Bible verse:
Romans 10:17 (King James Version)
17So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
This reminds me of one of my favorite sermons I heard our Pastor at home teach many years ago. (I'm sure I've shared this before, but it is one of my favorites, and this is my blog. :P)
I was in the nursery tending to the babies on a Wednesday night. Dh was in Brenham painting his mom and dad's country house. When we worked in the nursery we would get a copy of the sermon. I got my copy, and then the kids and I were going to drive up to see dh. (Brenham was about an hour and a half from our house) As I was driving, I listened to the tape. (ah yeah, cassette tape, it was the 90's-lol)
Pastor was saying that sometimes we need to audibly hear the WORD of GOD to get it into our spirit. He said sometimes you have to speak the WORD of GOD out loud so that your physical ear hears it, then it can get into your spirit man.
I had to listen to the tape over and over again. Then it all clicked! (love when GOD does that) We have to stay focused on the WORD! Sometimes we have to hear it, read it out loud so our spirit man can absorb it.
Now I realize this isn't what this quote was saying, but it reminded me of this story. Our faith level can only increase as our WORD level increases. Remember that saying? "Garbage in, Garbage out" Well that's the same thing as the WORD-if we intake the WORD of GOD, what comes out? The WORD of GOD-FAITH!
I have to admit, I haven't been diligent lately about the WORD of GOD...as probably seen in my posts of late. My apologies to you the reader and to my FATHER.
Blessings until next time!