And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure[of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure[of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you — and more [besides] will be given to you who hear (Mark 4:24 – Amplified).
Faith comes by hearing! Faith in God comes by hearing the Word. So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17). Faith in recession, inflation, high prices, the latest health challenge, etc.,also come by hearing words. What are you hearing more of, man’s opinions, the news, the latest catastrophe, or the Word of God?
Whatever you hear the most of is what you’ll have the most faith for! We’re overrun with too much information bombarding all of us at all times! Make a choice to be selective in what you hear. If not, mediocrity and negativity will rule your life. Listen to the Word in your car instead of news. Take “Word” breaks throughout the date to keep yourself filled with faith to meet the challenges ahead.
Spiritual catch-up is a hard game to play. That’s what you play when crisis time comes and you’ve not been spending regular time in the Word. And in some situations you may not be able to catch up if you’ve not been feeding your faith! As Smith Wigglesworth said, If you wait until you need to get faith, you’ll be at a disadvantage.
Don’t forget that the Word of God is alive and is full of power! The Word will energize you inside. The Word will keep you from sin. The Word will build you up and keep you strong. The Word will bring the presence of the Holy Spirit into the daily grind of life. So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified (Acts 20:32). It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life (John 6:63).
Keep the spiritual fire ablaze in your heart today by spending some time feeding on the Word. Remember, what you give the most of your time hearing is where your faith level will be. Keep it strong!