Faith 101 – Part 5
Faith Works By Love
“Where lives change and where life can begin again”
The thing that I am constantly mindful of is my love walk. My love walk is
connected to so much of my life. My words, my actions, my body language, and
even my attitude. We all must be mindful.
God puts so much emphasis to on our love for others and toward Him, that we
must pay close attention to it as we live our daily lives.
We should study love and learn what it looks like to God and examine our lives to
see if we are exhibiting these traits and habits in our lives.
Of course, if anyone knows me at all, my favorite chapter in scripture is 1
Corinthians 13. They are not my favorite verses of scriptures because I live them
so well, but rather they are a constant reminder to me of what I need to work on.
I must follow them for the rest of my life to please and honor the command of
God. He gave us a “cheat sheet” you might say to follow to get it right. Write it on
your arm or the inside of your hand to remind you of your daily walk. Remember
when you did that for a test in school to cheat on the test. The great part is that
you won’t get in trouble for it this time. Lol!
6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but
faith working through love.
The Jewish nation felt that their actions through the flesh would prove their faith,
but it isn’t through our flesh that we prove our love, but rather through our love
in our heart we prove to God our faith in Him.
We try to do a lot of things through our actions, like cleaning the church, or
working in the children’s area or going to a rehabilitation center to visit, but it is
the condition of our heart as we do these things, that touches the heart of God. If
we are doing these things to be seen by men, then we have our reward, which is
the praises of others. However, it must be our love for God that moves us to do all
things. He is the rewarder and lover of our souls. This should be the only reason
why we do anything. Our actions should be to please God and God alone. Our
actions will come out looking just like God, full of love.
It is the love of God in our hearts that He remembers. He knows our labor of love
and will never forget! This builds our faith and causes us to do what we do. We
base all things on our love for the Father, which builds our faith in Him.
As our love grows for someone, growth comes with time and effort and
submission of our heart to them. Love is built over time, and consistency and
reliability of good works. You come to know, beyond what evidence you see, and
beyond what others would say… that you know you can rely on the other person.
Love is developed, and trust is grown, and faith is deepened.
When God comes into your life, through His son Jesus Christ, this amazing
exchange of information happens, and you begin to find everything you need is in
Him. Every word that He speaks, speaks directly into your soul and begins to
change you. You begin to realize that you were loved all along and that His love
just continues no matter what you have done and no matter what you will do. His
love wins you over because He is determined to love you, and you will find
yourself loving Him back. Then you know it’s the best decision that you have ever
made in your life. You believe the love and now you give love and faith grows.
Your faith grows in Him. You begin to have less faith in yourself, and more faith in
the God on the inside of you. You will come to learn that you can do nothing
without this love.
What should love building faith look like?
· Peace – surpassing all-natural understanding because we pull from the
· Joy – that I draw my strength from and it dwells on the inside of me
· Rest – in the One that loves me. Casting the whole of my care on Him,
because He told me to. And He always knows best.
Love will always win! Love will NEVER fail!
Love will always build your confidence and faith in the One you love.
Faith grows through our love for the One who loved us first and always.
Coming up next week: “How we grow and sustain our faith?”
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