Ginrich's Devotional Blog

August 27, 2018

Faith is a Choice

1 Samuel 17:37 37 David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee. (NIV)

This is an example of faith.  Everybody has faith.  The question is what is their faith based on.  We have faith that when we cross a bridge it won’t collapse.  We have that faith because we have seen others cross the bridge without it collapsing.  We have faith when we sit in a chair it wont fall apart.  We have faith because the chair has held others.  We cannot exist without faith.  But, bridges have collapsed.  Chairs have broken.  There is only one place that faith will never be broken.  Only one place that faith can be put without being disappointed.  Faith in God.  Faith in God is eternal because God is eternal.  Faith in God is never disappointing because God is always true and keeps His promises.  Faith is something we choose.  We can choose to believe the bridge will stand and cross over or we can choose to go around because we don’t have faith.  The same is true with God.  We can choose to believe and trust Him or we can choose not to trust Him.  The evidence of God’s faithfulness is all around us.  It is in the very creation.  It is evident through testimonies of others.  If we come up to a new kind of bridge and we don’t know anyone has crossed it,, we will probably hesitate.  We have thousands of testimonies of the faithfulness of God over centuries.  After the first step of choosing to trust, to put faith in God, faith and trust grow with exercise.  The more often we cross a bridge or sit in a chair, the less we think about it.  The more we trust God and put our faith in Him, the more we walk in confidence with Him.  It is up to us to first, choose faith and then practice faith and exercise it so it will grow.  Let us grow our faith today.

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