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How To Measure Life By Faith

       Romans 12:3 has been a great word of instruction to me lately: “…Be honest in our evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.

         For several weeks I have found myself in situations requiring a higher level of faith than what has been normal for me. These situations have caused me to evaluate and measure the current level of faith in my life. I have not been impressed at the results of this evaluation!

         When I have measured myself by the level of faith in my life, I realize I have a lot of work to do to grow in this area!

         So I’m working on some questions that will help keep me focusing on the life of faith. Here are some of them:

1) Am I taking time each day to hear God speak faith into my life by reading the Scriptures and listening to the Good News of Jesus Christ?

“So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.” (Romans 10:17)

2) Am I faithfully obeying God in the normal day-to-day matters of life?

“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones.” (Luke 16:10).

3) Am I asking God to do great things in my life on a daily basis?

Jesus said: “Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy” (John 16:24).

4) Am I living today consumed in fear or confident in faith?

“But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.” (Psalm 56:3).

5) Am I facing life’s challenges with the strength and courage that comes from faith in God?

5 No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.
  6 “Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. 7 Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. 8 Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. 9 This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:5-9).

         More questions to come later. These are enough to keep me busy for today!

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