Righteous shall live by faith

I read a quote by Timothy Keller once that said “It’s not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith that actually saves you”.

This quote caused a major shift in my perspective on “faith”.

Many a times I’ve thought of myself having little faith. But then doesn’t the Word of God tell us that great things can happen if we have faith the size of a mustard seed (Matthew 17:20)? How can my mustard seed sized faith keep me going?

You see all this time I was focused on my ability to believe God when it was not about me in the first place. Although I can never boast about the strength of my belief in Him, I do sometimes feel pathetic about the times I’m struggling to believe.

That’s when I remind myself that it’s not how hard I believe but WHO I believe in. My faith can do nothing if my faith is not in Jesus. We come across people who might have faith but their faith is in other people or in certain things of the world. That’s the difference between having faith and having faith in God.

Hebrews 12:2 tells us that Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. So why not simply look to Him in times of struggle.

But there is one more thing we need to do at our end. That is to live righteously. Not religiously…..righteously. To be righteous means to be morally upright and in right standing with God.  This may not come easy but like always, God helps us.

When you ask Him, He’ll help you too.

So be good, do good and trust the Lord!

~Sharon

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