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Memory Monday – Week 64

I’m reading through the New Testament now and when I read over Romans 10:17, I knew I wanted to share it. It’s a verse I have wanted to post about for a long time now and reads, Faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

If you spend most of your time listening to secular music, watching mainstream tv, spending time with people who have worldly views, then most liking your faith will be in this world. Soon your actions and words will follow worldly views too. If you spend your time with believers, listening to Christian music, watching wholesome programsΒ (or not watching media at all), going to church, and reading the word, then you will operate in the faith realm. You will be more focused on the spiritual world then the earthly world.

We are called to hear the word, read the word, believe the word, and confess the word. But, we can’t believe and have faith in the word or Jesus without hearing and reading. Do you wonder why you have small faith? Why you are constantly negative? Why your problems seem too big to handle? Instead of focusing on this world, spend time in His word and as this verse says, you will have faith. Faith comes not by our five natural senses, but faith happens in the spiritual realm. If you make no time for Jesus, then you will have no faith.

Do you desire to become more like Christ? Do you want more fruit in your life? Do you want to see your faith rise up? Plant the word of God in your life. If you aren’t sure where to start, start with the new testament and read for a few minutes a day. Turn off the tv. Stop listening to the negative radio or shows and start listening to the truth and word of God. Faith isn’t going to be given to you – you will have to make a conscious decision and work towards it yourself. The best way you can spend your time is by spending it with Him.

Faith Comes from Hearing and Hearing by the Word of God

 

 

 

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16 Comments
  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 07:52h, 08 September Reply

    Amen! When I was working, my time for God was minuscule. My life showed it too. I was negative and very unhappy. Now that I’m home I have a routine of putting God first in the morning and reading scripture right before bed. Sometimes while the kids are napping, I read the word as well.

    I now know first-hand, that if I were to ever return to the workforce I would NEED to continue that seeking and searching for God… and regularly meet up with Him in my day.

    Lovely post Caroline. Pinned!
    xoxo

  • Gen Delali
    Posted at 08:19h, 08 September Reply

    so, so true! we need to fix our feet firmly in Jesus to keep our faith alive!

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 09:09h, 08 September Reply

    i try to begin each morning by reading The Bible while i sip coffee, and i’ve found that it truly does make me think differently throughout the day. my friends and i were talking about make a wish and dreams coming true, and one friend said she wants to travel the world, another said get a promotion, and i thought about my wish to ‘be a good Christian.’ my wish, of course, wasn’t what they expecting, but it’s hard not to think that way when you’re listening to Christian radio, reading the Bible, etc — it’s always on your mind!

  • CHELSEA
    Posted at 11:24h, 08 September Reply

    What a great post! I really needed to re-hear this verse this week so thanks for sharing! Love the reminder or this – “Faith isn’t going to be given to you – you will have to make a conscious decision and work towards it yourself. The best way you can spend your time is by spending it with Him.” Especially as we restart the chaos of the fall routines. Great words Caroline!

  • Kelli {A Deeper Joy}
    Posted at 13:43h, 08 September Reply

    Great verse! Thanks for sharing, Caroline!

  • Farin Vazquez
    Posted at 16:21h, 08 September Reply

    It’s so hard to distance yourself from the nasty world we live in. Television is almost always inappropriate, and even going to work requires being surrounded by those who only feel like they bring me down. Thanks for this reminder, I needed it!

    Farin
    http://farinvazquez.blogspot.com

  • Jessica Hiltz
    Posted at 18:39h, 08 September Reply

    This is SO true!!! Input=Output We must always be shutting the world out and putting more of Christ into us!!! Thanks so much!

  • Jaclyn
    Posted at 19:37h, 08 September Reply

    Convicted! Thank you, friend {as I run off to spend a little more time with God}!!! πŸ™‚

  • Jessa
    Posted at 19:45h, 08 September Reply

    This is so true. I know that when I listen to klove in the car that my mood is better. I just need to plan to spend time in the word.

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 01:27h, 09 September Reply

    Such wonderful truth here. We truly become what we allow to infiltrate our minds. No wonder Jesus had to pull Himself away so many times…away from the worldly-minded, self-absorbed crowd, to be alone with His Father..to pray and become infused with His grace and glory. If He had to do this, and if He pulled His disciples away from it all, how much more do I need to do this? I find that the more time I devote to being alone with Him, the more time I crave with Him, and the less appealing the things of this world are to me. Like the song says, “things that are nobler, things that are higher, these have allured my sight!” Glimpses of HIM and Who He really is so far outshines anything this glittery world has to offer…it just pales in comparison. Just give me JESUS! Only He can completely and permanently satisfy the longings in the human heart!! So thankful for these words, Caroline!

  • Finley
    Posted at 03:52h, 09 September Reply

    definitely! Reaffirms a lot of things I need to look at at the moment and what I title “easy” and whats not. Needs a refocus often as the wordly things fight so hard to distract!!! Hope you are well lovely lady!

  • Tiffany (A Touch of Grace)
    Posted at 13:14h, 09 September Reply

    I’ve been really trying to incorporate more Verse reading into my life. It’s hard, but I love when I do. I really need that positivity in my life.

  • Amber @ Amber Under Construction
    Posted at 18:08h, 09 September Reply

    A great verse and a good reminder to stay in close fellowship with the Lord. I can always tell a difference in my attitude and thought life when I’m not reading my bible and praying. Even something as simple as putting on worship music can transform the way I’m feeling.

  • Lisa
    Posted at 18:46h, 09 September Reply

    It’s so true that what we watch and listen to stays with us and seeps into our soul and subconscious mind. When I was a kid my parents bought me all those Christian sing-along tapes that put Bible verses to words. Most of the Scripture I have memorized came from those tapes, and I regularly get one of those old songs stuck in my head even though I haven’t heard them in 25 years.

  • Cindy Hasko
    Posted at 14:31h, 11 September Reply

    Hi Caroline πŸ™‚ I saw your blog posted on The Deliberate Mom #Blirthdaybash and I am stopping by your site to say hi ~ “HI !” πŸ™‚ My name is Cindy from http://www.inspirememama.com and I just started blogging last month for the first time. I’m trying to meet friends and “hang out” when it comes to blogging, when time allows, lol. I hope to stay in touch. I will follow your blog, google+, pinterest, bloglovin, etc… I hope you will follow me as well. Thanks! I hope to “chat”. ‘Great site ya have. Have a happy day πŸ™‚ Cindy

  • Laura @ Making Baby Provence
    Posted at 12:36h, 23 September Reply

    I could not agree with you more! I haven’t had secular music on in my car in months. I’m not even sure how long it’s been. I have been out of my car (in my grieving stage) for the last 5 days. When I got in it this morning, I immediately began feeling peace from my chosen Christian radio station. Thank you for bringing light to what I was feeling. I don’t know why I didn’t think of that!

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