The power of an enduring faith
November 8, 2012
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.
A little boy went outside one day to fly a kite. Never having flown a kite before, he had obvious doubts. But his father assured him that all was well, and the kite would go up as planned. As the boy unraveled the string and watched the kite go up, he was heard to say, “I knew it would fly. My daddy said it would!”
As I think about the people who’ve impacted my life, I notice that every one of them had an unshakable faith in their Heavenly Daddy. While they often didn’t know or understand what exactly what might lay ahead, they trusted Him at every turn.
That’s exactly what the apostle Paul treasured as well. Notice in today’s passage that the first thing he does is to thank God for the faith of the Roman Christians. Now this wasn’t just an initial faith that trusted in Christ. It was a faith that took risks – a famous faith. That’s what Paul prized… their faith.
Some churches are famous for their preachers. Others are famous for their buildings, for their programs, or whatever. But rare is the church that is famous for its enduring faith. Be famous for yours and you’ll inspire others in theirs.
AN ENDURING FAITH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TRAIT YOU CAN HAVE. ENDURE IN YOUR FAITH AS A WATCHING WORLD LOOKS ON.
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