When someone comes to faith they see the huge difference that it has made in their lives
Reference: v.14 As for me, I will always have hope;
I will praise you more and more. (TNIV Bible)
Explore: I once heard that Christians are most active in talking to others about their faith for the first seven years of believing. On the one hand I can understand this. When someone comes to faith they see the huge difference that it has made in their lives and so they are more open at telling others about their experience. However, the sad part about this discovery is that it seems people become desensitized to God being in their lives. Do we just expect God to be there after a few years and so it’s not so extraordinary? Really, as we advance in our faith our enthusiasm and passion should increase as we continue to see God working in our lives in different ways.
Application: My pastor is good at reminding us that we are still saved by grace even if we don’t tell others about our faith and even if we are not enthusiastic about evangelism. However, if we want to increase our faith and come closer to God then expressing our belief is a good place to start.
Prayer: Lord, You are a generous, forgiving and personal God. Forgive us when we are too shy or too lazy to proclaim Your name. May we have the courage and the conviction to praise You at all times. Amen.
How could you proclaim your faith today?
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This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.