In public buildings there are regulations that state fire extinguishers must be in place every so many feet; and they must be checked annually. There’s no such thing if one building has fire extinguishers, then the building next door doesn’t need one. That is absurd; every building has to have its own.
The same is true when it comes to faith. Each person must have their own faith at work. Unpredictable circumstances of life can put a demand on our faith at any given moment. Our relationship with God is put to the test when no one is around to do our praying for us; that’s when we have to rely on our own connection with our heavenly Source. We shouldn’t be satisfied putting another person’s faith above our faith in God. If we do, that’s an area we should ask God to help us with.
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. (Psalm 91:1-2)
That’s not to say we shouldn’t ever have someone to agree with us in prayer. The Bible tells us to call upon the elders of the church. (James 5:14) But it’s not good to depend on other people to do all our praying—all the time.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Ephesians 6:10-11)
When the alarm sounds, that’s when our faith should rest in the peace of God so we can clearly hear His divine instructions on what He wants us to do; not squandering precious time pulling out our hair guessing and hoping we can get a prayer through. Our faith will remain in an underdeveloped state if it’s never used on more mature levels.
How much trust do you have in your own faith when the alarm sounds?
See you next week on Paulette Talks Faith.
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