As far as I can remember, most of my life growing up was spent attending a church service of some sort. Church Monday night (Bible Study), church Wednesday night (Youth Service), church Friday night( Prayer Meeting), church Saturday (Choir Rehearsal), church Sunday morning (morning service), church Sunday evening (evening service), and church Sunday night (visiting other churches). Now that I am an adult, I still manage to make more than one service throughout the week. This probably seems like a lot, and sometimes it is, but I find it necessary.
After a Sunday sermon and service, most are usually pumped up and recharged for the week. But then Monday happens, and it goes downhill from there, all the way until Sunday again, and the cycle continues. Making a choice to purposely stay in tune and connected with God by hearing his word throughout the week, gives me that much more power to deal with all the calamities that lie ahead, and even daily. The more I hear the word, the more my faith is fed and built.
There is not a day that goes by that I am not bombarded in some way shape or form (literally and figuratively) by something trying to throw me off spiritually. I could feel as positive as I want to after morning devotion, determined for a good day and then someone beats me to a seat on the bus and I’m over it. Or someone cuts me off while I’m driving and I lose it. Or I learned my co-worker lied about me and I want to.. well, you get my point. I realize that my faith is something I have to fight for. And the only way to do that is to continue to build it. “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17), is written for a reason. The more you read, the more you hear, the stronger your faith.
What do you do to keep your faith in tact?
Written by: Shenelle Wallace