Faith is Expensive


" In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls." -1 Peter 1:6-9. 



Genuine Faith costs something. Even if its already in us - we choose how we will invest in it.


If it is genuine before, why must it be proved?
If it is free, why do I struggle so much?  Why must I pay a price to have a genuine faith and a faithful trusting in the Lord?


Genuine faith is expensive, that is why.


How badly do I want purity in my life? How badly do I want to trust Him?   How badly do I want to please the Lord?

"Without faith it is impossible to please God..." - Hebrews 11:6


How much am I willing to pay?


How much in prayer am I willing to sow?


What you sow, you will reap.
What you put in is what you'll get out of this.


If you want the gold, you gotta invest the gold.




If you want a relationship with God,  you GOTTA pay something.  You've gotta invest something.


What am I willing to invest?


Well....

"And the Lord said, "If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and be planted in the sea'; and it would obey you."  - Luke 17:6
I've since realized that I don't even have faith the size of a mustard seed.

What do I need to do to get that kind of faith then?


How much am I willing to pay?

Faith is expensive.

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