What does everyday faith look like?
October 10 - October 14, 2022 | Always Peachy Devotionals | Walking With Faith Week 2
I hope your October has been brilliant thus far and that you’re enjoying some fall-like weather. If you’re not a fan of fall-like weather, I hope you’re enjoying sunshine! And if you can’t get any sunshine, I pray that God will send you something to rejoice over anyway.
He’s always doing something amazing that’s worth celebrating. Sometimes we just don’t realize it’s happening.
This month, we’re talking about Walking with Faith. We’re getting practical about our everyday life with Jesus. Last week we talked about where your faith can show up, and this week we’ll talk about what everyday faith actually looks like.
Now, it’s important to understand that we’re not talking about salvation here. When we’re discussing walking with faith, this isn’t the part where Jesus redeems you. Jesus redeems you once and forever. Period. But walking with faith is a process. It’s the moment-by-moment, one-step-at-a-time living that we all experience, where we have to choose to do what Jesus would do rather than what we would do instead.
It’s not easy. Jesus never said it would be, by the way. Following Jesus in this life is messy and frustrating and difficult, and we fail a lot. But that’s why His mercy is new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-24), because every day we need a fresh start.
So what does faith look like in our everyday lives? That’s what we’re going to dig into this week. From what I understand, walking with faith every day looks something like this:
October 10 - Reading your Bible
October 11 - Memorizing Bible verses
October 12 - Praying
October 14 - Investing in a community
October 15 - Going to church
Doesn’t sound so hard, does it? No, those few things shouldn’t be difficult at all. So why are they? These five elements of walking with faith are contested and argued over. People get defensive about them. And, overall, they’re just really difficult to be consistent in. Why do you think that is? We’re going to talk about it this week and learn what everyday faith looks like.
Faith doesn’t happen by accident, my friends. It comes from something. It comes from Someone, obviously, but before we can walk with faith, we need to have it. So that’s why our memory verse this week is Romans 10:17.
Somewhere in your life, you heard about faith before you chose it. That’s how it works. Granted, maybe you read about faith first, and that’s how you found Jesus. But for many of us, hearing happened first. And once we heard, we could make a choice.
That’s why it’s so important that we are telling people about what Jesus has done for us. If they haven’t heard, they’ve got no reason to believe.
I’m so excited for this week, and I hope you are too. Praying for each of you!
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