In a world filled with constant change, advanced technology and growing violence, we must continue to trust and believe in the word of our Heavenly Father through faith. We must remember not to be shaken by what we see nor by what we hear, but continue to have faith in God at all times.
As people of God, we’ve been commanded to occupy until Jesus comes. We must stand with an unshakable faith to encourage one another to keep holding up the Blood Stained Banner for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for such a time as this.
Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen.” We all hope for better days to come to our families, churches, communities and work environments. We’re looking toward the day when sickness will no longer invade the ranks of our bodies, when people around the world will get along and love one another, when our streets will be safer, when our children will grip the true values of God and our nation will respect and return back to God our Heavenly Father as it once did.
Even though we have not seen many of the changes we’ve hoped for, there is an inner faith that keeps us standing against all odds, believing that a change will come. Don’t let your faith fizzle out my brethren. Continue to walk in the will of God by having an assurance in a living faith that will help you through this life’s journey. God didn’t bring us this far to leave us now. He never gave us a spirit of fear, but power, love and a sound mind, to help make it through these trying and tedious times.
Without faith it’s impossible to please God. We must believe that he is a rewarded to those who diligently seek Him, and that’s why we must not let our faith fizzle out, even though the enemy tries to snuff it out. Let us leave a legacy of faith so strong that others will be able to build upon it and strengthen the next generations to come. Faith, hope and love will certainly make the difference as we continue to evangelize in this world to convert many souls for the Kingdom of God.
Colossians 1:27 reminds us that the Christ in us is the hope of glory.
Friends, there is hope for you, your family, and your world. Don’t let your faith fizzle out.
Bishop Belita McMurry-Fite is senior pastor of Heaven’s View Baptist Church in Lebanon. Preacher’s Corner features a new local preacher writing a column each month.