1 John 5:4
"For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith."NIV
"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world; and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."KJV
Do we sometimes use the word 'faith' so often that we have begun to lose sense of the power and serious necessity of it? How is it that we are saved from our sins into eternal life? By our faith in Christ's death and resurrection. How is it we can pray and have hope that God will hear us? By our faith in His love for us. How can we stand strong against the evils of this world so that we overcome? It is by our faith in God. If we want our faith to take us to the end of this world and the eternal life waiting for us, we will nourish our faith with filling our hearts and minds with the things of God. We will be reading and studying the Bible, be in fellowship with other believers, and be in constant communion with the Lord.
Heavenly Father, forgive us for our lack of faith. Forgive us for taking faith for granted and not nurturing it as we should. Give us hunger to use our faith and strengthen it so that we will be ready when tribulation comes and when You come for us. In Christ's name we pray, Amen.