One of the points made in the sermon last Sunday was that “the best way to grow in faith, is to walk with the faithful." To say it another way, “birds of the feather, flock together!" How ever it is said, it’s true!
I’m spoiled in this way, because I’m surrounded by others on staff at COTHA who ARE faithful servants of God, who constantly speak the word of God, read the word of God and together we TRY to obey the word of God. You might say, we’re working it! For me, this makes everything easier. We hold each other accountable.
The same is true with my personal relationships. We often talk about God, pray and support one another, speaking the truth in love and placing our faith in God. The truth is, I can’t even imagine walking through life without my faith which is knowing the love of God. Below in Ephesians 4:14 the word states “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, blown here and there by every wind of teaching. If my faith waivers, that’s exactly how I feel. I’m like an infant in the huge ocean of life being tossed back and forth by the waves, struggling to survive.
I am so thankful for my faith, I realize without it my life would not have the meaning it does and the heartfelt purpose.
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.