“Keeping the faith is not a two-minute drill; it’s a long obedience and faithfulness over years.”
In our got to have it now, microwave culture, the idea of anything lasting more than 30 seconds seems to be an antiquated ideal. But keeping the faith is…
“Consistent trust in Christ.… Protecting it from distortion…[and] Passing it on to others. Faith doesn’t grow or deepen when we cower in secrecy. Faith strengthens as we go public.”
That is a great summary of “how” to keep the faith. I love the final part especially, that our “Faith strengthens as we go public.” Going Public about Faith in Jesus, is an area that many people, men and women alike have great difficulty doing. Whether it’s an inferiority complex, doubt about what to say, or just plain laziness, many people will not speak up about their beliefs. The Apostle Paul however, is a great example that if we want to “Act Like Men,” and become more like Jesus, then we need to step out of our comfort zone!
“For Paul, standing firm in the faith meant keeping it personal, keeping it pure, and keeping it going. Through his suffering, God gave him an immense clarity about what keeping the faith is all about.”
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