Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
If you do not stand firm in your faith,
you will not stand at all
(Isaiah 7:9b (NIV))
There is an old saying that if you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. In this case, you must stand for God, and stand firm. Do not waiver from the Word of God, or the world will take a small stronghold that will eventually grow.
There is another old saying that you are what you eat. If you daily eat from the Word of God, then you will fill yourself with righteousness and faith. Faith is something that needs constant feeding and care.
Think of faith as a seed. If you do not water and feed a seed, it will die. It may sprout and start to grow, but without the proper care, it will wither and fade from existence. Faith is a seed that God has planted in our hearts. He does not tend the garden of our faith. It is our responsibility. We must daily feed our faith and tend it properly so that it grows as God has planned.
Faith is from God, but it is our responsibility to nurture it. If we do not nurture it, something else will take its place and grow. This will leave us with a void in our lives that will be filled by the world. Then our faith will fade and we will no longer stand with God.