Exercising Faith

"Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it."  (Ezekiel 36:36)

If we do not grow in faith, it is a great loss.  If we do not exercise our faith in the extension of God's kingdom, it is a great loss.  Our achievements must be greater and greater.  You must claim greater things.  While you are claiming greater things for the Church, you will get greater things done in your own home.  Your faith will reach out to those in your home.  Just a few words of yours will tell upon them.  Let us be repairers of the Church in our places.

Christian life is not the isolated life of a Sadhu.  That is not the Christian ideal at all.  When we revive the Church we are bringing great warmth into the people of  God and as a consequence the fire in you cannot be put out easily.  With a hundred live coals around you, you cannot grow cold easily.  "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; ..." (Ecclesiastes 9:10).  This is a part of Christian character.  Some people work in a careless way.  That spoils their character.  Do not put your hand to something you do not want to put your heart to.  You cannot teach yourself to be whole-hearted sometimes and half-hearted sometimes.  If you allow half-heartedness in one aspect of your life, it will spread to the other regions of your life.  Tennis champions do not play with mediocre players or with beginners because they want to maintain the tone and level of their game.  Do not join to work with those that are half-hearted.  Jesus never said or did anything half-heartedly.  When He called Lazarus forth from the grave, Lazarus did come out.  Seek souls!  Pray!  Mean business with God!  Claim God's promises.