THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
The strong man in the circus amazed his audience by squeezing the juice out of an orange.
Then, he challenged the audience, "If anyone can come squeeze one more drop out of this orange, I'll give them $500!"
No one came forward.
Finally one skinny, elderly man came to the front.
He squeezed the orange, and to the amazement of the crowd, TWO drops fell out!
The strong man gave him the $500, and asked, "How'd you do that?"
The man said, "Exercise sir! I've been the church treasurer for 36 years!"
1 Tim 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
Faith in Jesus Christ is founded in God.
Faith is the "gift of God," (Eph. 2:8) given by grace, to all who surrender to Christ as Lord.
Faith is surrounded by the majesty of God; because,
Faith is wrapped in the glorious Holy Spirit of God.
When we are "sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise" (Eph. 1:13),
the gift of faith is implanted eternally in our souls.
Faith, being founded in God and surrounded by God Himself, is the power given to each believer to "Fight the good fight" in this life!
By the GRACE of God came FAITH!
By faith comes the desire to KNOW God's will.
By faith comes the desire to DO God's will.
By faith comes the willlingness to suffer, if necessary, to know and do God's will!
It is "through faith" that believers are "kept by the power of God unto" our eternal salvation! (1Pet. 1:5)
Now, consider faith a muscle.
Muscles work better when EXERCISED!