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Day 8: Living Life Faithfully

Updated: Jan 29

A 40-Day Faith Challenge

Jesus tells us in Matthew 17:20, that faith the size of a tiny mustard seed is powerful. So, let's plant those seeds and reap the harvest.

The Seed: God's Word

Cleansing Rain: A Reflection on God's Word

Colossians 1:10 is the whole hope of this challenge- that you will grow in your faith and know God better and better. That is God’s desire for us, spelled out clear as day in this magnificent verse.

This verse not only tells us what God desires for us, it also tells us exactly how to do it. We are to live a life that honors God and produces all kinds of good in Jesus’s name. How will this help us to know God better? Because this type of living requires trust in the Lord. As humans, we tend to be more self-serving, than others serving. We would rather keep things status quo than make the changes God commands. We’d rather take the easy path than get our hands dirty helping a neighbor. We’d rather keep our mouths shut than reveal our Christian beliefs. There’s more, but I think you get the idea.

But as believers, we are to live by faith. Our hearts are to be open to the opportunities around us to share God’s love. We are to give sacrificially. We are to boldly (and thankfully) claim His name.

And here is the beauty of it. The more we walk in faith, the more we get to know God. The more we get to know God, the more we realize how trustworthy He and this serves to increase our faith. Once we start to learn more about God, the more we will desire to walk in his ways, show our love for Him, and seek Him in our lives.

Taking Root: Questions to Help You Dig Deeper

SonShine: Shining the Light of Jesus

Daily Sprinkle: A Prayer to Say Throughout the Day

May Christ dwell in your heart through faith- that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have the strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (A benediction from Ephesians 3:17-19)

In Christ,

Stacey Faubion


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