by Fenton Moorhead

Fenton Moorhead
I Corinthians 13:13
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love."

There are some things you just cannot do without. The
obvious physical necessities of life include food and
water, light, and air. Most of us could miss a few
meals and still make it for quite a while, but without
air we'd all be dead in minutes. But what are the
spiritual necessities? What are the spiritual things
we must live and breathe or we die? According to the
Bible there are three we must have to survive. They
are faith, hope, and love. Do you have all three in
abundance? God desires that you do! We don't have them
for sale this morning. They cannot be bought with
money, but they do last forever! The next three weeks
will be devoted to discovering more about "GOD'S BIG
THREE: FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE," and how we can have
them in abundance.

This morning our attention is drawn to faith. Remember
hearing about Jesus challenging the disciples by
describing their faith as "little"? He said, "O you of
little faith." It was no compliment. Jesus was looking
for "great faith" which he was known to compliment!

What about you this morning? Do you have a great faith
or a little faith or are you struggling to find any
faith at all?

Faith is such a necessity of spiritual life that
without it we will live in fear of failure or bogged
down in mediocrity. A life of adventure and excellence
is for those who live by faith.

Please join me in prayer.

Father in heaven, You are faithful in all things.
Teach us about real faith today. Thank you that your
word tells us "...without faith it is impossible to
please God, because anyone who comes to Him must
believe that He exists and that He rewards those who
earnestly seek Him." Give to us what it takes to have
that kind of faith. Challenge us out of shallow
living. In Jesus' Name, amen. For sure, no one ever
rises above their circumstances or medio ...

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