Living the Lifestyle of Faith and Power
God has given his children eternal life through the shed blood of his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. We did not earn this precious gift, and we did not deserve it. But God saved us because of his great love for us. But it did not end there.
Faith is a lifestyle. In other words, the effectiveness of your faith is determined by the way that you live. Many Christians come to God when a tragedy occurs, and they seek God from a position of desperation. But God’s word should always have priority in our lives, in the good times and in the bad. We have to strengthen our inner man every day! So when the battle comes, we will be prepared. And, we face our circumstances from a position of faith, assurance, and power. In order to live a victorious life, we must live a lifestyle that is focused on God’s word; we must continually hear God’s word and be focused on his promises.
To consistently receive from God, you have to consistently remain in fellowship with him and with his word. A Christian who lives a devotional life will see the promises of God manifested in his life. To abide in Christ means that we have a daily prayer life, and we take time to read God’s word. “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” (John 15:7-8).