If you do not use your right arm, it will eventually lose all its power to move. Its muscles must be exercised to stay alive. If you have faith, you must exercise this also. If you don’t, it dies.
A widely known professor in a New England university started out as a practicing Christian, a man of faith. Over the years, however, this all changed. He became known as an agnostic, or an atheist even.
He said, concerning that change, that he never consciously abandoned faith. He said, “It was as though I had just put it away in a drawer, and later when I looked for it, it wasn’t there.” Of course it wasn’t, the man had let faith die for want of exercise.
If you have faith, keep it out and keep it active. Faith does not survive packed in an old trunk or kept in cold storage. Some fine musical instruments must be played to survive. Leave them idle and they will no longer make music for you. Have you let the exercise of your faith become inactive during and after the pandemic?
Use the faith you’ve got, and it will grow stronger! Fail to use it, and it will weaken and perish. Exercise your faith!
There are many ways of doing this: helping others, loving them, forgiving others, living with integrity and firmly holding high values and ideals. Being able to go to church weekly is a blessing many people in the world do not have.
But your faith is best exercised when you ask it to do the thing it alone has the power to do — when you ask it to lift up your soul to feel the touch of God. This you do when you take the time and make the effort to worship God.
Exercise your faith or you won’t have the spiritual muscles when it’s time to fight!
How is YOUR spiritual exercising going? Has the pandemic made YOU weak in YOUR faith?
IF YOU SPEND YOUR TIME PRAYING FOR PEOPLE INSTEAD OF TALKING ABOUT THEM, YOU’LL GET BETTER RESULTS!!