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 exercise your faith, 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, and then an atheist.
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 there, the man had let his faith die because of a lack of exercise.
If you have faith, keep it out and keep it active, especially in this time of COVID-19 and social unrest. Faith does not survive packed in an old trunk or kept in cold storage. Some fine musical instruments must be played to survive. If you leave them idle they will no longer make music for you. Use the faith you’ve got, and it will grow stronger. If you fail to use it, it will weaken and perish. Exercise your faith! COVID-19 is doing much more damage to our souls than to our bodies.
There are many ways of doing this: helping others, loving them, forgiving others, staying active in a vibrant faith community and living daily the values that Jesus taught us. 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 for the touch of God. This you do when you truly worship God!
When was the last time YOU lifted up YOUR soul so that God might touch it?
ONLY GOD WHO MADE US CAN TOUCH US AND CHANGE US AND SAVE US FROM OURSELVES!