Dharius Daniels sermon Fertilizing Your Faith: Mark 11:22 says this, have faith in God. There’s a scriptural adage that I’d like to explore in this introduction this, this adage I’m referring to is found in a couple of places in the pages of scripture and it goes something like this, the just shall live by faith. I think the profundity of that proclamation is not just revealed in what is said it is also revealed in what isn’t said.
The just shall live by faith, it is as if the writer is subliminally or maybe even unintentionally asserting that faith should not just be used as a response to crisis faith, it should be used as a way of life
This means that when my world falls apart, when my foundation is fragile, when my emotions are unreliable, Dr. Dharius Daniels said I’m not saying we should not reach for faith during those seasons, we should what I am saying is that this this adage this scripture I just referenced is suggesting that should not be the only time we reach for faith. That faith should not just be used as a response to crisis; faith should be used as a way of life.
The apostle Paul put it this way in second Corinthians chapter five verse number seven, he says it this way, for we walk by faith not by sight, another says for we live by faith, we walk by faith, we live by faith, walking systematic and sequential patterns of movement that get you from one place to the next, so the way we get from one place to the next in life should be by faith.
So the way the relationship goes from one level to the next level it’s by faith, the way my mind goes from one level to the next level is by faith, the way my career goes from one level to the next level is by faith, so faith shouldn’t just be used to get me out of burdens, faith should be used to get me into blessing. The just shall live by walk by faith.
Jesus understands something he’s trying to get across to us and that’s this, I can’t get life right, if I’m getting faith wrong it’s as if Jesus is saying, you cannot afford to under emphasize this area of your spiritual life because every other thing I’m teaching you will not be something you’re able to walk into independent of faith.
I said I’ll give you rest, you don’t get that unless you believe rest exists, he said I’ll give you peace not like the world gives, so you don’t get that kind of peace unless you believe there’s a peace that exists outside your possessions, he said he said I’ll give you joy unspeakable, and full of glory, he said you don’t get that unless you believe that exists.
Faith is the basis of our Christian life and we all must live in faith always to enable us enjoy what God has for us as Christians, and every time we do not have to only live by faith in times of trials, we must live by faith.