May 5, 2020
God desires for us as believers abound with measures of faith, hope, and love. The absence of one of those three will make believers ‘hobbled’ in everyday life, even making us like spiritual zombies – look alive but spiritually dead!
1. SOMEONE WHOSE MEASURE OF FAITH IS FULL, NATURALLY WILL SHOWS :
a. Speaking and acting with strong conviction. He became an optimistic person in dealing with various bad situations or unexpected circumstances. The words he speaks, reflect a firm conviction in the Word he had received. There are no complaints, nagging, or other negative expressions.
b. Not influenced by negative opinions of people who cannot understand the principles of life by faith. The focus of his life fixed on the Words he had received so that various outward data and facts would not distract him. The voice of the crowd would not intimidate him. He has a strong heart, his consideration and decision making is fully aligned with the Word.
c. There is a ‘sense of achievement’ – a satisfaction, peace, and joy from having found the heart of God and doing it – dominates his heart and mind. This sense of achievement makes him live a stable life, firm and focused.
d. Continue to show consistency and strong spiritual dynamics despite facts that are different from what the Word promise. People who live with a full measure of faith, will not easily give up because of the situation, not easily broken or looking for other easier alternatives. He will keep focus and persevere until God’s promises are fully fulfilled!
e. His words and acts manifest what he believes firmly. His nature and character express what he believes, which comes from the Word!
Therefore, make sure we continue to grow the level of connectedness and dependence on God and His Word. When our measure of faith decline or spiritually leak, automatically the opposite of all the important points above will begin to appear in our lives!
Hence, we must do active and aggressive actions to discipline ourselves – aligning every way of thinking, thinking concept, consideration, and decision making with His Word, then we will enjoy the faith that is growing and abound in us!
2. SOMEONE WHOSE MEASURE OF HOPE IS FULL, NATURALLY WILL SHOWS:
a. Always having positive perspectives and thinking concepts in facing anything.
b. Stay enthusiastic and emotionally positive.
c. Continue to radiate positive conviction to anyone who interacts with him.
d. Always believes that even in the midst of negative conditions, he can continue to enjoy positive things that enrich his life.
e. His words keep expressing thanksgiving.
3. WHEN SOMEONE IS FILLED WITH LOVE, NATURALLY WILL SHOWS:
a. Willing to sacrifice or doing “extra mile” without grumbling, complaining, or carping.
b. Keep having high-level motivation despite challenges or obstacles, even rising to overcome those.
c. Expecting good or positive things to happen in someone’s life.
d. Continue to enjoy a life free from inner conflict, full of peace and joy.
e. Keep trying to bring out the best quality in his life.
Ps. Steven Agustinus