TOPIC: FAITH BOOSTERS (PART 2)
Scripture: Proverbs 27: 17. Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! We continue what we started yesterday, on the subject of faith boosters.
What are faith boosters?
They are things that can amplify the power of our faith, the force of our faith or increase our faith. They include:
1. Speaking in tongues (Details in yesterday’s meditation)
2. Association: Association can damage or increase our faith depending on whether it is positive or negative association.
What is Association?
Association is a connection or relationship between things or people. It is a feeling, memory, or thought that is connected to a person, place, or thing. It is what you give your time to, whom you spend your time with, what kind of books you love giving your attention to, what kind of pastors you submit to and what kind of friends you keep.
How does association boost faith?
A. When you associate with person of like passion! For example, When you are trusting God for a particular issue, your faith seems to be going down and you meet with your friends, he/she fires up words into your life and as such your dead faith comes back alive.
Those things you have given up on, suddenly gain fresh light from the word of God and an injection of faith flows into you. This is why whoever you keep company with must be a person of like passion.
From our anchor scripture;
Proverbs 27: 17. Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
If you are iron, don’t keep associating with wood! Iron don’t sharpen wood, it will destroy it! So if you are a man/woman of faith, please let your friends be men/women of faith too! Otherwise, your faith will be destroyed.
B. When you leave permanently with faith minded people your faith will be boosted.
*Psalm 1: 1. Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.*
If whom you permanently live with is a smoker, over time, you will start smoking. So also faith is transferred when you permanently live with a faith person.
C. When you continuously listen and read the gospel messages of faith preacher. Faith is a spirit that can be imparted when you sit down with the materials of faith preachers:
Proverbs 13: 20. He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Please note that, God warns us to stay off from wrong association;
1 Corinthians 5: 11. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
The reason why God warns us is because wrong association has a destroying power over your conviction which forms the basis of our faith:
1 Corinthians 15: 33. Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
If you don’t want your faith to crash then choose your friends carefully. One mistake of an influential friend can cost you a fortune of a life time.
Beloved, whom you give your time to can determine to a large extent, your success or failure in the journey of faith.
Make sure who is speaking continuously over your life and destiny is a person of faith. And you can be sure of the impartation that will result from such association. But some of us get hooked up with wrong television programs from zeeworld, Telemundo and the rest of them which can never boost your faith. Rather it will inject doubt and unbelief.
Remember this: Heaven is real and hell is real. Where you will spend eternity is a product of your decision today. So give your heart to Jesus today.
– Father thank you for your word today.
– Father, I receive grace to work on my association, and eliminate the wrong ones in the name of Jesus.
– Wisdom to maintain the right association, receive it now in the name of Jesus.
– For those who have been injured emotionally because of wrong association, receive healing right now in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.
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