Do You Want Faith?

“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

Romans 10:17

Ponder This

If you’ve studied church history, you’ve likely heard the name Dwight L. Moody. He was not a literate man. He was basically uneducated. But his biographer said that he took two continents and shook them for God. Moody felt that he needed faith. And he kept praying for faith, but faith didn’t seem to come. And then he read Romans 10:17: “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” At that, Moody stopped praying for faith and began to saturate himself in the Bible. And there was the faith. Faith is the by-product of hearing from God. You can’t have faith if you’re merely guessing at the will of God. You can’t have faith if you’re just following a hunch. But when you say, “God said it, I believe it,” there’s the faith.

  • How does today’s verse change the way you think about faith?
  • Where do you feel like you need faith right now?

Practice This

Write out several promises of God that you can place faith in.