Thursday – September 7, 2023

2 Kings 20; Isaiah 38-40; Psalm 68; 1 Corinthians 11


ISAIAH 40:8 The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.


By Becky Hill Martin

Everything fades over time – photographs, ink on paper, clothing, memories, and my personal pet peeve – hair dye. Our faith in God can fade and even wither if we’re not careful – especially if we’ve been waiting on Him to answer a prayer.

What can we do when we start to feel a little wilted? Unfortunately, there’s no miracle pill or special serum. You have to do the work:

  1. Make sure you’re putting God first. It’s so easy to get so wrapped up in everyday life and forget Who gave us that life.
  2. Evaluate the way you handle your relationships, and financial/spiritual/emotional life. Remember – God is working in every aspect of our life. When we rely on Him more (or again – as is my case when I forget who’s Boss), you experience the closeness you may have forgotten you needed.
  3. Surround yourself with people who serve God. Think about joining the Explore the Bible Facebook Group, or a small group for support in your walk.
  4. Find ways to spend time with God. I don’t do math, but I’m pretty sure we’re only given 525,600 minutes in a year by the grace of God. Taking just 4,000 of those minutes (10 minutes a day) to read the Bible and pray is such a small act to help fade-proof your faith.

What works for you when your faith needs a touch-up? Comment below.