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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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.