A statement that changed my life and got me thinking was this:
You only really believe what you activate.
It made me ponder what I believe and to read Know What you Believe and Know Why you Believe by Paul Little…but it took me some years to realize I cannot activate (give life to) anything – that the secret was more about submitting my beliefs and desires of life to God’s Word which is active.
Here is how I first learned it:
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
and here is the same verse from The Message
Hebrews 4:12 God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey.
Listen and obey – that allows God’s Word to activate my heart and will and want to do what He wants me to do (and what is best for me). As I listen to this verse today my faith is activated to realize God always gives us a choice.
Which have you chosen? How has your faith been activated by God’s Word?