I need an attitude adjustment. And, so do a couple of people I know and love. Spending some time with Christ will help each of us renew our faith – and that’s the best attitude adjustment I know.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1 KJV)
I’ve discussed this with people who say they have no faith – at least no faith in God. One very kind person went so far as to say he’s lost his faith. I cannot imagine a sadder situation than to have had faith in God, then lose it.
Yet, I do understand that applies to a lot of things. If it’s not used, it’s lost. The strongest iron can be that way – not used, not cared for, it will rust away. Left alone, unused, our own muscles will waste away.
It’s the same with faith in God. There are many reasons our faith will wither by the wayside if it is not nourished and exercised. But what if it does not exist?
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 KJV)
God also provided instruction for obtaining faith:
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17 KJV)
That’s at the end of a wonderful missionary message:
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! (Romans 10:13-15 KJV)
But God’s word contains an awful truth in the 16th verse:
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? (Romans 10:16 KJV)
By the grace of God, I heard. By the grace of God may you hear, believe and call upon Him, too.