I have spent many hours, days and even years laden with anxieties. It is not an optimum way to live life. There was a time that anxiety was such a way of life that on one occasion, when I was at peace with no anxieties, I became anxious about not being anxious, thinking something must be wrong.
Anxiety is the antithesis of faith. When we are anxious, we are not believing and when we are believing, we are not anxious. It is that simple. Continue reading “Anxiety Versus Faith”
On one occasion, Jesus the very penetrating and pertinent question, “Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth” (Luke 18:8)? That question is very thought provoking, especially since the scriptures teach “for whatsoever is not of faith is sin” (Romans 14:23).
According to 1 Corinthians 3:13, the primary concern of the Judgment Seat of Christ is “What sort or kind of works we have done while on earth.” “Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work OF WHAT SORT IT IS.” It seems to me that the works that will go with us into Heaven as the basis of our rewards will be evaluated based on three primary motivations:
- Whether they have been done exclusively for the glory of God.
- Whether they have been based sole on obedience to the expressed commands of Jesus.
- Whether their motivating and enabling factors have been faith.
- Unfortunately, much of our “Christian” activity as well as that of many churches seems to be devoid of faith. The disciples once asked Jesus “What shall we do, that we might work the works of God” (John 6:28)? Jesus answered with a very straightforward reply: “This is the work of God, that ye BELIEVE ON HIM whom he hath sent” (John 6:29).
Continue reading “A Faith Driven Life”