“Hebrews 11:6 says ‘without faith it is impossible to please God.’ And this is why the enemy comes after our faith, because without faith we’re not even Christian. Because it took faith to become a Christian.”
Sometimes our faith gets weighed down by doubt, fear, and other toxins. Author Laura Harris Smith has a book titled The 30-Day Faith Detox that walks through how to remove toxins from your life, body, and faith walk.
Laura can testify to the importance of a detox. For years she lived her life at a fast pace – raising six children, planting a church with her husband, and writing – all on four or five hours of sleep per night.
Doctors advised her that she was in stage three of organ failure and needed to make drastic changes to save her life. She came to recover by focusing on healthy living and now passes that knowledge on to others. She shares how our faith needs to be detoxed as well as our body.
“While God loves us all and died for us all – we, as His children, want to be pleasing to Him and evidently, according to His Word, that’s not possible without faith.”
Living by faith is a lifestyle change. We can detox our faith by reminding ourselves that Jesus is our Rock – and more.
“I spent the first seventeen years of my saved life looking at Jesus like the Rock…only the Rock. But that Rock can be a platform from which I could launch rockets in my life. It’s much more than just something to stand on. It’s a platform from which to soar.”
We need to guard that mindset carefully – Satan will try to knock our faith down and so will the world.
“The walk of faith is how we live and move and have our being. It’s what separates us from the rest of the world. It is the currency of heaven. Anything that we need or want for our lives must come through faith and be purchased by faith.”
This means we can’t live safe lives. Following Jesus means journeying around mountains, valleys, plateaus, and forests. We may not know what’s coming but we know Who is walking with us, and He bids us to faith.
“ The lifestyle of faith is not necessarily a boring one. It’s not a predictable one. But boy, is it an adventurous one.”
Key Scriptures: Hebrews 11:6
Featured Songs: Greater is He by Blanca; Good, Good Father by Chris Tomlin; Through All of It by Colton Dixon