“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Cor 1:9
It is sad to hear when a person says they “go to church every Sunday”, but they are having a problem with their ‘faith.’ This particular person who shared this with me was told by his associate pastor to be more active in “church activities.” What this pastor apparently didn’t understand was that he was not having a problem with his faith in regards to the church, but rather his faith in God.
I believe this ‘faith’ God has called us in must be experienced, tried and tested. I’m sure out of a church activity, something may spark this man’s faith. But I would think God’s word is more than sufficient to bring this man’s faith to light. Imagine listening to you pastor or church leader one Sunday sharing the following message about faith:
A Hymn of Faith
Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls—
Yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The LORD God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet,
And He will make me walk on my high hills.
What a wonderful sermon that could be; the peace of it makes me teary eyed. What activity would I need to be enrolled in to understand that?