God’s Faith Building Program ( Some of this information was obtained from an article by Charles Stanley)
1 Kings 17: 1-14 Elijah’s faith building program.
If you are a Christian, God has already enrolled you in his faith building program. God does not enlarge our faith instantly. He begins with what little we have proceeds to grow it. God wants each of us to be influential in his kingdom. He knows which faith challenges to present so that we can be entrusted with even greater tasks. The Lord will provide occasions for you to believe him and respond in obedience. These situations are what we call “problems.” Begin to look at each difficulty as an opportunity designed by God specifically for the purpose of increasing your faith so he can do great things in and through you.
Advancing in God’s faith building program all depends on how much we trust him. During my four years of school there were times that I was short of money to buy food or pay my bills. But God always came through for me. He provided gifts from friends and extra work when I needed it. I was definitely enrolled in God’s faith building program. God had called me to go back to school to become a teacher at the age of 38. This was a calling he had put on my heart at the age of 15. If God calls you to do something than He will provide all you need to complete the task.
Because of those four years when God proved his faithfulness to me I don’t worry too much about money or having any job. The more we look back at the past and see how God has answered our prayers and provided the less we worry.
Read more about God’s faithfulness in my upcoming book “The God of Second Chances.”
Where are you in God’s faith building program?