Neither do we go beyond our limits by boasting of work done by others. Our hope is that, as your faith continues to grow, our area of activity among you will greatly expand (2 CORINTHIANS 10:15 NIV)
The life we have in Christ is from faith to faith—ever-increasing faith! Talking about the Gospel, the Bible says, “ For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith …” (Romans 1:17 NKJV). The more you receive God’s Word, the greater your faith, because “… faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).
Open yourself to ever-increasing faith; don’t stop where you’ve been; take off the lid. In some of Paul’s writings, we read of his emphasis on ever increasing faith. In 2 Thessalonians 1:3 for example, he compliments them on their increasing faith: “… your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth. ”
If you have ever-increasing faith, it’ll result in an ever-expanding ministry. The same theme Scripture in the Amplified Classic says, “ We do not boast therefore, beyond our proper limit, over other men’s labors, but we have the hope and confident expectation that as your faith continues to grow, our field among you may be greatly enlarged, still within the limits of our commission. ” In other words, with ever-increasing faith, you stay focused in your vision, while you’re expanding.
If you’re a leader in any capacity in the church, build your faith and the faith of your members. When your faith and their faith increases, the work will also greatly expand and increase. In a church or group where the faith of the people is low, the work of God will be low.
This helps you understand why the teaching of faith, the work of faith, and the life of faith are very essential. To learn more on Faith and how it works, order the book, “How To Make Your Faith Work” from the Rhapsody of Realities App store. Hallelujah!
By my faith, I’m leaping over walls; the world is beaten down before me; I reign over Satan and the elements of this world. My life is for the glory of God; His glory in and through me is ever-increasing as I fulfil His purpose for my life, in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Amen!
2 THESSALONIANS 1:3 AMPC We ought and indeed are obligated [as those in debt] to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, as is fitting, because your faith is growing exceedingly and the love of every one of you each toward the others is increasing and abounds.
2 CORINTHIANS 10:15 TPT We’re not trying to take credit for the ministry done by others, going beyond the limits God set for us. Instead, our hope soars as your faith continues to grow, causing a great expansion of our ministry among you.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible Reading Plan : Luke 22:39-65 & 1 Samuel 29-31
2 Year Bible Reading Plan : Romans 16:12-27 & Psalm 135-136