Updated: Apr 15, 2022
Why is it important to refine our faith? Perhaps a better place to start is this:
~What does your faith mean to you?
~Why is faith important in your life?
~Who is God to you?
~Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus?
If you don't have answers to all of these questions, that is okay. My hope is to lead you in recognizing truth by not only knowing Scripture but living it out every single day. Our faith and hope are strengthened when we are grounded in the Word of God. Let's build a solid foundation together that is strengthened through the refining process.
How do we allow God to guide us? For one, we have to want His guidance. Also, we need to know what His truth is. The best way to accomplish both is to be in His Word. The more we dig into God's Word, the more familiar we become with His ways and His wisdom.
Truth has seemed to become harder and harder to discern. What was once wrong is now right, and what was right is now looked at with disdain. Truth shouldn't be clouded by feelings. Truth is defined by the One who created it. If we don't view God as our authority and author of truth, then who gets to decide what is? Everyone seems to have their own definition, so then who would be right and who would be wrong?
It's not up to me or you to decide what is Truth. Frankly, what a weight that removes. I, for one, am exhausted from sifting through all of the current issues of "rightness." God's Word should always be our filter to figure out what is true and right. When we look to our God-defined truth, we acknowledge His Word and His ways are correct. What better way to find some comfort and hope.
There is always hope when our hope is in Him.
*Refined definition sourced from Oxford Languages