Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. Acts 8:5-6
You've heard of face lifts, right? Of course you have. But have you ever heard of a faith lift? There are four procedures to a faith lift, and the first one is an overarching burden for the lost. I'm talking about a burden for the lost that would supersede any excuse we could come up with for why we are not doing something, anything, to go out from our Sunday-only church life and actually reach the lost who are spiritually dying around us every day. Our passion for reaching the lost needs to cause our faith to lift until we believe God can use us no matter who we are or what we've done.
The second procedure for our faith lift is an offering of obedience. When God calls us to something and we're faithful with it, it ought to become a place of blessing. When that happens then it can be hard to leave. But we need to remember how we came to the blessing in the first place-by following God-and we need to continue obeying His voice wherever He tells us to go.
Procedure number three is that we must overcome the obstacles that are holding us back from God truly getting a hold of our lives. We must live in full surrender for His glory 24/7, each and every day of our lives. What God says does not always make sense, and it's not always convenient, but He wants to see our faith lived out in action.
The last procedure in our faith lift is being open to all opportunities. Some day you're going to disappear. Either you'll die or Jesus will just catch you up to be with Him. But the question is, how many other people will be caught up because of you?
We all need a faith lift, and it might not be easy, but it will happen as we make the intentional choice to follow Jesus as he leads us. Then, when we see His faithfulness, we will be full of faith and our faith will lift.
Prayer Lord Jesus,
Thank You for being faithful to me! I choose right now to be faithful to You. Lead me and guide me however and wherever You choose. I will follow You and praise You as You lift my faith.