FAITH BOOSTERS VS FAITH BURSTERS

Key Scripture: 1 COR. 15:33; HEBREWS 6:11-12; 1 TIM.1:19; 1SAMUEL19:19-24

That ye be not slotful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Heb.6:12(KJV)

The book of Hebrews chapter 11 is a briefing on the feats accomplished by many men and women of faith in the old Testament. They by faith, moved great mountains, whereas those who made a shipwreck of their faith were rarely mentioned in the scriptures(1 Tim.1:19). Let us take a look of at least two factors that can boost or burst your faith.

Firstly, the company you keep can be a great boost or a lethal burst to your faith. Association is so powerful that no one can make a notable impact without it, association has made men, and has also destroyed many (Pro. 13:20; 1 Cor.15:33).

Trade unions, professional associations, community unions and the like are associations that exist for diverse reasons and interests. These associations advance the cause of their members, protect them and their interests. Lot the nephew of Abraham prospered greatly because he associated with the man that was called and blessed(Gen.13:5).

One other factor that can boost or burst your faith is your environment. Dr. David Ogbueli once said that environment contributes about fifty percent to success. In 1 Samuel 19:19-24, Saul the King of Israel came into a prophetic magnetic field charged by Prophet Samuel and the sons of the prophet, his faith was so boosted that he began to prophesy to the amazement of onlookers while in another environment, he was a javelin thrower because he was oppressed by demons (1 Sam.18:11; 20:33).

There is an environment that one comes into and he can do the impossible with less energy, in another the same faith will be demoralized. Even Jesus could not do much in His hometown (Mark 6:1-5; Matt.13: 53-58). A faith-filled environment can embolden your faith, deepen your insight, sharpen your foresight, and reframe your hindsight. A fear filled environment will do the opposite. Guard your associations and your environment jealously for they can make or mar your faith.

PRAYER:
Heavenly Father, I want my life to constantly give You pleasure by walking by faith, I repent for my unbelieving heart which has disheartened You. By Your Spirit and Your living Word, reignite my faith in You to do exploits in Jesus Name.

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