Hi! I go to the youth nights at my church and this week, the speaker was talking about faith. He then brought up this phrase- exercising your faith. He elaborated on it but I still have questions: what exactly is exercising your faith and how is it shown in a life of a Christian?
Faith is like a muscle. You have to work on it, study it. If you have a friend and you never talk to them, never look at their facebook, have no idea how they are doing or the things they have done, then your friend will not be so close anymore. Although you are born forgiven of your sins you have to work to be a good Christian, or to be a good person.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.