As a writer begins writing, they have a goal, a purpose in their writing and an internal mandate to finish what they start. When I write, whether fiction or non-fiction, I develop a beginning, middle, and an ending to what I have in mind. Without the ending—the finish—a story or article will be incomplete.
That’s the picture Paul gives us from Hebrews 12:2 about Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith. So many times believers think they’ve got to make their faith grow, as if it is their responsibility. Faith doesn’t grow by doing things for the Lord or our trying harder. Those are good intentions, but faith grows through the Word, by allowing the truth of God’s finished work in Jesus to grow in our heart and mind.
Faith believes. When you can receive the Word, believe it in your heart and let it reside there, you’ll believe from a place of assurance, of joy, and of rest. Faith trusts God’s truth of His love and grace and goodness to you. Settle it in your heart and start believing from that place and your faith will grow and expand in your life.