November 30, 2019: SOAP #3649:  Romans 1-4 Scripture:  Romans (NIV) 1:17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” Observation:  Faith is not only at the first and then at the last.  […]

November 30, 2019: SOAP #3649:  Romans 1-4

Scripture:  Romans (NIV) 1:17 For in the gospel arighteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from firstto last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

Observation:  Faithis not only at the first and then at the last. It is not how we begin and how we end our life with Christ.  The faith is 'from first to last.'  Faith is how we take the trip from first tolast.  Faith makes a difference in how welive each day.  Faith is to be applied toevery little thing AND every big thing we face every day! 

Application:   Therehave been major things that effected how I lived my everyday life.  The commitment I made to the US Navy affectedevery part of my daily life for 10 years. It changed the clothes I wore.  Itchanged how I made decisions.  It changedhow I saw myself.  It established my purposefor each day. 

Getting married changed everything. Sharing a loving, committed, daily relationship with Sharon has changed everythingfor the past 50+ years!   

Over these, and every other determining factor in how I live my life, is myfaith"my confidence in God and His presence. In the Navy, I lived by faith!  Inmy marriage, I live by faith.  My faith affectedwhat I did yesterday, and today, and it will affect what I do tomorrow.  I LIVE by faith. 

Prayer:   HeavenlyFather, may living by faith become as natural as breathing the air you haveprovided.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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