Daily Solutions 2013

August 01, 2014

HEARING

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Romans 10:14-17


So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Romans 10:17

The principal way to improve your faith is by hearing. The Word of God teaches us that faith comes by hearing.

Whether you like it or not, what you believe in is determined by the things you hear. There are two ways by which every human being hears or listens to things: intentionally or unintentionally. Whichever way it is, your faith ends up being affected.

Money, which is a piece of paper, depends on the faith of the masses. Whenever there is bad news in some major financial centre, it sends ripples of fear into the minds of the millionaires of this world. They begin to scramble for their money. This is what causes stock markets and banks to go crashing down.

We must learn how important it is to guard our ears. You must not allow yourself to hear bad news and discouraging stories. Fear is a type of faith and it also comes by hearing. You must select your friends and walk with people who speak encouraging and positive words.

It is also important for you to speak positively over your children. I know of children who have been called "devil" by relatives until they eventually turned out to be human "devils".

You must intentionally acquire preaching CDs and soak them in, as an important spiritual exercise. You must not listen to worldly music. You must surround yourself with Christian music. Music has a message and you will soon believe what you are hearing.