Many of us suffer from “divided attention”. We have great difficulty attending to one thing.
We scroll through our Instagram feed, talk on the phone and make dinner all at the same time.
Throughout the Bible, the primary key to building faith is hearing from God.
The emphasis is on attending to God, listening for Him, giving God our undivided attention.
This is the key to receiving faith.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. (Romans 10:17)
In other words, you don’t need to despair. Maybe you don’t have faith, but faith comes. If you don’t have it, you can get it.
It all starts with the Word of God. That’s the beginning.
We listen to the Word of God carefully and with both ears, and out of that listening, there comes what the Bible calls “hearing”- the ability to hear God. Then out of hearing, faith develops.
There are likely many people who read the Bible but never hear God because their minds are occupied with other things.
They’re worried about the government shutdown, the bills piling up after Christmas or how they’re going to deal with a loved one’s health challenge.
There are other forces at work in their minds. Consequently, they never develop the ability to hear God.
We must develop hearing, and out of hearing, faith develops.
It’s God’s Word itself and the right attitude toward God’s Word that produces hearing.
When we’re able to hear, faith comes.
Source: Derek Prince