Living By Faith…
It is amazing how many Christians are good at confessing their faith in God but miss out on the fact that God intends for them to live by that same faith (Romans 1:17). To live by faith is to allow your confidence in God, His love, and His power, to guide and fulfill your life. To live by faith is to live by the power of the Word of God…who cannot fail!
The Word of God contains His plan for our lives. To tap into that plan is what will turn our lives from average to extraordinary! It will answer questions that have been shrouded in a cloud of mystery for far too long. The mystery is there because throughout the ages, men have created their own explanation for those things they don’t understand instead of turning to the Word of God…which has the answers.
For instance, if a person were to get a ‘bad report’ from the doctor; they could turn to the Word of God and see that God says, I am the God that heals you (Exodus 15:26) and choose to believe the Word and place it in higher priority than the report—this is what it means to live by faith.
There are two elements we have the choice to live by; one is facts and the other is truth. The doctor’s report is based upon facts, but the Word is always truth…and truth is higher than the facts! Jesus said, while praying in John 17, “sanctify them through thy truth, thy word is truth” (vs. 17 – KJV).
When faced with facts, grab the truth…find out what the Word says about the situation you are facing and stand on that instead of the facts! Lest I be misunderstood, I did not say to ignore the facts but rather—BELIEVE THE TRUTH. In other words, believe in what God says more than whatever facts are screaming at you. This is putting your faith in action. Have faith 1st.
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