1-2The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.—Hebrews 11:1-2 (The Message)
I lived as a Christian and even served in the ministry for many years without understanding probably the most basic concept in the Bible—Faith! To me it is amazing how many Christians are living pretty much the same way. Many 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.
To live by faith is to allow your confidence in God, His love, and His power, to guide and fulfill your life.
I make this statement because of the frustration that is evident among many in the Body of Christ—a sense of powerlessness over the circumstances of life. This frustration comes from, I believe, a lack of knowledge or understanding of not only what the Bible is saying to the believer but what it means as well. Faith in God is an empowerment to reach beyond ourselves (our natural lives), and tap into the power and provision of an almighty God.
When Jesus told His disciples to “Have faith in God,” (Mark 11:22). He, I believe, was saying for them to make a transformation in the way they had been thinking about and seeing life. Surely, they were accustomed to things operating in a certain way…that was limited at best…but He wanted them and we to know that there are no limits in God!
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.
To choose to live by faith is to take away the excuses and make the decision to trust God above all else!
©2012 Faith1st Ministries
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