But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.—Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)
Faith, for a Christian, is a firm persuasion, conviction, or trust in another.
Anyone who has read more than two or three of my posts on this blog knows that I teach to have faith and trust in the Lord. This is important to note because it is the very foundation from which I write. I believe that our faith or trust in God and Jesus should not stop with praying the Sinner’s Prayer…our faith is why we are called Believers.
Faith, and the need for it, should be Christianity 101 for every Believer. How can one say they are a devoted follower of Christ and not know that God requires us to walk by and live a life of faith? To live for and serve God, there must be a desire to please him and it takes faith to accomplish that. Now someone may say, ‘I don’t have any faith’…I have an answer for them. YES you do!!!!!
We all have faith—the Bible says we do! Romans 12:3 tell us that God has “dealt to every man the measure of faith.” We exercise our ability to have faith every day in many ways and we even talk about having faith in this or that. We will sit in a chair confident that it will hold us. We will take an umbrella with us because either it is cloudy or because someone on the TV says it will rain. Finally, we will accept a job and begin to work because someone promised to pay us. This is not hard to see because everyone with a job understands that they must work before getting paid…that’s one type of faith. However, it is important to note that if we can have faith in people and non-living objects, like chairs, surely we should have faith in God.
In the Bible, we have sixty-six books that describe God’s love for us and His willingness to show Himself strong on our behalf. So, it is our responsibility to exercise our faith in God fully every day without reservation, because He loves us and has given us the very best of Himself. We can do this by turning our full attention to the reading of God’s Word with the intent to hear, learn, and obey.
And Jesus replied to him, It is written, Man shall not live and be sustained by (on) bread alone but by every word and expression of God.—Luke 4:4 (Amplified)
Our entire lives are tied to our faith in and faithfulness to the Spirit-breathed Word of the Living God! Therefore, it is imperative to understand that God has provided for us everything “that pertain unto life and godliness, through…exceeding great and precious promises;“ (2 Peter 1:3-4), and we must trust and have confidence in Him and His willingness to give us His best at all times and in every circumstance. So, my friend, do not make the mistake of stopping at the door of the goodness of God, and never fully enjoying all He has given us through faith in Him…have faith in God!Have Faith1st ©2013 Faith1st Ministries
- Unstaggering Faith (inspirationalchristiansfortoday.com)
- Do We Really Walk By Faith? Why Not Walk By Sight? (poems4him.wordpress.com)
- Why the Right Kind of Faith is Important (hillsbiblechurch.org)
- How to Strengthen your Faith (hillsbiblechurch.org)
- Activating Your Faith (pbsministries.wordpress.com)