For a Believer, serving God carries with it many benefits. Healing, prosperity, forgiveness of sin, and righteousness are just a few of them—they just come with the package. Other than the gaining of righteousness or right-standing with God; in the new birth, we also gain the faith of God through Jesus!
“…to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ”—2 Peter 1:1
Many Christians will talk about their receiving the Spirit of God, among other things, but the receiving of faith…not so much! Oh, they may say they have faith but what they are really saying is they believe in God. The belief in God and to believe and accept Jesus as Lord is just one step to living for and serving God whole-heartedly and developing a living, breathing, mountain-moving, life of faith.
One benefit we have through Jesus is peace with God as well as peace in our lives. Peace in Hebrew is Shalom and it suggests: being whole, full, complete, not fragmented, and made perfect. One area of our Christian experience and walk that we really need to be whole, full, complete, not fragmented, and made perfect is our faith. The Bible tells us in Jude 20: “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.” We absolutely must build ourselves by building our faith to the place it is to be demonstrated in our daily lives. In other words, faith should be a Believer’s way of living.
“The just shall live by faith.”—Romans 1:17
Every step a Believer take in their walk with God should be another building block that further establishes our life of faith. Many may talk about “having faith” or “living by faith” but what you see is not shown in the power that God intended it to be in our lives. Do not mistake this point. Living faith is intended to be shown and faith has to be established day by day as we serve our Lord.
When we move our faith from being a simple verbal witness to a living expression of the Lord’s love for His children, we will see a more people seeing the “light” (Matthew 5:16), He intended to shine through us. But to do this we must have faith in such a way that it is living and cannot be denied.
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