Faith that Produces

Got Faith19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb: 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.–Romans 4:19-21

This is the first installment of a multi-part series on Faith that Produces.

It should be stated here that faith, real Bible faith, is a living active part of the Believer’s life—which produces tangible results. Although faith is spiritual in nature, it is the channel through which spiritual realities are brought forth in our natural world. Understanding the previous statement is vital to our being able to appropriate the promises of God into our lives.

If a parent promises their child something for doing their chores or doing well in school, is it right for the child to expect it although they did not do what was expected of them? I do not intend to insult your intelligence with this scenario but I am attempting to paint a picture of the uncomplicatedness of our spiritual walk—if we would only take a moment to think and then act on what we know to be true.

What I am getting at is this: it is our responsibility to receive God’s promises to us in faith and act on them…regardless of the circumstances. In other words, we are to “consider not” the conditions that stand in the way of our trust in God. It is these situations that tell us how “impossible” it is for this thing (whatever it is), to be and just how stupid it is to believe it.

Often we are faced with situations that look impossible. But if we would only take a moment and pick up our Bible to see what did the Lord say about it, with the intention to respond to His Word with an obedient heart, our lives would be very different.

The Bible, in 2 Peter 1:3, tells us: “…the Lord has given us everything we need for life and godliness…through His…precious promises.” This is important to note because it is through those promises that we discover the will of God. It is through our faithful attention to the Word of God that enlightens us to His promises to the point of faith in them.

Therefore, in order to experience the fullness of God’s promises in our lives, we must exercise real, working faith. In other words, faith that produces.

Please check back as we probe deeper into this topic….

Have Faith1st

©2015 Faith1st Ministries

Advertisements
About

Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Believing, Devotional, Faith, Inspirational
2 comments on “Faith that Produces
  1. Another great thought-provoking post, Pastor! Blessings

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Now Available:

Paperback, Kindle, Nook & iTunes

Visits To Date
  • 57,827 Visits
Archives
Categories
Follow on Twitter

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,905 other followers

Global Visitors
%d bloggers like this: