New week, new opportunities. Welcome to your week of restoration. I pray it will be a blessed week for all of you in Jesus name, Amen!
Today, we will speak about FAITH. We will be taking our bible reference from Hebrews 11:1 KJV “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” If you read further down this chapter, you will see various examples of people in the bible who lived by faith. For me, the way I like to think about it is that every man, and woman, of God that was referenced in the bible had faith in different capacities throughout the cause of their lives.
Today, I would like to share with you the different definitions and illustrations of faith I have acquired over the years from personal times with God, personal experiences, and various resources.
Faith in God is accepting the truth of your reality but trusting him for his for you.
The feeling of fear will enable you to open yourself up to faith.
There is a thin line between faith and anxiety; "...do not be anxious for anything but by prayer..., you will make your requests known to God."
The greatest show of faith is preparation; "...for he is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him."
If you have received in faith, you have to work towards it in reality.
Even as Christians, we have different levels of faith.
The currency of God's kingdom is faith; "...for without faith it is impossible to please God."
Our faith is a fight.
Faith without work is dead but work without faith dishonours God.
See, most times, we say we have faith but our actions say otherwise. I am guilty of this too. We think faith is just professing it repeatedly to ourselves until we believe it but it goes beyond that. Faith is not passive, it is active. We need not overcomplicate it, FAITH IS SIMPLY ACTION. I believe the best description I have heard so far is from Apostle Selman. He said;
“Faith is not believing, believing is part of faith. Faith is the name given to the action you take based on your conviction about God and the integrity of his word.” Convictions + actions of obedience = faith.
So, faith is not something you sit on and just wait, faith requires active engagement. I would love to hear your own definition in the comment section. What does faith mean to you? How do you approach faith?