What Is Faith? - GraceAndWorks

Posted by | March 14, 2016 | Life Blogs | No Comments

I knew there would be water come out of the faucet, but none came out when I turned it on–called the plumber!! I knew the lights would come on when I flipped the switch. but they didn’t–called the electrician!! I knew the car would start when I put the key in the ignition and turned it, but it didn’t–called the mechanic!! You see I had faith that these things would happen, when they didn’t, I called the professional.

I knew my life was just going fine and stay that way, then it went sideways–tried to fix it myself!! That didn’t work so well. Here’s the question I have for you, why did I call the professionals for plumbing, electrical and auto, yet when my life went sideways I tried to fix it myself instead of calling on the “Professional? The “Professional” being God.

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. We are to have no doubt about our faith, believing in Jesus and not being ashamed of the Gospel. Faith rests on God’s power. As we go through life, we walk by faith not by sight. We need to be sincere, have a firm belief, and through that faith, Christ will dwell in our hearts. This kind of faith will shield us from evil. Our faith will grow and be strengthened by studying and hearing God’s word. If we have a sincere heart and continue our works in the Kingdom, Jesus will help us in perfecting our faith.

Ephesians chapter 4 tells us there is only one faith. It works through love, encourages us, and prompts us to act. Next time there is trouble with your life, don’t try to fix it yourself–call on God!! FAITH OVERCOMES THE WORLD!!

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