Let’s talk faith. In my experience, there has never been a word more saturated in secular and spirit-filled culture than faith. It gets applause, encourages through disappointment, motivates forward thinking and progress – faith moves mountains. God’s word is always true; God is the truth period. (Numbers 23:19 RSV)) At the same time, scripture out of context or it’s context not fully explored can lead to so much disappointment.
If believers, God’s Word must become the anchor in our lives. God is not calling everyone to become a scholar of theology but rather a scholar of His ways and lover of Him. The Lord is relational and our relationship with faith is tied to our connection with Him
The word faith originates from the Greek word pistis. Pistis (i.e., faith) The definition of Pistis according to Strong’s Greek Concordance: properly, persuasion (be persuaded, come to trust); faith. What I want to leave you with today is clarity and confident assurance. Your faith is not produced by you. Believing harder is not faith. Conjuring up emotions to believe bigger is not faith; in fact, faith and belief are different. Faith is and will always be gifted from God. For the believer, faith is God’s divine persuasion. “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” (1 John 5:4, KJV)
So, if faith comes from God how do we receive it. We receive faith by hearing, but hearing is more than just the surface act of hearing. Because faith is God’s work and not ours, faith can only come through the Lord speaking His word within. “So, then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 1017, KJV) You beloved must hear from the Lord for yourself. The foundation of your faith is God’s revelation of Himself to you.
Selah – Breath – Let that wash over you today
Heart to Soul Becoming Whole