Too many times when FAITH is mentioned, it’s received negatively. Why is that? I think it’s because people really don’t know what it means to have faith. Perhaps they think it means to really, really, really want something to happen or not happen.
For example, they might really want to be healed so they have faith that they will get healed. Or they might be afraid that something bad will happen but they have faith that all will be well. Is this really the God- kind of faith that we see in the Bible?
Faith, the God-kind of faith is not wishful thinking, it’s not strong desire, and it’s not even a feeling. The God-kind of faith is simply believing that what God has said in His Word is true and then acting that way. It’s our positive response to what God has already freely given to us by His grace.
If we truly love the Lord Jesus, then we, of necessity, must love His Word because He is the Word of God. And if we truly want to please God, we MUST develop our faith by getting into His Word and walking in it because without faith it’s impossible to please God. [Hebrews 11:6]
We need to find the promises given to us for every situation we’re in and stand on them. Let’s do all we can to develop our faith to where we are pleasing God and moving the mountains in our lives!
Romans 10:17 (KJV) 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
John 1:1 (KJV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Mark 11:23 (KJV) 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Go for it – Pamela