Thoughts to Inspire yourself in the Lord, by knowing and believing that faith will find a way to help you tunnel through your circumstances.
We often hear that faith is having assurance for what we hope for and certain of what we cannot see. Different scholars and religious teachers have come up with different definitions of faith, and yes it all boils down to the fact that if we truly claim to have faith, we must first believe and of course in what we cannot see or ascertain. Faith in today’s world is generally attributed to Christians and the Christian life, but for a fact, no matter your religion, country or tradition, one way or the other we come to find ourselves believing or hoping for a particular thing which might or not come to pass.
Let’s not contradict the point, faith is not exactly “belief”. Believing is only a demonstration of faith. To have faith entails ones belief in a particular thing or person, especially one seen as supreme over others. Most times, we hear people say ‘Have faith in God’, because God is supreme. The Bible in Hebrews 11, makes it clear what faith is and why we should have faith in God.
The Bible has shown us different examples of believers who had faith in God and how their faith made ways for them. Whether the circumstance are seen or unseen, now or in the future, faith always finds a way. This talk about faith is not complete without mentioning the father of faith himself, Abraham, whom by faith became the father of all nations. Because of a barren man who had total faith in God, today we can shout that we are heirs and we can sing of father Abraham, I know you sing it too!
Faith finds a way to bring you out of your darkest times, faith finds a way to give you peace and even more abundantly, the power of faith is solid in making ways where there seems to be no way, opening closed doors and going the extra mile spiritually which results in physical victory. Your Christian life is not complete without faith. Your faith takes your plea, worries and burdens to God’s feet, and there he makes a way and gives permanent answers to your life problems. Living by faith is living a just life, a life with the absence of fear.
Faith is a gift and a gift is free. In any difficult situation, we find ourselves, we shouldn’t give up the fact that faith FINDS and MAKES a way. Faith speaks when there is nothing to hold on to. God honours our faith in him as it shows total surrender and dependence on him. Faith found a way for Noah, Rahab, and Moses of old, God is the same yesterday, today and forever. All you need to do is believe that God is able and willing, surrendering totally to his will, and how will you do this? Through your actions! Not forgetting that faith without work is dead.
Mark 11:22-24 And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.
MOTIVATIONAL SCRIPTURES: Hebrews 11:1-13:25
RBy faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks.
By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God.
ENCOURAGE YOURSELF: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.