To have faith means more than just believing in something. Faith is defined in Hebrews as ‘the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen’. Faith usually starts out certain. When people believe that God will fulfill His promises to us- they are showing true faith. True faith believes even when you can not see any evidence, despite trusting in God and His character.
True faith is believing in God’s promises and that His works are always good for those who love Him.
Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”John 20:29 NKJV
When people have faith in God, they know without a doubt that He will always keep His promises, He will always protect them, and He will never leave them.
Each day people of faith have to make choices in this world- usually doing so based on their unseen reality of their eternity in heaven.
People of faith preserver- despite pain, hardship, and persecution, because they know that God is with them through it all.
People claim to believe in God all the time- but do they really know who He is?
To know God intimately- faith is required. There must be a willingness to believe through the unseen that God exists and that His rewards are certain.
When having faith people discover how to unlock the power of having full trust in God and relying solely on Him. The power of salvation- through a personal relationship with Him.
Do you ‘believe in God’ or do you know God through a personal relationship with Him?
I want to thank you for this beautiful day and for Your message on faith. Lord, I confess sometimes it is easy to lose sight of my faith because of the burdensome and painful circumstances that can arise on any given day. Lord I pray that my faith would be increased, that we would keep our eyes on You and Your promises. Remind us Lord that seeing is not believing but believing is seeing. I pray each person would want to come to know You and learn about Your unfailing love and promises kept. I pray that You would increase thee faith of each person reading this in the mighty name of Jesus I pray.