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Living By The Great Faith

Living by the great faith – Recently, last year, I was thinking about faith. One evening, my family and I gathered for our Bible study, and we meditated over Hebrews 11.

We all know Hebrews 11:1, which is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Then we know, in the chapter, there are examples of people’s faithful which God credited them as righteous. Abraham, Abel, and Noah, to name a few.

As we talked about it, it made me think about God and faith. By faith, God spoke things into existence. I mean, He spoke BIG things into existence: heaven and earth, animals, and even us humans.

How big is this faith??? It’s a supernatural faith!

I mean, think about it. Let’s think about Abraham. God told Abraham to leave his family and steady forward to a place that God had planned for him to dwell. God even intended that He would become a father of many nations.

You had to have pretty good faith to stand by this prophecy. I mean, you had to trust and believe that what God said was going to come to past.

But let’s think about this: faith is powerful. It unveils great things that we can’t imagine, especially when God speaks it, and you, in return, believe it. Remember, it is impossible to please God without faith because God is the God of faith! There is a lot of attributes to God. He’s our protector, our provider, He’s holy, He’s just, He’s righteous, and so many more. And He is faithful.

Living By The Great Faith

Living By The Great Faith

God was faithful enough to destroy the world during the days of Noah but made a covenant right after by setting a rainbow in its place.

I’m saying this: God is faithful in doing the right thing, as much as doing the good things. In the end, it is for His will. And may He be praised, exalted, and glorified for it. He deserves it.

God is powerful. His faith is powerful too. So when He says in His words that He will never leave you nor forsake you, He is faithful at His WORD. But this cannot come to pass if you are not faithful as well. That means that our faith holds weight as well!

“We walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV

By faith, we receive Jesus as our Lord and savior. By faith, we walk in authority, given by our Jesus Christ, to trample over snakes and scorpions and overcome all power of the enemy, and nothing will harm you! By faith, we receive the Holy Spirit. By faith, we believe the WORD of God to not just be stories and history, but REALLY alive and active, meant to teach, rebuke, and train us in righteousness so that we are equipped for every good work.

Faith, along with our good works (the plan/purpose God has for each and every one of us), leads us to accomplish the purpose of God.

So faith is not something to take lightly. It is something that should be alive and active every day because it is demanded. God requires it.

Develop your great Faith

Here’s something else to consider; Abel was credited righteous because of his faith. And it made me think, why would he be righteous? Well, then I thought the offering he placed before God, and God accepted his offering. It made me think that his faith made him think of God in a significant way, that when he brought an offering that he believed would bless God, God accepted it. There was consideration done in this.

Faith in Christ begat healing because, by His stripes, we are healed. Faith begat prosperity because the LORD delights in the prosperity of His servants. Faith begat peace because the peace which surpasses our understanding guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

So, this is my question for you and me: Why don’t we constantly develop this faith? We’ve been given a certain amount of faith, and the measure we use more will be given to us. Jesus even mentioned that we could tell the mountain to be removed and cast down to the sea even with the faith of mustard seed.

“Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the WORD of God.” Romans 10:17

And do you know how big a mustard seed, when it grows to a tree??? Google it, and you’ll be amazed. Our faith can develop and grow if only we constantly trust God and meditate on His WORD. Remember, Jesus Christ is the author and perfecter of our faith, so He perfects our faith. We just need to take that step of trust and let God do the rest.

So walking by faith is not just essential but critical. As mentioned, it is impossible to please God if we don’t live by faith. We walk by faith, not by sight. Do you know how long Abraham had to wait for his son to come so that He becomes the father of many nations? Do you know how long Noah took to make that ark, and by faith??

I’m learning about faith as well. For me, I have faith. Faith in God. Faith in His promises. I mean, there had been things occurring in my life that I can say that it has increased my faith in God a bit more. But I must come up higher. And I will. It is needed.

And I’m learning to build this faith by continuously standing in my authority and walking towards my promise, even if I don’t see it.

Stand in faith. Walk in your promise. Let the LORD see you through.

Hope this post blessed you.

Until next time.

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