1 Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)
I have not been writing for quite some time. Now, I would like to get to the basics. I am writing on faith. What is faith? In the current social norm, most people will think of religious affiliation when they hear of this word. If you bother to ask a theologian, he will tell you that faith means believing in whatever he wants you to believe.
What is God’s definition of faith? The above verse gives us a clear answer on what Bible faith is all about. It tells us that faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen. Through faith, we have the assurance that we can have what we want even if the situation around us tells us how impossible it is.
A Christian life is a life of faith. We are not supposed to be moved by what we see, hear or feel. We are only moved by what we believe and we believe in the Word of God. In other words, we choose to think positive, talk positive and feel positive even if we are physically in a bad situation.
Sounds good but how do we put this into practice?
Read the above verse again. The first part tells us that faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen. This means we need to have things to hope for before we can use our faith. This is the truth where theological infested minds can never understand.
Faith is never meant to be an idol. It is a tool God gave us to get whatever we want. In order for us to start using it, we have to decide what we want.
Think of a map. A map tells us how to get to the places around us. However, if you have no idea on where do you want to go, the map is useless. You have to decide where you want to go and then use the map to help you to get there.
The same applies for faith. Decide on what you want right now. What do you want? Do you want to have a lot of money, good health, long life, happy family, good friends or anything else that will make you happy? Determine what you want and then use your faith to get them. This is the real application of faith.
The second part of the verse tells us that through the right use of faith, we have the assurance of a good life even if we cannot see them in the natural. This is crucial for those of us who are presently in a bad shape right now.
You may be poor and debt ridden. You may have a terminal disease and there is no hope for recovery. Your marriage may be breaking down. All these scenarios are real to you and may seem like a huge immovable mountain to you but in the eyes of God, they can easily be changed. God has given us the tool to move even the highest mountain and this tool is called faith. We don’t have to pray to beg God to move the mountains for us. We use our faith to move our own mountains.
23 I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.
24 I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.
Mark 11:23-24 (NLT)
The bottom line is, no matter how big your problems appear to be right now, they are not immune to faith. You have been given the power to overcome them. You have been given the power to have everything you desire. It is the will of God for you to use this power.
Welcome to the power of faith.