FAITH IN GOD
Now what is faith? Faith means holding fast to one’s profection, it means believing in anything that you wish to see its manifestation in your life, Faith also means having assurance for the things you desire to see. Faith is what everybody in the world live by. Every day, when you wake up, you have the faith that you will be able to take your bath, and then do other activities that you choose to do, and also be able to achieve your set out goal for that day, but the faith in God is much more powerful. Instead of having your natural faith that you will be able to achieve your set out aims for the day, it is better to connect your natural faith to the God faith. It is important that we put our faith in God, because the bible says, But without faith, it is impossible to please God: for he that commeth to God must believe that he is and that he is rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Throughout the scripture, the bible talked about men and women that had faith in God, and they were able to achieve notable result, but before they achieved those results, they trusted God and believed Him with the whole of their heart, they never had unbelief, during trying times, they stayed in faith, knowing fully well that God is the creator of the universes. Only faith in God can make any Christian have victory because without faith, a Christian cannot achieve his purpose in Christ. Faith is very important in Christianity, it is what makes a Christian to stand out. When you are faced with challenges, and live in doubt without having faith, that challenges can lead to your frustration and cause people to wander at you because you are defeated, but when you stay in faith, you will not allow challenges to way you down, because you believe in God, and that He is ready and able to solve your challenges and then give you victory in Christ Jesus. The bible also helps us to know about men and women that had faith to be made whole, like the woman with the issue of blood, she believed that if only she could touch the hem of Jesus garment, she would be made whole, and so it was.
Christianity is all about faith, without faith, you cannot be called a Christian, faith is what brings the victory while serving God. Throughout the ministry of Jesus, Jesus operated in the realm of faith, so also were his disciples, Jesus believed he could do anything and so it was. In mark 4 vs 36 and when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship, and there were also with him other little ships. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, peace be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?
In life, we go through tough times, not knowing what to do, if only we could have faith in God, trusting Him to solve every of our challenges, and we have to continue in faith, but when we stop having faith, it will seem the situation or the challenges starts coming up. This was the case with peter and Jesus, in matthew 14 vs 22 at first peter had strong faith and said master if it is you allow me to come walk also and immediately, by faith he started walking on the water, but when he saw the wind and the waves, he became frightened and then begin to sink, this was because he started doubting, but jesus had the greatest faith and kept walking on the water, but as soon as he heard peter’s voice, he quickly reach out to rescue him still on top of the water. This is to let us know that God wants us to have great faith and still remain in it no matter the situation, God want us to trust him with the whole of our heart, and having confidence and assurance that he will see us through, no matter the length of time. God is a God of faith, by faith He created the whole earth with His word, He created man and woman, He created the moon, the stars, the trees and the seas, so that man can have something to live by, and it has been so. Now this is what God wants, He wants us to live our life by faith, He wants us to serve Him in faith at all times, not only when we are happy, or when we have breakthrough, God wants us to serve Him at all times believing Him to meet us at the point of our need, God is a faithful God and that is why He wants us to be faithful as well, He wants us to serve Him at all times, and continue in it for that is only way we can experience His blessings in our lives.
Christianity requires faith, and for you to first of all become a born again child of God, you need faith, that is why Romans 10 vs 9 says that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart that God hath raised him from the death, thou shalt be saved, for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Everything about Christianity is faith, that is why as Christians, when you walk in faith, you find life easy, because faith brings the victory, and being a faith filled Christian, you will become an overcomer, that is why the bible called Abraham the father of faith when you study the life of Abraham, Abraham was someone who had strong faith in God throughout his lifetime, and even when it looked as though his wife Sarah was not going to have any child, he so much believed God, and that was why God gave him seed at his old age, and when you study more even after giving him the seed, he was instructed by God to offer him up as a sacrifice not knowing that it was God testing his faith. He so much trusted God, and that was why God made him the father of many nations. The story of Abraham’s relationship with God is to let us know that God is interested in our faith relationship with Him, He wants us to live in Faith at all times not doubting Him for any reason, because He is a God of faith.
Today; many Christians don’t live in faith, they attend church services just the way they see other people attending church services, they don’t believe just the way they ought to believe as a child of God, that is why many of them are faced with difficulties because they only attend church services, and don’t believe the message of God as they should, this had led many Christian to be out of churches. Faith is what make a Christian one with God, because God loves faith filled people, He loves people that want to serve Him in faith and belief, and He wants the church to be strong so that as many people that would come for help, they will be able to receive help, by being taught on how to live by faith and not by sight.
Today; There are many Christians who prayed and believed God for their heart desires to be meant, they actually got answers because they had faith in God, they never doubted and so their prayers were answered, but without faith, we cannot please God and get God to hear our prayers, His spirit is always present to ensure that our prayers are heard, but when we pray and live in doubt, the spirit God still tries to ensure that doubt goes out of our mind, and then cause us to have victory. Christianity is a life of faith, because as Christians, when you go through trying times, only faith in God can cause you to have victory, but when you stay out of faith, the trying times may be tougher, because you are not having faith to pray and get out of the situation, so God wants us to always be in faith mood so He can meet us at the point of our need. So it is important that we put our faith in God, because only God we can rely upon to meet our everyday need.