“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
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What is Faith?
The definition of faith is complete trust or confidence in someone or something. In aspect of Christianity, faith is an overwhelming trust in God, our Savior, and the Holy Spirit. In Hebrews 11:1, it is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen. Living in faith means walking in confidence of what the Lord says to be true, not what the world does. Faith does not need proof. Faith does not need facts. Faith is an emotional truth founded in our hearts, on the Word, by the Spirit. Tweet this here!
Many Christians know faith is vital in our spiritual walks, but not many know just how critical it is to our lives completely. In Matthew 17:14-20, the disciples attempt to cast out a demon, but are unable and ask Jesus why they could not. He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.””
The mustard seed is mentioned several times in the Bible, being the smallest of the seeds. Jesus claims here that if we have no faith we are unable to accomplish what he commands of us. However, if we have faith, even that of a mustard seed as small as it is, we will have the power to move mountains. Nothing will be impossible if we trust in Him. How amazing it is to know that even though we may not be capable of insurmountable faith, (because let’s be honest if the disciples did not have the faith to cast out demons then surely we do not either) faith of even a small size can be powerful. Through faith we can accomplish beautiful, God-ordained work.
I will tell you the truth, though. Some days I don’t have enough faith to move my own two feet. I feel sluggish, doubtful, unworthy. The world, an ocean of evil and insecurity, washes away my faith like the small seed it is. What is the answer to our tiny, swaying faith? Prayer, of course!
“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.”(Mark 11:23-24) Prayer and belief go hand in hand. Ask for faith, believe that it will be given, or even better that you already have received it, and God is faithful. Your faith will be restored and you can walk in the authority of mountain-moving power. You will never want for the things you ask of God, for he is loyal to the ones who believe in him. “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”(James 1:6)
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”(Hebrews 11:6). Seek God earnestly with the belief that he is real. Pray every morning and night that he will restore your faith and draw you nearer to him. Faith is a conscious effort to believe and a subconscious endeavor in trust. Faith and assurance are interchangeable terms, so rest assured that what the Lord has promised for you will be fulfilled. And believe in His promise that when though you have not seen him, you love him. And even when you do not now see him, you believe in him. And then you will rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory. You will obtain the outcome of your faith: the salvation of your souls (1 Peter 1:8-9).
The only thing now to do is to take that leap “of faith.” First, pray for mountain-moving confidence, more than mustard seed trust. Next, believe in his power to fulfill what you ask. Then, see amazing things happen in your life and rejoice. You might even want a reminder like I do, of the mustard seed and it’s beautiful meaning on faith. If so, I included this necklace here. Take a look!
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