What Faith Looks Like
John Macdonald, from Walk in the Word, says, “Faith is active confidence in the God who has revealed Himself—not a vague uncertainty about an unknown someone.” We know who God has revealed Himself as: a faithful, promise-keeping, sovereign God, so let us act accordingly. Every good thing and bad thing travels through the filter of his sovereign will. You face nothing alone.
We also know that this faith is not a head-in-the-sand or cross-your-fingers faith. It is intellectual and emotional. It is determined belief and confidence in the Lord, our Wonderful, Almighty God. And faith does not need facts or evidence as 2 Corinthians 5:7 says, “we live by faith, not by sight.”
From the world’s perspective, faith looks wild and reckless and uncertain. “How can those Christians trust in something so strongly that it changes their very lives?” From their perspective, faith is dangerous. For us, faith means security, love, and peace. It is the only safety we can find.
Having faith gives us a one on one fellowship with the Father through Christ. All we must do is seek God, but do we?
Can we have faith on our own?
“As it is written, None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God” (Romans 3:10-11). We are human, our flesh does not crave God as it was meant to in the beginning. We sinned, fell short, and do not seek God.
But let us remember what comes next in Romans 3:21-25. “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.”
Jesus died. And we were born anew. And filled with the Holy Spirit we can crave God with an undying love, for now we have the love of Christ within us. We can seek God now, thanks to God! His miraculous plot of love from the beginning of time to the advent of Jesus to You was the beautiful tale of your faith! Your faith for God stems from God! What a gracious and wonderful God we seek!
With a conscious effort moved by the power of the Holy Spirit we can have faith in God’s almighty power. Which means when times get tough we, helped by the Spirit, actively seek to surrender our struggles to the Lord with complete faith in Him to move in our circumstances. The Holy Spirit is the source of our power as we go to God through prayer, fully trusting in His power.
Through this, we face every battle equipped to move mountains.