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Faith is about believing. You must know what you believe and why you believe it. At Believing Faith, you will learn how to increase your faith. If all you do is trust the opinions of others, you will ultimately lose your own identity. However, when you know what you believe and why you believe it, you will have confidence that God is real and that He rewards those who seek Him. Faith believes, and believing faith speaks.
At Believing Faith Blog, you will learn how to grow your faith into mountain-moving faith. Knowing who you are and what the Bible says about you will empower you to exercise your faith in God. If you want to grow your faith; if you want to live a life of victory; then Believing Faith Blog is for you.
What Is Faith?
The Bible tells us to walk by faith. However, before you can walk by faith you must possess it. So, what is faith? Does one have faith simply because he or she believes? Faith is a little more than just believing. Faith is having confidence in the things in which you hope.
Developing confidence in God will cause your faith to increase. When you know what you believe about God, you know that God is working your hope into physical existence. You understand that your faith is the bridge that links you to the spiritual realm and makes God a touchable reality.
The word “faith” originates from the Greek noun “Pistis.” Faith is an action word. The verb, “Pistueo” means having complete trust or confidence in someone or something; a strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof. Therefore, when you believe in God, your faith speaks.
From the Bible, we learn that faith is having confidence in things in which we hope. We cannot see the things we hope for with our physical eyes. However, we prove our faith by believing that God is working our hope into physical existence.
Increasing your faith will also increase your self-confidence. Faith is the tangible quintessence that the things we hope for become so concrete that what becomes a definitive reality of those things that are not yet visible. Your faith becomes so tangible that you believe you possess those things in the spiritual realm.
The Bible says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). The word “now” indicates that faith believes in the present; it is occurring now. Faith is the bridge that links us to the spiritual realm. It makes God a touchable reality in our minds. Your faith speaks. By faith, we create an individual environment – the world in which we live. We are confident that the unseen world is real. Thus, your faith speaks when you believe that the things you create in the spiritual realm will manifest as reality.
Consider Who You Are
Amid the hullabaloo of today’s fast-moving world, holding on to confidence can be challenging. When frustrated by a situation perceived to be unchangeable, we sometimes give in to the situation and say, “It is what it is.” But is it really what it is? Don’t accept defeat and settle for less. By faith, you can change what is into what you want it to be. This is what God did when He created the universe.
The Scriptures say God created us in His likeness and image (Genesis 1:26). That means we are like Him. Therefore, we have the same kind of faith that God has.
“And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, ‘I believed and therefore I spoke,’ we also believe and therefore speak.”2 Corinthians 4:13
God reveals Himself to us through His written word–the Bible. The Bible is full of God’s promises. However, we cannot detect these revelations and promises with our physical senses. Nevertheless, by trusting God, we have the certitude that our expectations will happen.
Consider Who God Is
Faith is the only way to know God. If you want to increase your faith, you must know what you believe about who God is. It matters that the God you believe in is alive. Do you believe in Christianity’s God? Is your God alive? Christianity worships the God of the Bible. He is not like the gods of the world’s religions. They make their gods from silver and gold with their own hands. However, The God of the Bible is alive.
No one can explain God’s existence. The only way we can know God is by faith, that is, you must first believe He exists. To witness God’s majesty and power, all you have to do is look at the sky on a clear night. The universe gives you an astounding view of God that is unimaginable. God has many characteristics. They are too numerous to mention here. Understanding these five characteristics of God will help you grow your faith. They are:
When we think of a spirit, we think of a ghost. However, ghosts are supernatural beings that do not have a body. God is not a spirit; God is Spirit. He is the Spirit of spirits – the Supreme supernatural being – the Creator of spirits. Although God is a living spirit, no one has ever seen God. No one has seen the wind either, but we can feel it. We cannot see the oxygen we breathe, but without it, we would all die. The scriptures reveal that God is our invisible, eternal, and immortal King. Although no one has ever seen the invisible God, we have seen visible manifestations of Him in His Son, Jesus, who fully demonstrates the character of God (Colossians 1:15).
Love is one of God’s greatest attributes, for God is love. God does not force Himself on anyone. God is kind to everyone, even those who do not love Him. Jesus is the express image of God (Colossians 1:15). Through Jesus, we see the true character of God. Jesus did not exalt Himself above others. He did not covet the possessions of others. He was content to live a humble life without complaining. Jesus has shown us that God is not demanding and He always looks out for the best interest of others.
A simple way to define wisdom is that it is the ability to use the acquired knowledge. Wisdom and knowledge go hand-in-hand. In the Bible, wisdom and knowledge are often mentioned together (Jeremiah 10:12; Romans 11:33; Colossians 2:3).
The wisdom of God devised a foolproof plan whereby He would redeem His beloved man from death. The wisdom of God recognized the futility of our works. No amount of our goodness, works, morality, or religious worship can gain acceptance with God. It is only through God’s Son that we have access and acceptance to God.
One of the fundamental attributes of God is His mercy. Because God is merciful toward us, He desires that we be with Him forever. God’s love and His mercy are inseparable. God’s mercy allowed His Son to be condemned in our place at the cross. Thus, Jesus became the sacrificial lamb for our sins. God’s mercy declares His compassion for mankind. Justice has been satisfied at the cross, therefore God can justifiably show mercy to everyone who has chosen to follow Christ.
By faith, you can believe that everything God has promised will come to pass; all because God is faithful. His faithfulness is a guarantee that He cannot lie, and what He has said in the Bible about Himself is true. Our hope of obtaining eternal life is built on His faithfulness.
When you know and believe God, you will use your faith will increase. Remember, you have the same spirit of faith that God has. Believing faith speaks. God said, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak.