What Is Faith? Mankind’s Need For It

What Is Faith? Mankind’s Need For It

What is Faith, and how is it applicable to our daily lives? I wholeheartedly believe that the simplest way to define it is that it is A DIVINE CONNECTION WHICH ALLOWS THE THINGS OF HEAVEN TO BE ACCESSIBLE ON EARTH. It is the most essential building block of our Christian walk, and the basis from which we call things forth as if they have already happened. Due to the sacrifice that Jesus made on the Cross, mankind is able to obtain Salvation in Christ by Faith through His grace alone. Salvation is a free gift that God has made available to anyone who believes in their heart and confesses with their mouth of His Lordship. (Romans 10:9 NKJV) There is a feeling of encouraging Hope that so freely showers over a believer when reading God’s amazing, faith-building promise to His children in Romans 5:8 (NIV). It declares, “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

You see, all along, God knew that we would forever experience a state of hopelessness without Him, so He desires to have a personal relationship with each of us. Therefore, Faith is our direct connection to our Heavenly Father. It never goes obsolete, nor becomes busy, and is always the best way to be in communion with God and fellow believers here on earth. I’m not saying that Christians never experience hardship, disappointment, or loss, because we do. Think back to 2020 for example; right there is proof that everything in this physical world collapses like shifting sand. Yet how am I able to say that 2020 was a victorious year in a number of ways, despite the many levels of challenges faced? I’m viewing things around me through the lens of Faith in Christ and seeing others and circumstances as Jesus would.

The things we experience in life surely do try to shake our Faith, but the assurance we have is that as long as we stay connected to the vine, and stand firm on the solid rock of Christ, we can weather any storm! I love how Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) depicts Faith; “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” This scripture carries a great deal of authority on the topic of Faith and is the beginning of understanding that if we have Faith to ask God for something according to His will, He will make it come to pass. Nothing is too hard for Him!

Friends, if I could just leave you with one final thought, it would be this; WITHOUT FAITH, WE WOULD NOT EVEN BE HERE, LET ALONE WOULD WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROCLAIM GOD’S GOODNESS AROUND THE WORLD. In the Creation account recorded throughout Genesis, we can see some of the earliest recorded evidence of Faith. Why? It is because when God spoke various aspects of the world into existence, such as the birds of the air, the fish of the sea, Heavenly light that shatters through darkness, etc., they immediately came to be! The same concept applies to when He created mankind. He desired to have a family to fellowship with, and people to tend to His Creation, so He spoke, and it was so. Don’t ever believe for one minute the lie that God can’t do anything with any amount Faith! Whether big or small, HE CAN, AND HE WILL!!! The greatest moves of God are proceeded with Faith and countless small acts of obedience. Though the pilgrimage of life is long, challenging, and tiring, God uses Faith as a tool to guide us through, each and every step of the way. By Faith, God began His good work in us, and will lead us on the most rewarding journey of a lifetime!

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