It is written, Ephesians 2:8, for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.
Faith and belief are really the same thing. Many people believe faith is a hope thing when it comes to spiritual things. They believe God can do anything, yet when it comes to prayer, they lack faith for any number of reasons.
I have learned over the years to look at spiritual things in a different way. For instance, faith is required for salvation. If you believe that you are saved by faith, why not believe everything else God says.
Jesus said we are to believe as a little child. When you were little, you believe everything your parents said. Well my friends, God is our father, and he is never wrong. We need to believe in Him the same innocent way we believed our parents.
The biggest problem we have to overcome most of the time, is the world we live in. There is so much misinformation, and corruption, that it is hard to ignore. In this world run by satan, everything seems to go against God. People hate Jesus, and they ridiculed those who believe.
I made the choice to always trust God. It isn't easy sometimes, but stick to it. When you read the word of God, remember it is all true, no matter how hard it is to accept some things. The fact is you can't pick out what you believe. You will be judged by God's word, not yours or someone else's. God looks at everything and does things we do not understand sometimes. We have to put our pride and fear aside, of what someone else might say, and believe the word of God. When it comes right down to it, His word is the only one that counts.
We don't have to prove God to anyone, that is not our job. The only thing God wants us to do, is to trust in Him no matter what. He will do the rest. So you see faith really is a choice.
1 Corinthians 2:5, your faith should not be in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
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Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
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