Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Faith-What Is It ?

It Is Written,Romans 4:21 ( Abraham ) being fully convinced that what He promised, He was also able to perform.
Everyone has faith, believe it or not. There is faith in Jesus Christ, and there is faith in satan.  Let me explain this statement.   Jesus gives you promises that will lead to eternal life.  satan promises a far different eternity, so he doesn't spell anything out.
When a person is born, they have the built in capability to do or become whatever they choose. As with most things, there is what most people call, a catch.  Most things require work and a belief that that work will produce the desired result.  That my friend is faith in oneself.
People expend time, energy, money, and whatever else they can think of to reach their goal.  Problems may come up, and even substantial setbacks, but they have faith that if they stick it out, it will turn out as they planned. So you see, faith is not a problem all of the time. We are selective about what we have faith in.
Faith as we usually refer to it, is spiritual faith and we must trust in God, rather than ourselves. There seems to be a double standard when it comes to faith. Just as we all realize you cannot become a doctor by walking into a hospital, you cannot just walk into a church and become saved.  Both require certain things, such as learning, effort, and getting through setbacks.
A textbook gives instructions to achieve a goal. The Bible does the same thing, except the Bible is error free.  A professor gives lectures, a preacher teaches.   A med student does experiments based on what he reads or hears in school.  A believer follows instructions on the way to live according to Jesus.
The big thing that believers must realize is, that prayers are not magic, so they shouldn't give up if they don't get instant results.  If everyone treated everything the way faith in God is treated, we would all be in the stone age, and no one would go to heaven.
If we put some effort into seeking God, and doing what the Bible says, we will find that faith becomes easier as we grow spiritually. To be happy and at peace, follow the spiritual, and not the worldly.   Faith is total trust in God, and not yourself.  Have a blessed day. Praise the Lord!
Remember, Jesus Loves You
Prayer Of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thenk 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 life as my personal savior.
Thank You Lord