Thursday, August 6, 2009

Living in Faith

On occasion I'm asked what does "faith" mean to me. Dictionaries include in the meaning to put trust in, to be committed to, to place confidence in, and to rely upon. For me, as a Christian, faith is having the assurance that Christ is who He professes to be and having trust that He will do all that He promises to do. I really like how faith is explained in the book, "The Kingdom, Power, & Glory," by Chuck and Nancy Missler, which says, "Real faith is not feeling, not seeing, not understanding, and not knowing but still choosing to trust and rely upon Him. It's being convinced that no matter what we see happening in our lives, no matter what we understand to be true, and no matter how we feel, God will be faithful to His Word and perform His promises to us in His timing and in His way!"

Isn't that beautiful? If you want God's will to become a reality in your life experience, then you must have faith. The Bible tells us, faith is "the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not yet seen."
(Hebrews 11:1).

I pray that you grow in faith day by day as you walk with the Lord, . . . Annie