For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.
What is faith?
Faith is obedient action with trustful confidence in God’s character. It is the confident assurance that God is always working out the best solution for you and others.
Any problem with Faith is typically tied to our ignorance of God. We believe what others have told us about God rather than discovering Him ourselves. We typically project our dysfunctional souls toward God, rather than believe Him and His Word.
We don’t realize where we actually stand in His eyes. If we did, we would humbly and respectfully place all our being onto Him without concern with the outcome.
What is not faith?
Faith is not the inner belief of an outward expectation. Rather it is knowing Him with no concern with the results.
Faith is not the cause of your salvation; rather it is the umbilical cord which connects you with the living Source of Life.
Faith is also not the anecdote of your situation. God is. Faith is simply your worldview of God’s presence in the world and your role in His kingdom.
A living Faith is not necessary about moving mountains but more about healing your soul while serving others.
Through this graceful act of redemption and sanctification, you are being morphed into the image of Jesus Christ. A byproduct of this living faith is a more active and expressive fire within the deepest, inner workings of your soul toward others. It is a life not of empty motions but actions covered with inner joy. This outer behavior is a byproduct of the inner construct of a new creation. The work is being conducted by the Holy Spirit with your yielding cooperation.
This living faith is active, confident, and obedient to the Word and Spirit of God. It is built on God’s viewpoint and not ours. The faith we trust in is not from us but is Christ’s own faith. Since God’s purpose for your life is a new creation according to His design, it involves His Spirit developing His character, eternal values, and divine love in you with all you speak, think, and do.
If this faith is not alive in you yet, pray and ask your heavenly Father to open your eyes to know Him better. Pursue Him with all your heart. In the process, over time, Christ’s faith will become more perceptive and active in your assigned world. You will come to know Him and the workings of real, living faith. His faith will become your faith.
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