My Faith (Biblical Perspectives)

We are told that, "faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Hebrews 11:1).

The biblical definition of faith suggests that it is intangible and invisible and yet that it is an essential element in the Christian walk – Hebrews 11:6 further states that “without it", it is impossible “to please God.” It is therefore imperative that as Christians we are required to build upon the measure of faith that we have been given, so that through the exercising of it, we walk by it and become engaged in activities devoted to pleasing God. Below are scriptures outlining how faith is exercised and developed:
  1. Hear God’s Word, believe and obey it (Romans 10:17).
  2. Please God by believing that He is and reward those who diligently seek him (Hebrews 11:6).
  3. Believe that God will answer our sincere petitions in accordance with his will (1John 5:14-15).
  4. Believe that we have salvation through God’s Grace (Ephesians 2:8).
  5. That nothing is impossible for God to do in our lives (Matthew 19:26).
  6. That our Faith stands in God’s Power not man's wisdom (1 Corinthians 2:5).
  7. We will trust in God with all our HEART and not lean on our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6).
  8. That it is a powerful spiritual Grace which has substance and provides evidence (Hebrews 11:1).
  9. Glorify God by demonstrating our love for you through acts of kindness (so we will have Faith that is backed up by our Works) James 2:17.
  10. Walk using spiritual vision and not by what we see (2 Corinthians 5:7).
  11. We will be still and know that God is God and is worthy of all our worship love and praise (Psalms 46:10).
Faith is therefore worked out in our lives through:
listening to the Word of God; believing what he says and not what we see; that he draws near to us as we commune with him, seek his grace and trust that he is able to impossible things through his omnipotence; providing the evidence our faith needs and backing it with activities that confirm our wholehearted trust in God.

(source: hopecalls.org)





Collection of Biblical Perspectives

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The Purpose of Joy

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Finding Our Purpose

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Forgiveness

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Prayer

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Weariness

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Thanksgiving

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