Published on November 15th, 2013 | by djprophetic0
4 Things You Must Understand about Faith
4 Things You Must Understand about Faith
No intro- let’s jump right in! Here are the four things you must understand about faith to help you become whom God created you to be:
1. Faith does not make sense to our natural senses
Faith is one of those words that stir so many emotions, thoughts, and even disagreements. But to break it all the way down, faith is simply believing you can see the unseen- whether that is believing in God, believing for a new job, or believing that you will achieve your dreams. To our natural senses, it makes no sense to believe in something you can’t see. That is the essence of faith; it is not a natural human sense; in fact, it’s supernatural. Believe it or not, faith is a supernatural power we all posses. Some use it for good and others, for evil. When I tell people I got married to my wife after one phone conversation, three emails, and one face-to-face conversation in Ghana, they think I’m crazy. The truth is- faith should make you seem and look a little crazy. Why? A lot of people aren’t brave enough to believe the ridiculous and expect the impossible. Will You?
2. Just a little faith goes a long way (Matthew 17:20)
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. ” Why? Because you don’t need to have a large amount of faith for great things to happen. It’s not the size of your faith that matters; it’s about taking the size of faith you have and putting your full faith forward. Say you were to jump off a 100 foot-high diving board. It doesn’t matter if it is a little jump or a big jump; having a little faith will still bring you great results. One of my favorite stories in the bible is the story of David and Goliath. It’s amazing when you think about how one little pebble defeated a big Giant. It wasn’t actually the pebble that caused the giant’s death; it was the faith in God that he would take that pebble and cause the impossible to happen. The lesson is not to trust in your own weapons but to trust in the creator who can take your weapon, multiply its power, and defeat the giants in your life.
3. Faith works like a muscle James 1:3
Faith works just like a muscle. As you go to the gym and work out, your muscle breaks and repairs itself to become stronger than it was before. In this same way, your faith you may go through things that just don’t make sense and they may even take you to your breaking point. But what we fail to realize is that our faith just got strengthened and we were just fortified to handle even bigger situations and bigger obstacles. By the time you realize it, your faith muscles have grown so large that the things you once couldn’t lift are now your warm-ups. Don’t be afraid to stretch your faith “…because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.”
4. Faith is the only thing that pleases God
Our good deeds, our good works, our mission trips around the world, and our financial gifts are void without faith in the eyes of God. In Hebrews 11:6 the bible says, “And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” This means that you and I have to first believe that God exists. This is the beginning of true faith. Take a look around at the beauty of the oceans, look up at the constellations, or just pause for a moment and look at the intricate detail in the palm of your hand. How can there not be a God? Since he does exist and we are his children, he wants us to have faith, just as he does. Remember faith is seeing the unseen. He put light into existence, created the idea of humans, animals, land, water, etc.
What are you called to create? Are you using your faith to do what He has put in your heart or are you doing things that you don’t need much faith to accomplish?