30 August 2011


The Christian Faith has many meanings, ideas and interpretations these days...

I believe Faith is not so much a belief system as much as it is a lifestyle. Many people have ‘Faith’ but live a lifestyle totally against what they believe. Faith without works [direct and positive corresponding actions] is dead! (James 2:26)

Faith is a deeply personal journey all believers are to perfect. And God is committed to that for sure, for He is the author and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:2).

Faith is believing in an unseen but huge God who can do anything. Faith is the key that turns the door for the breakthrough to happen. It is much more than Salvation… it is what gets us through the difficulties of life and gives us access to the miraculous!
Hebrews 11:1; 6 Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see … it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

Faith is complete dependence in the goodness and character of God. That He loves us and all things work together for our good at the end of the day. Not that all things are good, but that He can turn everything around and make all things new.

Faith is speaking what is currently not, into existence. It is an inner conviction that you know something will happen supernaturally that hasn’t already taken place. It is getting a word from God, standing on it, taking it to the bank and cashing it in! God doesn’t move by needs or wants – He moves by genuine, authentic FAITH!

Faith has legs… faith speaks… faith believes in the impossible… faith has vision... faith never gives up - Ps Phil Pringle

According to your faith, let it be…

Life is simply a journey of trusting in God and growing in Faith in His miraculous power. Are we willing to trust Him, are we willing to let go of what we hold so tightly too? Can we surrender every area of our life to His good purposes…for life?? This is the highest level of Faith we can attain.

Matthew 9:27-30
After Jesus left the girl’s home, two blind men followed along behind him, shouting, “Son of David, have mercy on us!” They went right into the house where he was staying, and Jesus asked them, “Do you believe I can make you see?” “Yes, Lord,” they told him, “we do.” Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you.” Then their eyes were opened, and they could see!

Simply put, Faith is essentially in walking with God. It is everything to Him. It pleases Him greatly as it is saying ‘I trust you God with all that I am, and I believe anything your Word promises can come to pass!’ We need to believe that God is bigger than our mountains, any troubles that come our way, and anything that the enemy can throw at us.

God can allow a number of events to take place in our life in order for our Faith to fully grow, develop and mature. Like a seed sown in good soil, the DNA of the seed is for the tree to grow into a GIANT tree, bearing much fruit, 30, 60 and 100 times what was planted. This is the Christians life from start to finish…

Hebrews 12:1-2
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

The Three Levels of Faith (by Kevin Loo)
1. Human Faith
- Hebrews 10:35 - Confidence in your Faith has great reward
- Confidence is an attitude. It comes from knowledge and what we believe about ourselves
- Faith is a law: It has substance and it is tangible. It can be seen, heard and experienced.
- Faith is the hand which takes what God offers, the ‘spiritual organ’ of appropriation!

2. Daily Faith - Hebrews 10:38 - The Just shall live by Faith
- Faith is a sense of knowing, a sense of believing that causes us to take action.
- Faith is a process and a spiritual work in progress: It equips us to take courage, think beyond the natural, live sacrificially for Christ, and take God at His Word.

3. Reckless Faith - 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 - Spiritual gifts comes from Faith
- God gives faith for a specific purpose or task. We have the faith of God. Supernaturally and for the moment the natural laws do not exist. Peter steps out of the boat and walks on the water towards Jesus (Matt 14:28-29).
- Jesus gave Peter an opportunity to obey by faith, his command to do something seemingly impossible. Peter's faith responds to Jesus' command and the supernatural law of faith suspends the natural laws of gravity and he walks on water!! Jesus is saying ‘Peter if you have faith, I will support you in things you can’t dare to imagine… even supernaturally.’

Matthew 17:20 Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible’.

So, what's your Faith look like...? I believe that if you really stepped out of your boat, nothing would be impossible in your life today!

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