So, me and this faith thing have it out on a regular bases. It’s a very simple concept in theory. But geezzzyyy pickles it’s easier said than done. The very root of faith is simply believing what you read in God’s Word and acting in trust. But for me the whole action thing is difficult. Like I’ll be all fired up and ready to go. But as soon as I put my Bible down and face the realities of my day; believing and acting get harder and harder.
As Jesus followers, we know faith is essential to our lives. It is the very foundation of our Christian belief. We begin our journey with the profession of our belief and faith in who God is. We believe by faith that Jesus lived, died on the cross, and rose on the third day. Because of our faith, we know that God not only is our Father in Heaven, but He loves us so much He gave His son Jesus for the redemption of our sins. We have faith that God actually loves us enough to take care of our needs. We have faith that He hears our prayers when we call Him. And it is this faith that should propel us to act in such a way that our beliefs are personified.
Having faith is a necessity for Christians, and here are three reasons why it is so important for us to have it in our lives.
Faith is Pleasing to God
Hebrews 11:6 tells us that without faith it is impossible to please God. Not only must we believe who He is, but we must believe that He rewards those who diligently seek Him. It pleases God when we seek to have a strong relationship with Him that is built on our trust and belief in Him. When we seek Him with a pure and believing heart, God lovingly answers our prayers, heals our bodies, and mends our broken relationships.
Faith Determines Our Actions
Faith is important because it affects the decisions we make, the way we interact with others, and the way we react to the situations that confront us. Faith must be practiced. The more we put our trust in God, the more faith we develop. Some of us start with just a small amount of faith. The Bible talks about having just a “mustard seed”-size amount of faith. It is not the amount that counts, it is the belief in our heart that at all times God is with us, will provide for us, and will rescue us from the enemy. Faith in practice develops more faith in action.
Faith Gives Us a Testimony
Our testimony and witness is based on our faith. Have you noticed that we win others to Christ not only by our actions but also by the words that we speak? When something great happens, we often cannot wait to share the good news. This is how we should be as Christians. We should be sharing our good news of faith about how God worked in our lives, changed our situations, and helped us through tough times. The words of testimony not only build up the person speaking, but they give courage to the hearer of the testimony and encourage them to believe God, too.
Having faith, as a believer, is the starting point of a loving relationship with our Heavenly Father. Start believing God today for those little things that need changing, and before you know it, you will have faith that moves mountains in your life.
Why do you think having faith and putting it into action is so important? Is there an area in your life that can use a bit more action on your part? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
Sending you positive vibes and the love of Christ,