Faith in Action

What is Faith in Jesus Christ?

What is Faith in Jesus Christ?

Often many of us confess that we believe in Jesus Christ. We even may share our faith with others. But how do we truly know whether we have faith? How do we get faith? Is it something that we have because we believe in Christ? What is faith? According to the Bible, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. The Bible also says that without faith it’s impossible to please God and that we must believe that he exists and is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. Faith also come by hearing the word of God.

In my early days of being a Christian, I desperately wanted to believe God for some great things, but I did not know how to have faith. I nonetheless knew that I needed to pray to ask the Lord to have a closer walk with Him. I began spending more time in His word. He reminded me often in his word that He is the vine and that we are the branches. He said that if we abide in Him and His word abides in us, anything we shall ask for, we shall receive. Thus, I knew that if I asked God for faith that would move mountains, he would give it to me as long as I was abiding in Him.

Over the years, Jesus has proven himself faithful. Twenty years ago, I started my law practice. I previously had jobs in which I received a steady paycheck for a set amount. Suddenly, I had to totally rely on Jesus Christ daily. For four consecutive years, I learned to trust in Him. During that time period, I seldom had more than I needed, but I had sufficient money to take care of my bills and the basic necessities. Whenever my supply was almost gone, miraculously a paying client would come through the door with just enough money to supply what I was lacking.image

Was it easy living by faith? No, but I learned to trust in Jesus and to take Him at His word. I thank God that He orchestrated my path by teaching me to abide in His word and to live by faith and not by sight. I’m now at a point in my walk with the Lord in which I trust Him for even greater things.

Lord help us all to commune with you, to sup at your table so that we are like trees planted by the rivers of water that bear fruit in its season.

Faith produces action in the believer. God will begin to use us in incredible ways as we reach out to other believers and nonbelievers encouraging them to believe that there is nothing too hard for the Lord. Do you love bragging about God? Do you love telling people of the great things He has done? Let’s encourage one another daily in our walk with Jesus Christ and remember to share our faith with others while we still have time. Let’s remember to be fishers of men! Be encouraged, God is still on the throne.

Scriptures to meditate on: Hebrews 11; John 15: 1-8; Habakkuk 2: 1-4; Psalm 1

Introduction: The Great Commission

cropped-image.jpegMy primary passion in life is Christianity.  Jesus has commissioned us to be fishers of men and to plant and water seeds so that the kingdom of God will continue to grow. Hence, that is the reason that I chose the background for this blog site. The Bible tells us that Peter and Andrew were casting a net into the lake when Jesus saw them. It continues to say in Matthew 4:19,  that Jesus said to them, come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. At once they left their nets and followed him. Jesus commands us to reach deeply to the utter most parts of the earth. What are we afraid of? He wants us all to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of him. Jesus wants us to have an intimate relationship with him. Jesus saves and He loves us. We are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. We must open our mouths and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We must surround ourselves with people who do not know Him. Even if the message is rejected, just know that it is Christ in you who will do the work. The Bible says, we are to be ready in season and out of season to proclaim the word of God. Jesus said, (Matthew 28:16-20) all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Let’s get ready to cast our nets and to sow some seeds. I will keep every reader of these posts in prayer. God knows your name!

Key verses: Read Matthew 4:18-22; Matthew 28: 16-20; Matthew 5:14-16; 1 Corinthians 3:5-9; 1 Timothy 2:4

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