Romans 10:17 New International Version (NIV)
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
The dictionary says faith is:
compete trust or confidence in someone or something. It also says, strong belief in God.
As I read in the Bible, I find stories of trust in Jesus. People knew that he was a man who healed the sick, did miracles and some wanted to follow him. Others had their own opinions and didn't walk the path of God. Evil was real and people continued on their lives. Think about how you might feel if you saw Jesus heal the blind man, calm the raging waters of a storm or you saw him in person. Not everyone reacts the same way, but Jesus is our hope of forever life.
Luke 17:6-10 New International Version (NIV)
He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.
Jesus wants us to trust him even as a small mustard seed. Something you can barely see, but you know is real. Jesus is the real deal and wants us to live in freedom of yesterdays. Freedom of mistakes and wishing we had done things different. Had I never done that, I would not be experiencing this! That's a statement I have said over my life time and I can assure you that Jesus never left me, but it was I who left him. We see things in the natural eye and can't make sense of things. Why did this happen and how do I hold onto a God who failed me? Did he fail you or was it the consequences of something you did? That was me, I had some consequences to something I did and life changed. Yet, my faith in God grew from a circumstance into helping others see things different.
It became my moto of life. Jesus will be right here with you through anything. A true friend who wants the best for you. Never forget that free will isn't always free Each of us make mistakes and carry the loss of things in life. The loss of sin and the freedom of new beginnings. This day nothing is impossible with God, but you might have to walk through some hard things too. Jesus is faithful and he walked earth just like you and I. Faith come by hearing, so hear the word of God today. Open the Bible and grab onto scriptures that will spur you onto greatness. This isn't a set back you are experiencing but a set up for the future.
Ephesians 2:8-10 New International Version (NIV)
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Daily I have learned to walk by faith. I know that prayer makes a difference and it has changed me inside. My inside voice, becomes my outside voice for Jesus. My heart has been healed and I know that I live in true forgiveness of Jesus. I know that his plans remains the same for my life and nothing will change that. God is a given answer to any thing I face and yours too. Purpose this a good day. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Spread some hope today and keep faith alive inside of you. Let your words be few and your actions greater into kindness. Happy new day!