The Importance of Faith
Date: October 24th, 2018
Read: Hebrews 11:1-6
The scope of faith is that we receive what we ask for according to the will of God. Jesus tells us that if we believe, we will receive whatever we ask for in prayer and everything is possible for him who believes (Matt 21:22; Mark 9:23). But what we believe God for must align with the will of God. We can choose to believe the Word of God and to trust Him in every situation, or look at the circumstances and believe what we see. We can walk by faith, or we can walk by sight.
The spirit of faith manifests itself with seven characteristics: Those with a spirit of faith: (1) focus on God’s promises, not on the giants; (2) never just go along with the majority; (3) speak of positive things, not negative ones; (4) take risks in God, others don’t understand; (5) befriend people with the same spirit; (6) fight for excellence; they don’t accept mediocrity; (7) fight to possess the mountain of their destiny. The fulfillment of our destiny in God is worth fighting all odds, all enemies and all circumstances. Hardships cannot be avoided, denied, or sidestepped. They must be endured by faith.
God has a plan that will use all the gifts and talents you have but He will stretch you to maximize you to be all that you can be. After this, you will have to rise higher than you ever thought you could.
You will feel better about yourself than you ever have before.