The Importance of Living by FAITH
FAITH is a Spiritual Activity
And Jesus answering says unto them, Have faith in God.
In Psalm 27:13 David said:
I had fainted, unless I had BELIEVE TO SEE the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
•When it comes to God, His Word, and His Kingdom we must FIRST BELIEVE BEFORE WE CAN SEE AND RECEIVE.
•Our FAITH in God becomes the things we are believing God for until those things are manifested or materialized.
•By FAITH we see and receive the promises of God.
FAITH is the SUBSTANCE of things HOPES for, the EVIDENCE of things NOT SEEN.
•Let your faith in God be your daily exercise.
Four times God said in the Bible “The JUST shall live by FAITH”
- Habakkuk 2:4
- Romans 1:17
- Galatians 3:11
- Hebrews 10:38
•The word JUST in scripture means justified ( just as if we have never sinned). It also means RIGHTEOUS.
•It is impossible to please God wiyothout faith, Hebrews 11:6.
•It doesn’t take any FAITH to live unholy and unrighteous, but it takes FAITH in Christ Jesus to live HOLY and RIGHTEOUS. Why?
Galatians 2:16 says,
Knowing that a man is not justified (or made righteous) by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ…
Without faith no one can please God. Anyone who comes to God must believe that He is real and that He rewards those who truly want to find Him
We thank you that your presence is powerful and real even today. We thank that your Word reminds us over and over again, that you are always with us. Thank you that you go before us, and that you cover us from behind. Thank you for the gift of your Spirit, that you live within us, bringing life and peace. Thank you for your protection over us, that you surround our lives as a shield. Thank you for your grace and favor, for your blessings and love that you so graciously shine over your people. We look to you today, our Lord and Savior, our Rock and Redeemer. Our trust and security are in you alone. Though things may often feel uncertain around us, though struggles may mount up and we feel like we’re facing enemy ground, though darkness tries hard to steal our joy away, we choose to rest in you. Thank you Lord that you are our firm foundation. We walk in your strength and victory, as you pave out our paths, and lead our way. We praise you that you bless us and keep us, that you make your face shine over us. We love you Lord. We hold on to your truth, and rely on your presence in us, and around us.
In Jesus’ Name,
•You are righteous, justified, sanctified and holy because you live by the faith of the Lord Jesus Christ, and His redemptive work for us.
Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to God be all the glory. Amen!