Friday, October 2, 2009

What is faith?

...Like, what is it?

i mean, it's a word we use over and over again...
"Just have faith."
"Where's your faith?"
"Have faith in yourself..."

so really, there must be something quite profound about 'faith' if we are so eager to express it.
might we have misused it, perhaps?
is it another one of those "i love you"s without really knowing what it means?

in my journey of 'living', i'm discovering more and more the meaning of 'faith'.
it's challenging. it's effort-demanding. it's...beyond natural.

if faith is supernatural, it is beyond natural; therefore the only best source i have is God himself - the "beyond natural" being. (and this goes for really anything supernatural - love, hope, life, etc)
now, most of my answers i find in the Bible - best book of life for life - because that's where God talks most in.

there, i find the following:
"let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith..." = ahhh...that's where faith comes from! (Heb. 12:2)
...which means...
"now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." = there we go. definition right there. (Heb. 11:1)

faith = certainty; 100%

but no worries, because we are not perfect, therefore at times it is hard to be faithful 100%.
that is why Jesus is the perfector.
he is willing to help us in faith. (hurrah! we are not alone in this...)
the Holy Spirit is willing to help us grow our faith.

faithfulness is a fruit of the Spirit.
it takes time to "increase" and grow.

anyways, if you are going to take anything out of this post, it's that faith's source is God - and if we lack it, ask him for more. and having faith is trusting in something not currently happening.

so, need a situation in your life to change?
need a job?
need breakthrough?
have sickness?

no problem.
just believe that what ever you want has already come through and happened. :)

i know, it's not easy...but hey! we have the best supporter = Jesus.


1 comment:

Aaron Ninaber said...

Wow. That was quite incredible. You have a gift Melody. Keep using it. Release the beauty of your words into this world.