Faith is a substance!
But what is faith?
- complete trust or confidence in someone or something
strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.
So, how is that a substance right?
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 NKJV
When I feel hopeless that reminds me that I am in my natural 5 senses looking for evidence of God being at work in my life.
But, thats not living by faith searching and looking for proof. Pastor Juanita Gibbs tells us at Reformation Developmental Center the scripture that the just shall live by faith.
Faith is a key component in this life. Gods word also proclaims that we are to live by faith and not by sight as pastor also reminds me of often to help me renew. Yet I have gone around by sight looking to have faith.
How backwards is that right!
It was the mind set of show me then I will believe. But, God says have faith then you shall see. Seek me first and my kingdom and my righteousness then watch for all the things I will add unto you.
Faith and hope work together as a powerful force. But they need to be firmly rooted in the spirit of God. By that I mean that the contents of my soul (mind, will, and emotions) will at times try to move me from standing in faith. The spirit leading my life needs to be supreme.
When my faith and hope are bound to my emotions and how I am thinking at the time that is an emotional rollercoaster of ups and downs.
God wants me to be firm and untossed as the changing tides, anchored deeply in his love and trust that all that comes my way in life will work together for the good.
Faith anchored in the finished work of the cross as Pastor tells us will help us to endure and exercise our measure of faith and remain being lead and guided by the spirit over my soul.
~Love Life~Live Life~ 😍