I already knew the definition for faith according to Hebrews 11:1

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, it has several definitions for faith. Some of them are:

  • It is a strong belief or trust in someone or something.
  • It is belief in the existence of God.
  • It is strong religious feelings or beliefs.

However, the definition that struck me the most is: it is a firm belief in something for which there is no proof; it is complete trust.

Hebrews chapter 11 gives us a list of a few persons in the bible that had faith. Some were in between a rock and a hard place, like Moses and the Israelites crossing the red sea. There comes a point in your life when your faith will be tested; like when God told Abraham to take his son Isaac and sacrificed him. Sometimes, God will tell us to do difficult things; but he will never lead us wrong.

Faith is much more than belief; it is action and a choice. When Jesus called Peter out of the boat, he had faith that it was Jesus calling him; but it was not true faith until he got out of the boat and walked to Jesus.

Ephesians 6:16 is my encouragement for you to take up the shield of faith. As children of God, we have to put on the whole armor of God. While doing so, do not leave out faith. The bible declares “without faith it is impossible to please God.”

Let your prayer life reflect your faith. Let your lifestyle be one of faith. Honestly, it is so hard to have faith at times when we look at situations and wonder “will things get better?” and “will things change?” We have to believe in that which we cannot see. We have to look through the eyes of faith.

The shield of faith is able to protect us from all fiery darts. As children of God, the devil is always trying to attack, distract, you name it. But have faith. If you are going through hard time, have faith in God. Good times – have faith in God. Testing times – have faith in God.

We can have faith in a lot of things (money, job, houses, cars, family) which is good. But do not forget to have faith in God.

Copyright © 2015 Ve-Anna Thomas. All rights reserved.

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