I remember singing when I was younger; ‘Faith is just believing what God says He will do;
He will never fail us, His promises are true.
If we but receive Him, His children we become.
Faith is just believing this wondrous thing is done’
God speaks, every time. But most times we are not listening.
When God speaks, He speaks from his own point of view. Sometimes it might sound incredible to us. That is why we need that element called ‘faith’.
The Bible tells us in Heb 11:1 ‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen’.
Let’s look at the previous chapter to see what was said about faith (chapter 11 looks like a continuation (explanation) of a conversation; ‘now faith …’).
Heb 10: 38 tells us ‘Now the just shall live by faith:But if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him’.
Romans 1: 17 expounds the scope of faith more clearly to us by saying ‘For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed in a way that awakens more faith]. As it is written and forever remains written, The just and upright shall live by faith’.
Faith is continuous. We get saved by faith in God and we live by faith.
When God speaks, He speaks from His point of view. Read. There are things you don’t see that He does. Places you have not been to that He has. So the next time He tells you, ‘don’t do this, or do that or I’ll do this’, believe with all your heart and obey Him. These truths stand infallible.
- God never lies (Num 23:19).
- God cannot say what He will not do (Num 23:19).
- Whatever God says MUST be accomplished. His Word cannot return to Him without accomplishing His will for that moment (Isaiah 55:10-11).
Successful execution of faith builds up more faith in you. If you believe God and he heals you of migraine today, you’ll believe him to heal you of something more tomorrow.