Updated: Nov 19, 2018
For me, 2016 has been a year of FAITH moves! I mean, I have taken leaps and bounds that I know would not have been possible without complete and ultimate faith in GOD! Yes, I wholeheartedly believe in God as the source of my life and the reason for my existence, but my beliefs in God go far beyond knowing a few scriptures and attending church. As I get older, I have learned the importance of establishing a relationship with God and how that relationship requires having complete FAITH in knowing that He has plans for me beyond my wildest dreams. Hebrews 11:1 states that "faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see" (NIV).
I attended church one Sunday, and the topic of the sermon was...FAITH! The pastor made a great point that continues to resonate with me today. The pastor looked out to us and stated that we have more FAITH in the things we ask from God, instead of having FAITH in GOD. Think about it, how many times have you started off a prayer with "I have faith that I will get this job", or "I have faith that this business will expand". Prayer is so powerful, which is why it is important to be specific in what you are praying to God about. The next time you ask God for something, place your faith in Him, first. Say, "I have FAITH in God that He will give me peace", or "By my FAITH in God, He will bless me with the ability to get the job that I am praying for".
FAITH overpowers any worry, doubts, or fears that may consume your hearts, minds, and spirits. Be confident in knowing that struggle, obstacle, or person you're facing cannot win as long as you have FAITH in God. Step out beyond your spiritual comfort zone and open yourselves to the will and love of God. I can guarantee that He will take care of you...trust me, I know from experience.
What are events that have occurred in your lives that required complete FAITH in God?