We could go on and on talking about the concept of faith but the truth is, we cannot overemphasize its importance.
You can agree with me that most times we are as strong as whatver we might be facing at the time, cos we can only talk about it if we come through it standing. that is when we can truly say we faithed that situation and yea we came out strong. i am a testimony that faith works and talking about it, stirs something inside of me ,simply put, my heart is leaping out for joy at the mention of been able to believe irrespective of where i am and what i am faced with.
Faith transcends just pleasing God, which is a very important aspect of our lives and duty for us to uphold as humans. The power of faith also releases our blessings from GODS throne. sometimes we sit down in whatever situation we find ourselves. we grovel and shudder and go through so many different forms of reverence in other that we may recieve, but truth is without faith, we might as well get a mattress and chill cos that situation is there to stay.
one of my favorite verses of scripture, heb 11:11 helps me thru anything i call a situation.
"Now sarah even though she had passed her time to concieve ,was able to have a child because she judged him faithful who had promised".Sarahs' faith manifested in her being able to be a vessel that produced a child nine months later. she too in the books of mothers was reckoned at age 90 cos she believed. We look too much at our physical embodiments and we tend to dwell on our abilities. the truth remains that when GOD says a thing, he automaticlaly puts into action a plan to bring it to pass. so when he has spoken concerning us, he is already working on it to make sure we get that job, that admission, that citizenship that money we need for tuition, the money for a new car and that apartment that seems elusive........the list is endless but we have to do something to unlock these good things.
"Faiths enables us recieve from God and our ability to receive, determines how much God will give us....."hence our Faith is our vessel to recieving from God, our currency with which we get stuff from GOD.
most of us think we can recah out for faith whenever we find ourselves in positions where we would need it, but like it is in scripture, "the just shall live by faith", faith is a condiment of day to day living.
"If your faith cannot carry it, your life cannot experience it"
and like deutronomy 8:18 puts it,
"Believe(have Faith) in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established". what more can a person ask of God when he already established you, the truth is nothing, cos you would have had everything else.
Faith has no substitute in the realm of the spirit, so put on your armour of faith and recieve of GOD even as you please him in everything you do.
Grace and peace.