Faith is more than knowing God can…faith is believing God will.
Do you believe in Jesus? It’s a question you have heard countless times in your life. It sounds like a simple question. Do you believe in God? Of course you do. So maybe the real question needs to be what do you believe in when you believe in God?
When many people hear this question, they think of it in its simplest form. Most think that believing in Jesus means believing that He died for our sins on the cross for our salvation. But what more do you believe when you believe in our Lord?
Believing in Jesus is more than merely knowing His history through Bible scriptures and teachings from our great leaders. Yes, we do get a lot of our learning of faith through these great traditions, but believing in Him is more than interpreting verses in a book or listening to someone preach at the Sunday daybreak service. Believing in Jesus is knowing that no matter what you are going through, He will be there with you.
Between the stress of personal and business finances, children and spouses, and the insecurity and regret within ourselves; we tend to quickly forget what faith is. ‘Faith’ simply put means to trust and believe with assurance and confidence.
Do you trust God? Do you believe that He will do all that He promised in your life? Do you have the assurance to believe in Him when the naysayers of life knock you down? Are you confident that no matter what your situation is right now, that He will bring you through your tough times?
I’m not talking about trusting Him when things are going great in your life. Do you trust him when things are out of control and you have nowhere to turn? When the light bill comes and it’s more than what you have, do you still trust him? When you learn your spouse has been unfaithful to you, do you still trust in His word? Or do you take matters into your own hands just for things to be worse than they already were.
Do you believe He will do what’s promised in your life? Many times, we ask God for so much, yet we never do our part in the partnership of prayer. We have dreams and ambitions that we ask God to grant, but never move an inch to help fulfill those dreams. How will that catering company start if you haven’t taken the time to figure out the business costs? How will dreams of owning your own home work if you’re not trying to renew your credit score?
Miracles don’t just fall from the sky because we ask for them. God will always do His part for you. Now, it’s time to do a little for yourself.
How is your assurance plan with God? What is on your contract of demands when it comes to Him? What are His demands when it comes to you? Do you do what God asks of you? Do you follow His word as best of your ability? Or do you believe that He is Santa Claus who gives you your every wish without getting nothing in return. When times get hard, do we still stand in agreement with Him? Can God trust us with trouble?
God will give us the world if we are willing to give ours to Him. How much of your life do you dedicate to God?
Do you serve God with confidence? When God has blessed you, how do you use it? Do you use that to help others or do you use it to tear them down. For some, there’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance. Being confident in God means doing good work in other’s lives instead of looking down on others beneath you. God has a purpose for everyone. And no matter where you feel your life is on the totem pole, He blesses and loves us equally. Use God’s love for good and good will come back to you.
Believing in God is more than knowing He died for our sins. It’s knowing that He loves you. He believes in you. He would do nothing to ever hurt you. God wants the best for his people. He wants the best for us. He wants the best for you.
I’m a freelance writer with a passion for words. My first published article, “Even the perfect blend needs a little separation” was published in October by Play Pen: The Irrelevant Parents’ Guide and has had great success. I am a wife and mother of 3 amazing children who see through me that it’s never too late to pursue your passion.