Monday, July 5, 2010

unstoppable faith

Faith is something that few people understand.  There is a huge difference between a relationship with God and being religious.  Real Faith is connection to God not just the church or doing right things.


Understand this: God is faithful.  That is why our faith can REST in Him.


2 Timothy 2:13
(NLT) --- If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.


Hebrews 10:23
(NLT) --- Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful


1 Corinthians 1:9
(NLT) --- God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.


Faith and works has long been one of those fights or struggles or paradoxes that is hard to understand.  Real faith changes us.  Real faith is unstoppable.  The book of James took this on in gigantic proportions.


Our faith becomes unstoppable as we trust God, focus on God and do what He says to do.  What lets others know we are God followers is our actions.  That means when we trust God our actions become what God calls us to do and how he calls us to live.


James 2:26
(NASB) --- For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.


Faith is not religion.  It is a relationship with Jesus that is on going and fresh.  Faith is not what we get from other people.  It is personal and intimate between me and my God.  Faith is not following laws or having preferences.  It is trusting God because we are hopeless without Him.


When we are confident in God, convinced of what He says and assured that we are secure in Him, our faith is unstoppable.  Does that describe your faith?

Hebrews 11:1 (NASB) --- Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

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