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Have faith in God, six reasons to build faith in God

Having faith in God is easy when all is going well—when the kids are behaving, the job is going well, and the biggest issue you face for the day is what to have for dinner.

But how do you access that same faith when everything is going wrong?

Remember that, as a human, your sight is limited. Unlike God, you don’t know the end from the beginning. That means that there are things that you’re not seeing, because you don’t have the big picture.

If you are the type who says, I’ll believe it when I see it or, I need to see the big picture before you move forward in faith, then get comfortable. Because you are going to be sitting in whatever spot you currently find yourself in for a very long time.

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Getting out of your current situation requires faith in the unseen. Even when you can’t see any positives to be thankful for. Even when it feels like God has forgotten you. Here are five ways to do just that:

Where does faith come from?

Faith is the avenue or the instrument God uses to bring salvation to His people. God gives faith because of His grace and mercy, because He loves us (Ephesians 4—5). Faith comes from God in the form of a gift (Ephesians 2:8).

A gift is not earned by some good deed or kind word, and it is not given because the giver expects a gift in return—under any of those conditions, a gift would not be a gift. The Bible emphasizes that faith is a gift because God deserves all of the glory for our salvation. If the receiver of faith could do anything whatsoever to deserve or earn the gift, that person would have every right to boast (Ephesians 2:9). But all such boasting is excluded (Romans 3:27). God wants Christians to understand they have done nothing to earn faith, it’s only because of what Christ did on the cross that God gives anyone faith (Ephesians 2:5, 16). Receiving faith is a non-work (see Romans 4—Abraham’s salvation was dependent on faith in God, as opposed to any work he performed).

Suppose someone anonymously sent you a check for $1,000,000. The money is yours if you want it, but you still must endorse the check. In no way can signing your name be considered earning the million dollars—the endorsement is a non-work. You can never boast about becoming a millionaire through sheer effort or your own business savvy. No, the million dollars was simply a gift, and signing your name was the only way to receive it. Similarly, exercising faith is the only way to receive the generous gift of God, and faith cannot be considered a work worthy of the gift.

By knowing our saving faith comes from God alone, it should encourage Christians to “not think of yourself more highly than you ought,” but remember God decides the measure of faith each one receives (Romans 12:3). The apostle Paul gives an example of the godly humility believers should have when they contemplate their own faith: “Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus” (1 Timothy 1:13–14). Paul understood faith in Christ was given to him because of God’s grace in spite of his own sinful life (1 Corinthians 4:7).

The Bible specifies the way, or the means, that God gives faith to people. “Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ” (Romans 10:17). It is the Word of God that produces faith. Someone could receive faith while hearing a sermon teaching the gospel, someone else by reading about Jesus in the Bible—any time the true gospel of Jesus is communicated, there is potential for faith. This is why it’s of paramount importance for believers everywhere to be obedient to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16–20) and tell people what Christ has done for humanity. Faith is not the product of a preacher’s compelling presentation, his eloquence, or even his theological soundness—faith is given through the message about Jesus. This is the means God has chosen.

It is good for anyone who wants faith to ask for it. God freely gives what is good to all who ask (Luke 11:9–12), and it’s good to ask for an increase of faith (Luke 17:5; Mark 9:24). Jesus prayed for Peter’s faith to be strengthened (Luke 22:32). As with any gift from God, it is our responsibility to exercise the gift and not become complacent, lazy, or apathetic (Romans 12:1–2, 6–8). Christians can find comfort and peace of mind knowing their faith is from God, because He has said He will finish the good work He started (Philippians 1:6). God is the Author and the Perfecter of faith (Hebrews 12:2a; Romans 8:29–30).

Six reason to have faith in God

1. God knows all thing

Another name of God is Alpha and Omega, Alpha means He is the beginning and Omega means He is the ending. God knows everything from the beginning of our lives to the ending, He has already mapped out our lives from the beginning to the end, nothing takes Him by surprise. Whatever happens to us in life, He already knows about it, He does not say oh my child let me go and think about what to do, He already knows what is going to happen to us in another minute or years to come. Hence, we must have faith in His purpose and plans for our lives. We must be courageous enough to trust and have faith in His plan for us.

2. He has never failed before:

From the beginning of the creation that we read in the words of God till the ending, we have never seen, heard, or read where God failed before. Hence, we must have faith in God. God is the only one that makes a promise and fulfills it, He has never lied nor gone back at His words. People make several promises and at the end of the day they fail to keep to their promises, even all other small gods that the unbeliever trusts fail them. God never lies and He has never failed, nor will He ever fail. He said, He honors His words more than His name. He will never allow His name to be put to shame nor dragged into the mud.

3. Whatever he says he does it.

therefore, having faith in God must not be something we should ever doubt or stop doing in our life.
Faith builds our confidence in God: Faith boosts our confidence in God. With faith in us, we can tell of His goodness to the world, unashamed and unapologetically. We can proclaim to the world of His greatness and mighty acts. That is the work of faith in us. When you are so sure of something, you are confident without doubt in your heart about it, then you can tell others about it to come join you. 

4. All things are possible with God.

Matthew 19: 26 says’ But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” We must have faith in God because, all things are possible with God, absolutely NOTHING is too difficult for God to do. He brings back the dead to live, He heals the sick, He makes way when all roads seem blocked, out rightly, there is nothing He cannot do, therefore we will do ourselves good by having faith in Him.

5. Faith birth miracles in our lives.

It is only when we have faith in God that miracles can happen. Therefore, faith is a birth miracle. The bible says in “Matthew 17:20 that”  So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. Faith brings creation, just like we read now in Matthew 17:20, it is only when we have faith that miracles, signs and wonders are guaranteed. We can call those things that are not as though they were through faith in God.

6. We cannot lease him without faith.

We cannot please Him without faith: As a Christian, we cannot claim to love the Lord or walk in His ways without having faith in God. We cannot obey someone we do not trust. In a relationship of two people, trust must be what is binding them together, if not they cannot achieve anything meaningful, that is, one party will be going A, while the other party will be going in opposite direction which will make the relationship sour in a jiffy. When there is no trust or faith in a relationship there is no reason to continue, therefore, in order for us to please God and for Him to love us too, we must have faith in whatever He instructs us to do.


Published by Godfreykuma

Godfrey Kuma is a personal finance and business authority, who's inspiration has changed thousands of live and bring many from financial chaos to giant.

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