Before we can go on our journey on reviving our faith, We need to understand what is Faith?
In Hebrews 11:1 it says “Now faith, is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. What does this mean? This means faith is not seeing, it is things that are hoped for before seeing the manifestation. It is believing in things that the eye naturally cannot see, and it brings that Hope into manifestation.Whatever the translation , faith deals with the activity of the Spirit realm. e.g. When a woman is single for many years, but by faith she believes she will be happily married. She has not met the guy, she doesn’t have a ring on her finger but by faith she believes she will meet the man of her dreams and be married to him. Now because of her faith (strong belief) she receives that marriage.
In Mathew 8:5-13 , it tells a story of a Centurion who had mighty faith. First he calls out to Jesus and tells him that his servant is paralyzed. Jesus asks him, shall I come and heal him? and the centurion says “No my Lord I do not deserve for you to come under my roof, but just say the word and my servant will be healed. Now first of all it is unusual in that the centurion actually prevents Jesus from coming to his home. Would you turn down an opportunity to entertain Jesus at your house? But when this man did, he had this mighty faith that Jesus does not even need to touch his servant. All he needs is Jesus to say a word and it shall happen. The Centurion believed that there is healing power in every word that Jesus speaks. He had that mighty faith (strong belief) and because of his faith his servant was healed. Praise the Lord!!
Faith is a trust. It is trusting in our Lord and Savior, that no matter what situation you are going through, He is able to turn it around. Nothing is impossible to God Mathew 19:26, without faith(belief) nothing can be done. Faith is a gift from God, faith gives you power, the ability to endure and overcome your hardships and tests. Faith in Jesus is made up of two realities, God and his Word. When you read and hear the word of God your faith grows. We cannot receive anything from God, if we do not believe that He is able to provide for our needs. Faith does not doubt! It is sure! Hebrews 11:6.
So you see beloved, we need faith to live a life full of God’s promises. It says in John 3:16, “God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. ” Which means that whoever has faith in Jesus Christ, you will have a life of joy (victory) . Faith gives us the ability to see beyond what is happening around us . We need to walk by faith and not by sight 2 Corinthians 5:7.
So who’s ready to fight this good fight of faith!!