Good Afternoon All! It’s Here, The Final Installment To The Values Of Faith Series, I Encourage U To Go Back Over Them From Time To Time To Recap In The Future & Of Course, Don’t Be Selfish, Share These Encouraging Posts With Others. Now Let’s Finalize…
To be in faith is to be sincere with yourself, God and others, especially when it comes to acknowledging your mistakes or asking for help.
To put in to perspective, to be in faith is to eliminate the feelings of fear, doubts, angers, grudge, worries etc… and hold tight onto courage, belief, happiness, forgiveness and certainty. It’s easier said than done but it is possible, just ask anyone who is successful in their respective field of work.
So relating it to God, always remember what it says in the Holy Bible:
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 NKJV
Faith has everything to do with reason, with emotions following behind (not leading, but following). We have learnt that the 1st attribute of faith is A Good Conscience, the 2nd attribute is Honesty, the 3rd attribute is Justice, the 4th attribute is Truth, the 5th attribute is Sincerity, the 6th attribute is Faithfulness, the 7th attribute is Honour, the 8th attribute is Discipline and the 9th attribute is Self-Respect.
Hmmm I wonder what the last value is:
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. I John 4:8 NKJV
But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. Luke 6:32 NKJV
Throughout this series, I have stressing the key fact about faith, that it has everything to do with a person’s reason. Emotion are deceitful and highly unstable, so God doesn’t expect us to live by emotions, but by faith (reason).
The concept of love is a sensitive subject, with many having their own conclusion and belief on what it is about and if it is a feeling or not etc… But i’m here to tell you that love, as described in the bible is God Himself.
And if you meditate on the bible and see the times in which God manifested Himself, whether it was through a miracle, through a sign, when instructing His servants, when performing His righteous justice & through the Lord Jesus Himself, it was always done via love.
This love wasn’t emotional, think about it, if God’s love was emotional, do you think he would have ever sent the Lord Jesus to die for the sins of the world? OF COURSE! If anything He would send a destroyer to eliminate all those people who had disrespected, betrayed, blasphemed, lied and robbed Him, after all, they would have deserved it.
But as we all know:
For God so love the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 NKJV
This is LOVE! Taking actions in spite of how you may feel. When we show love to people, especially those who really test your patience and disrespect you or when you forgive that person who betrayed your trust or did something immensely evil to you, we are living by faith and above all pleasing God.
For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:14-15 NKJV
It is very hard to practice love sometimes, I can’t lie even for me as a Christian, but it is not impossible. Only living be faith (reason) would some make such a sacrifice.
I Hope U Have Been Blessed By These Posts. NOW GO LIVE BY FAITH =]
Please, have a read of these interesting and help posts: The 10 Values Of Faith #3 Justice || The 10 Values Of Faith #4 Truth || The 10 Values Of Faith #5 Sincerity || The 10 Values Of Faith #6 Faithful || The 10 Values Of Faith #7 Honour || The 10 Values Of Faith #8 Discipline || The 10 Values Of Faith #9 Self-Respect