Faith is one topic that many books have been written on it and so few still understand it. If not many lives should have changed for the better or best. Faith is more than what many believe it to be. So many profess to have it but only few really display it as can be seen in their lives.
Faith is something beyond the ordinary mind who have no link with the supernatural. Though everyone has a measure of it but its degree varies from one person to another.
WHAT IS FAITH?
FAITH IS SIMPLY ACTING ON YOUR BELIEF.
Belief is simply what you consider to be true or real. It is simply the facts you have accepted as the solid truth or facts you have strong convictions about. In life, man is a function of his beliefs. Your beliefs determine where you belong in life. This means your status in life is not determined by any external factor but your own beliefs.
Your beliefs are a function of your perceptions. Perception itself is a function of your mind's illumination. Faith is something you need a deeper understanding of it if one's life is to move in the direction of one's desire.
Faith linked to the supernatural brings to reality the impossible. In Hebrews 11:6, faith is linked to one's personal belief in the Divine Being called God. Such faith transcends any human understanding.
There are certain parameters that determine the strength of one's faith. Firstly, FAITH IS A FUNCTION OF RELATIONSHIP. In the normal world, my capacity to ask you for certain things will depend on the strength of my relationship with you. In the same way your capacity to ask God for certain things will depend on the level of your relationship with Him. This is one major reason many Christians pray so much but don't get much results.
In Isaiah 38:1-5, you will do well to read it. Isaiah told Hezekiah the king that he was going to die of his illness according to God's counsel. The king did nor argue or refute such claim. He knew Isaiah spoke the mind of God. But the king knew the God of Isaiah personally (Relationship). Do well to analyze how he prayed to God and mark his words of defense. The three points he made were marks of a cordial relationship. That made God to change His mind concerning His verdict on the king.
David was able to kill Goliath due to His relationship with God. Do well to read his reply to king Saul when he was told he could not fight with the giant Goliath because of the giant's credentials as a great warrior from his youth. Imagine a 13 years old David. That is above any human understanding. But David had the credentials in his relationship with God. On that his faith was anchored upon, I Samuel 17.
Secondly, FAITH IS A FUNCTION OF KNOWLEDGE. In Hosea 4:6 and Isaiah 5:13, God lamented the unfortunate state of His children due to lack of knowledge. This is a critical issue in the matters of faith. YOU ARE GREATER THAN WHAT YOU KNOW AND WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW IS GREATER THAN YOU. Also, THERE IS NO DIFFICULT THING IN LIFE. THE ONLY DIFFICULT THING ONE'S YOUR IGNORANCE.
In Proverbs 11:9, The Bible declares,"... THROUGH THE KNOWLEDGE SHALL THE JUST BE DELIVERED". The level of the freedom you will enjoy in life is a function of the degree and quality of the knowledge in you. Knowledge is a great catalyst to faith. Life is all about confidence. That confidence is anchored on sound knowledge. There are basically four knowledge one must strive to get and attain a balance in them. The knowledge of God, The knowledge of Self, The knowledge of the evil one and the knowledge of life.
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