What Is Faith?
Faith is not the product of reason. The force of faith, the God kind of faith that resides in us is NOW! We serve a NOW God. He is the Creator of the universe and when we made Jesus Christ the Lord of our lives the faith of Almighty God came to live within us.
The Bible makes it absolutely clear: Faith can overcome anything in this world order. There is literally no limit to what faith can do. Why then aren’t more Christians enjoying the limitless blessings that faith can produce in their lives? Primarily because we’ve limited ourselves to this natural realm. We’ve spent most of our time looking at the things we can see with our physical eyes, and believing what our natural senses tell us.
As believers, we grow faith! We start out with the seed of the Word. We plant it, cultivate it, guard it against the pests and elements that try to destroy it. If we’ll do those things our faith will grow greater all the time. In other words, if you have just a little bit of faith, use it like a seed. Plant it in a situation with the words of your mouth. Then keep believing and that faith will grow and work in that ground until it becomes great enough to get the job done.
Romans 10:17 tells us that faith is activated by hearing the Word. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. God’s faith is in His Word. We can only believe that we receive from God if we base our faith on what He has already said He would do. When you go to the Word yourself and determine exactly what God will do for you, you are feeding your spirit with spirit food. Just as your body must have food to produce the energy it needs to function at its peak performance, the same thing is true with your spirit man. You must feed on the Word. Whatever you constantly give your attention to forms your desire. As you give your attention to the Word, you will desire spiritual things. As your desire changes, your will also changes and your actions will follow. In short, your mind, will and emotions will come into harmony with your spirit.