When God the Father calls you to Christ and you are saved, it is not by “your faith” but by the faith and righteousness of Christ in you. God says your faith and righteousness is as a filthy rag to Him. Your faith was of the wisdom of world. So it is by the power of the faith of Christ that you are saved. Thanks to the glory of God!
When you are saved, believe in your new faith, do not fear the worlds pitfalls, be bold and fervent standing up to worldly assaults. Deal with it and be passionate for the Lord will never leave you.
The only way you can see faith is by its results!
Faith is neither tangible nor visible but you can feel and view faith by the spiritual fruits of your life. Look at yourself; scrutinize your inward person to be sure you are following Jesus who is in you. You become a living sacrifice for Christ by faith but still live in your corruptible body even though Jesus loved you so much He died for you on the cross so that you might live. In so doing God gave you a great gift, the gift of grace something you were not qualified for or deserved. Christ gave Himself because of His great love for you.
Now you must live in faith but even then it is not your greatest asset for that is reserved for love which is the greatest force of all. With Christ in you, you are filled with the love of God.
Here are eight scriptures giving insight and guidance on faith.
- Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, … Romans 5:1
- that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God…1 Corinthians 2:5.
- Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong….1 Corinthians 16:13
- For we walk by faith, not by sight….2 Corinthians 5:7
- Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? … 2 Corinthians 13:5
- I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. … Galatians 2:20
- For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, … Ephesians 2:8
- And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. …1 Corinthians 13:13
Seek faith and pursue it earnestly in Jesus Christ and your reward in heaven will be great.
God bless you!
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