For the child of God, faith is the main thing that must always be the focus point of all that God is calling us to be, calling us to do, and where He is calling us to go. This explains why God keeps us in the classroom of life learning to pursue and perfect faith. Of course, our motivation to be all about faith is found in what God’s word reveals about the meaning and magnitude of faith. We are saved by faith, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. (Ephesians 2:8). We are richly blessed with God’s supply when we lift up the prayer of faith: And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith. (Matthew 21:22)
And let’s never forget, we please God – we satisfy Him – by remaining in the space and place of faith. 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).
Throughout December, faith has been the focus of our Lord’s Day sermon. But think about it, the titles and topics may change, but we are always being instructed, encouraged, and admonished in the way of faith. Paul put it this way, For we walk by faith, (2 Corinthians 5:7). Translation! We get up each day, in God’s love, grace, and guidance to get faith right.
What’s happening in your life these days? Are you going through something difficult? Are you facing the unknown? Are you dealing with a situation that is clearly unfair. Say it, and embrace it – the Lord is bringing me back to school on faith. And yes, have the conviction to declare the outcome. I will come through this better and stronger because faith always wins. Faith never loses! And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. (1 John 5:4).