Word 4U Today

FAITH! BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

FAITH! BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

There’s lots we can’t do on our own. Especially as Christians. Stuff like overcoming the world – see 1 John 5:4 – can only be done with faith in God.

‘Faith’ is one of those words that’s not often defined for us (like ‘Hosanna’ or ‘Amen’… ‘Bless’… errr…).

But today’s verse gives a pretty clear definition of what faith is. What does it look like?

a) Being certain of victory. Back to 1 John 5:4. You might not be able to see exactly how things will work out in the future, but with God, it’s always figured out.

St. Thérèse de Lisieux said,

“God would never inspire me with desires which cannot be realized;

so in spite of my littleness, I can hope to be a saint.”

b) Being certain of growing to be like God.

Faith isn’t a one-time event that starts and finishes the moment you become a Christian.

We keep growing in our faith by learning.

‘So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.’ (Romans 10:17 ESV).

And by doing.

James 2:14– ‘What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works?’

What now?

So much of this ‘faith’ business is about being okay with the future. This is not easy… if you’re struggling to see past things that worry you, head back to Feb 4 & 5. Or, likewise, if you have (or want) any advice for worrying about your future, post it on our Facebook wall (click here) or chat with us at www.positivelypinoy.com . We’d love to hear it.

Verse of the Day:

 ‘Faith is the substance of things hoped for…’ Hebrews 11:1 NKJV

Joy Ferdiz

February 28th, 2014

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