Faith: What is it?

Hello everyone! How are you all doing today? I am loving this spring weather! I mean, the warmerish air temp and all this sunshine we are getting! I don’t know what your weather is like where you live, but the weather here is superb. 🙂 With Easter coming up, I wanted to talk about faith because faith is a big part of the whole Easter celebration.

There are two main aspects of faith I want to talk about, or two main questions. The first being “What is faith?” and the second “How do we keep our faith?”. This post will be answering the first question explaining what faith is, and my next faith post will be answering the second question, how to keep our faith.

 

So, what is faith? According to Hebrews 11, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Basically, faith is putting your full trust in something. An example of this is, when you were little and your dad would throw you up in the air and then he would catch you. You had to have complete faith that he was going to catch you, you put your full trust in him and that is an example of faith. Going back to the verse, it says that faith is “the evidence of things not seen.” How can there be evidence of things not seen? I believe that we as Christians are the evidence of things not seen but I’ll explain that later.

Really, the only way I can best explain faith is from an example from the Bible. Here is real faith played out: Jesus sent His disciples on ahead of Him while He went off to pray. While the disciples were on the waters, a mighty storm came up. Jesus came out to His disciples, walking on the water! When the disciples saw Him, they were terrified, but Peter said, “Lord, if it is really You, tell me to come on the water to You.” Jesus then said, “Come.”

Peter took that step of faith. Amidst the raging waves and his terrified friends, he obeyed Jesus, believing that Jesus was able.

That is faith, stepping out in obedience to God knowing that He will catch you. People say that there is no evidence for God, that we can’t really know if He exists. If you don’t believe the Bible, I suppose that this statement could be true except for one thing, the faith of His disciples. People normally don’t go sticking their necks out and dying for just anything. The amazing faith of the Christians is the evidence of things not seen! I hope that encourages you today. As a Christian having faith in the Lord, we are the evidence of Him! 🙂

I hope that answers some of your questions. If you have any more about my topic today, feel free to leave a comment below asking them! I will answer to the best of my abilities. Have a wonderful day all and I’ll see you on Friday!

~Maris

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4 thoughts on “Faith: What is it?

  1. Hey Maris, This is one of the biggest and most profound subjects you will think about in this life. “Without faith, it is impossible to please God” the Bible says. Wow! Faith is VERY important in this life as designed by God himself. He left many things partially unknown to us and asks us to accept them by faith – as an act of love and obedience to Him. He could’ve easily done this differently – showed us everything now – but He did not. So much more could be said …

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