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.” Heb. 11:6 NKJV
While you can position yourself for an increase of faith through reading God’s word, worship and prayer, faith is also a gift imparted to your heart from God.
Faith is both a fruit of the Spirit and a gift from God. Faith is not just an intellectual understanding of God’s promises, but a revelation to the heart by his grace. Faith is not optional for the follower of Christ; it is essential. Those who fulfill their dreams have extraordinary faith. Dreamers need faith to overcome roadblocks to destiny.
Genuine Christianity, led by the Holy Spirit, opens the mind to the potential of being completely transformed to think like heaven—to have God’s perspective. God desires something more than just your “good behavior,” he wants to mature you, and his church, into the fullness of Christ, to function with a mindset that nothing is impossible with God.
The moment you take your eyes off Jesus, you lose sight of the primary goal of your faith. He is the goal, your destination and the reason you do what you do. Faith to move mountains begins and ends with Jesus. Jesus is your source of life, your greatest joy, and the motivation to ask bold requests of the Father.
Belief is an assurance of the mind; faith is an assurance of the heart. Dr. Charles Price wrote in his book, The Real Faith for Healing, “You can believe a promise, and at the same time not have the faith to appropriate it.”
Remember the story of Abraham and Sarah believing God for the child of promise? They are past the age of childbearing, but Abraham and Sarah didn’t trust themselves; they simply believed that what God said was true and that God would fulfill all that he had promised to them (Rom. 4:3;16-22).
Abraham was convinced that God, “who gives life to the dead” (Rom. 4:17) was able to bring resurrection and creative power to bear upon things that do not exist.
Every aspect of God’s kingdom manifested here on earth in people, churches and in life is first received as a seed of faith, then believed, prayed and declared.
Right now, you have resurrection power attached to your prayer life! You can look on things that are dead and pray and declare LIFE! This is faith to move mountains!
To pray with assurance of answered prayer, you must have the faith of God, which comes from knowing the will of God.
Let’s examine how faith hears, sees, speaks, endures, and receives!
Genuine faith is to know Jesus well enough to know what he wants to do in any situation!