As followers of Christ; in other words, as imitators of Christ, everything we’re doing on this earth must be done in such a fashion that pleases and glorifies the God whom we’re serving. Our foremost objective as Christians is to glorify Him in everything we’re doing (1 Corinthians 10:31) by allowing Him to be preeminent. We have to really give Him a chance in order for Him to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords in our daily lives by relying heavily on Him.
Faith is constituted of several vital substances. First, faith is connected to God’s grace bestowed upon mankind through Christ (John 1:14; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Titus 3:5). That’s the very starting point of faith. When we’re exercising faith in God, we have to believe that whatever we need from Him had already been fulfilled through His Son Christ Jesus through grace.
The Word of God defines faith in (Hebrews 11:1) as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. In that case, what really serves us as evidence is the promises that God has made all throughout His written Word. In fact, it’s true that we have never seen God, nor have we ever touched Him in a physical manner. However, there is a tangible means that God has used in order to communicate and reveal Himself to us, which is through His Word. That is where we find what we need to know about Him, how He operates, and His will and purpose for our lives.
When you are facing a situation such as the loss of a job right after you have had a major unexplained expense such as a car repair or medical bill you may feel as if you have been struck by a punch in the stomach and wonder what is happening. You then go to God and say with a trembling voice, “Lord, I love you and trust that you know what is best for me. I believe you are able to take care of me and I have faith you will see me through.”
While we would all agree that faith is important if we want to have a proper relationship with God; nevertheless, there is something very important about faith that many Christian miss and fail to think about, and that is what a precious gift God has given to us by allowing us to exercise faith in Him. Faith is something that’s very deep even deeper than ourselves, and it’s very demanding because our obedience to God has to always ensue it. On top of that, our obedience is the very act that will demonstrate that we truly have faith in God.
Faith is an indispensable necessity in the life of every believer because the Christian life is centered totally upon having faith in God through Christ. This statement compels us to seriously embrace the fact that we’re saved by God’s grace through faith alone. That’s all God requires in order for salvation to be obtained. In this case, faith is a must-have requirement to serve the Lord wholeheartedly and acceptably.