What is faith? Where does it come from? the Bible says that faith is a gift from God. He is the one who gives us faith. But what does that mean? Can we look inside and see our own faith? No we can’t. In fact it is easier to see our unbelief and our doubts. Yet as believers we live by faith.. faith is the cornerstone of everything. God builds our faith as we walk with Him.
Every time we come to the end of our own abilities.. every time we hit a wall.. every time we wonder if we can make it another day.. we need more faith. God takes us into unknown territory through trials and challenges that we never imagined. He says ” walk with me down this new road.” He says ” come with me out of your comfort zone.” He says ” don’t look at your bank account or your gifts.. look at Me.” He says He is with us.. He is leading us.. He is directing our steps.. He is close to us.. He will never abandon us.. He has us in the palm of His hand. He will never fail us.. He has chosen us.. we belong to Him.
As we begin to believe these things and take risks with Him our faith grows.. because our faith is found in Him. He is the source of it.. He promises to give it to us.. He wants us to depend on Him. Each time we take Him at His word and trust Him for what we cannot see our faith grows. Do you need more faith right now? ask Him for it. Trust that He hears you.. believe in His goodness.
” It was by Faith that the people of Israel marched around Jericho for seven days and the walls came crashing down.”