What is Faith?

23 Mar

Faith doesn’t mean we have to feel strong and confident at every moment. It means we just keep clinging to God… The man who today is known as ‘the father of faith’ didn’t always feel confident about how things would turn out… Abraham demonstrated confidence at one moment and cowardice at another…
So when your faith seems weak, don’t worry about it. What else can we expect of ourselves? Thank God, Jesus has enough faith that if we simply cling to Him, everything will work out just fine.

Steve McVey

Walking in the Will of God, Harvest House 2009, 33, 36

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4 Responses to “What is Faith?”

  1. jeremypenwarden March 23, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    I don’t see faith as ‘clinging’ to God. That has very negative implications to me. Faith is accepting that what God says is true and acting as if it is true. I’m too busy wanting to attack devils to be clinging to Jesus.

    • Roshan April 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

      Jeremy,

      Check your motives. Jesus himself said even if you get the chance to fight devils (or even worse- demons) and overcome them, “to rejoice rather that you names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.” Is the battle you’re looking for really what God is positively accomplishing or is it simply a device, like any other sin, that God may be patiently waiting for you to unfold?

      • Roshan April 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

        I shouldn’t say ‘(You)’ Jeremy but rather ‘We should’.

  2. Jeremy Penwarden April 1, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    You’d be clinging to Jesus is you were weak or a nothing. I was born again to be a child of God, so I’m neither weak nor a nothing.

    I haven’t been called by Jesus to cling to him. I’ve been called to be sent out to do the will and works of the Father. I’m with Jesus but not clinging.

    As to motive, I was saved to go and do a job for God and that’s what I want to do.

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