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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Faith is My Choice

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1, NIV).

Do I have confidence in what I hope for? Do I have assurance about what I cannot see? If I have faith the size of a mustard seed, I must reach for confidence to believe in His promise. I must reach for His assurance for that which my physical eyes cannot see. I must plant my mustard-seed faith in order for it to take root and grow. I must make the effort to believe. He will not make me believe. He offers faith to believe. Just like He gives me a free will to choose Him or not, He also gives me a free will to believe or not. It is my choice.

The Word says that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He is solid. He is constant. He is my anchor when all around heaves and rocks my life. He is trustworthy. If I have enough faith to believe He can save me from eternal destruction, then I should exemplify some faith in His trustworthiness to take care of my life here on earth. To have greater faith, I must pray and have close intimate communion with Him. In that time with Him, I learn that I can truly trust Him in every moment and every struggle. Obedience is necessary. I decide to choose faith over fear. Circumstances which arise that could throw me off balance or even defeat my mustard seed of faith, only become a springboard to greater faith. If I reach out in chosen confidence in Him, I can move forward in faith knowing that He will provide all that is needed. As I choose to believe and step out in faith, I realize my helplessness, and I turn to Him for power to accomplish what I cannot. In my weakness, I realize His strength, and my faith is nurtured.

Faith is my weapon to overcome all that might come against me. I learn what my faith is worth when it is tested. Without faith, life will defeat me. With faith, I allow Him to control what I was never created to control. Faith is my power to accomplish His will, and, in doing so, learn that He is constant and trustworthy in every moment. Faith is His gift to me. My faith in Him, which requires His work to be alive and well in my life, is my gift to Him. I will not grow tired in choosing faith in Him. I will not grow tired in serving Him. I know that once I have done His will, I will receive His promise (Hebrews 10:35-36).

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