Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen-Hebrews 11:1 KJV
Just what exactly is faith? The answer to that question depends on who itís being presented to. Since Iím the one asking, I'll answer that by saying faith is believing above and beyond what you see. Or in other words it's what helps you get across the bridge of life to collect your promised blessings.
What do I mean by believing above and beyond whatís in your frontal view? Well I mean continuing to pay your tithes in spite of a lost of income; not worrying about your bills being paid in spite of your bank account being at a zero balance and or knowing that your children will not go hungry in spite of your cabinets and refrigerator being bare. In all those instances you have to be able to see what's on the other side of the situation at hand because you know that God is smoothing things over in your favor.
When Abraham bound Isaac up and laid him on the alter as a sacrifice (Genesis 22:9 & 10); when the widow used the last of her flour and oil to make Elijah a small cake (1 Kings 17:12 & 13) and when Peter and the other apostles continued to preach God's word in the temple courts (Acts 5:18-21) they were using their internal binoculars also known as faith to help them get closer to receiving their God given pot of gold. This is precisely what God wants us to do when life all of sudden becomes difficult. I hope that this doesn't come as any surprise to you but as a follower of Christ you're expected to use your advanced set of binoculars instead of the standard ones that non-followers of Christ use.
"Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to"-George Seaton
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