Faith is fundamental to our relationship with God. Hebrews 11:6 says, “Without faith it is impossible to please Him.” Yet, faith is almost impossible to define. There are too many facets to grab all at once. We often pray for more faith, but it isn’t the sort of thing we can measure.
Sara Miles wrote that faith was hardly the miracle she first imagined. It was more like living in a different key, being tuned, as the hymn said, to grace.
Part of living a life of faith means making deliberate choices. We choose to believe in God’s rescue rather than coincidence; we choose to believe in God’s providence rather than accidents; we choose to believe in God.
A life of faith is a life of expectation. Hebrews 11 calls us to emulate the lives of the men and women who leaned into their future in hope and faith.
Faith is not wishful thinking. It is the confident assurance of the reality of God’s promises, and that assurance gives us the ability to carry on with confidence regardless of our present circumstances. (Erwin McManus)
Faith isn’t about having a bigger idea than other people; faith is the conviction of things unseen.
Faith isn’t about speaking something into reality; Faith is joining God in a life bigger than we can even dream.
Faith isn’t the magic ingredient that impresses God; Faith is confidence in God’s character, that He is good, true, and beautiful.
Living a life of faith often means giving up security and certainty, and moving into the unknown life God has for us.
Living a life of faith means not simply letting our life happen, which is the same as giving God our leftovers. Living a life of faith means actively running toward Christ. (Francis Chan)
Living a life of faith means seeing what God sees, seeing the invisible.
Faith means leaving our search for security in exchange for significance.
God is glorified when you simply live a life of faith, living your life for the right things, whether you succeed or fail.
A life of faith isn’t as much what you expect out of life but what you put into it, not about being entitled, but being engaged.
Faith is confidence in God before you see God emerging, therefore the nature of faith is that it must be tried. (Oswald Chambers)
Living a life of faith means having confidence in God even beyond the horizon.
Faith means interpreting what we see in the light of what we believe.
A life of faith requires maintenance, tinkering, rebirth, and surrender.
Faith is the confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1)
“I run in the path of Your commands, for You have set my heart free.” Psalm 119:32