Contrary to common belief, faith is not a mindset, nor is it feelings-based. It isn’t “good vibes” or “positive thoughts.” It’s not even believing that God is real or the realization that He wants to move in your life and current circumstances.
I highly suggest doing an in depth study on the biblical definition, meaning and application of faith in scripture. It very likely will change your walk with God entirely… for the better :)
Here is what the Bible has to say about faith:
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we live by faith, not by sight.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.
Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
But Scripture has locked up everything under the control of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
1 Peter 1:8-9
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
- Carly Lynn // @car1ylynn