FAITH IN ACTION
First, we need faith to come to God — to believe He exists and then trust Him for our Salvation. Then, our continued abiding faith — the kind that causes us to seek Him daily — offers the promise of a dynamic, rewarding walk with the Lord.
In contrast, the Bible tells us faith is a gift from God (8 For it is by Grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [Salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God. Eph. 2:8). Through His compassionate Grace, God gives us the very thing we need to follow Him. Faith is the path to God. We need only follow it.
The God of the Bible has consistently related to people via trust in what He says and does. Biblical Faith is a complex idea; God, His Word, His actions, the whole human being, and the physical world all play critical roles. When saving Faith occurs, God has enabled someone to know Him through His revelation of Himself in Words and Actions of Christ. God Himself activates faith in the hearer of His Word, enabling that hearer to become faithful in Christ, just as He is faithful. (11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who was riding it is called Faithful and True (trustworthy, loyal, incorruptible, steady), and in righteousness He judges and wages war [on the rebellious nations]. Rev. 19:11).
God called the universe into existence out of nothing; He declared that it was to be, and it was. Our faith is in the God Who created the entire universe by His Word. God’s Word has awesome power. When He speaks, do you listen and respond? How can you better prepare yourself to respond to God’s Word.
But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently (persistently)] seek Him.
REMINDER: FAITH IN ACTION!!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you
Prophetess Dr. Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”