Faith Revolution

Our faith is not dependent on our feelings, but is realized through our actions. Have you ever had a time where you just did not feel faith for something but at the same time you knew it was the will of God? Many times we have faith in the lack of feeling faith or even in the face of fear. Still, there are times where we actually have faith for something, maybe a gift of faith to see something come to pass.

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:4

In other words we don’t have to see it, feel it or hear it to believe it. We choose to believe it. Jesus said to Thomas that those who believe without seeing are blessed.

Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him,  Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.

John 20:26-29

It goes the same for those who, although they don’t feel it, they still step out into the waters with Jesus and watch Him do His miracles. Our actions speak louder than what we feel. Because whether we feel it or not the bottom line is whether we took action on it. Our actions make our faith complete. Faith without actions is dead. God responds to persistence. Faith does not quit. It is better to go for it with all the adventure, excitement and wonder rather than having all the answers and everything figured out.

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

Hebrews 11:8

It says of Abraham that he went out not knowing where he was going. There is that element of mystery with faith that although it knows this will be a good ride I’m not quite sure how it will all look except that it is better than any other path. Playing it safe isnt faith. There is this tendency to have everything predictable and under control but it results in a quite boring life with little promise associated with it. God wants to have a people who are willing to go for it. We see this in the life of Peter where he is willing to get out on the water with Jesus, in blind Bartimaeus who is willing to look bad in front of others to receive his sight (Mark 10:46-49) and in the lady who is called a dog by Jesus to receive her healing saying that even the dogs get the crumbs that fall off the table (Matt. 15:27-28). There is this willingness to sink, look bad or even be insulted that is associated with the life of faith where we are not as concerned about our reputation because our desperation has taken over.

A revolution is defined as a turning. God wants to turn our lives His direction to follow in the footsteps of faith where we live dependent upon Him in every aspect of our lives. Revolution is also defined as a change in government. God wants to govern our lives to live in His Presence with a radical faith that is like the bulldog on the bone that won’t let go (Luke 18:1-8). In essence faith is totally focused on the goal without concern of the extremes needed to get there. God has given every one of us that measure of faith that resides in us ready to be activated in a revolutionary way. Allow God to start this faith revolution in your heart today.

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