March 9, 2006
So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” -- Matthew 17:20
Faith is not something that merely needs to be learned, it needs to be lived. Over and over in the Bible, we meet men and women who faced impossible situations with an incredible faith. And they came through their trials victorious.
Along with applying our faith to struggles in life, the Bible specifically says, “Without faith, it is impossible to please God…”
I don’t know about you, but I want to please and delight God! This is another reason why learning and living faith is so important.
Another reason having a strong faith in the Lord is important is because we will all go through trials and experiences that don’t make sense to us. There will always be questions that are left unanswered. A.W. Tozer once said, “Let faith support us where reasons fails...” And I believe this is so true.
Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Faith gives you something to stand on… it gives you hope in the midst of hopelessness… and it gives you evidence of God’s presence in your life!
FAITH IS NOT JUST SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE LEARNED… IT MUST BE LIVED.