It isn't by our power or might that we have salvation or forgiveness, it's by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. God calls us not to lean on our understanding but to simply have faith that He will work out all things for our good.
Here are 11 Ways Faith Can Transform Your Life:
1. Faith is what saves us. (Ephesians 2:8)
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast."
2. Faith gives boldness and confidence. (Ephesians 3:12)
"in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him."
3. Faith purifies our heart. (Acts 15:9)
"and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith."
4. Faith makes us patient. (Revelation 14:12)
"Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus."
5. Faith allows us to receive good gifts from God. (Matthew 7:11 & James 1:6-7)
"If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!"
6. Faith heals us. (Matthew 9:27-31, Luke 8:48)
"And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”"
7. Faith forgives us. (Matthew 9:2)
"Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you."
8. Faith pleases God. (Hebrews 11:6)
"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."
9. By faith we overcome the world. (1 John 5:4)
"For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith."
10. Faith makes us righteous. (Romans 3:22-23)
"even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
11. Through faith all things are possible. (Mark 9:23)
"Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”"
A Prayer for Faith Today:
God, help us to have more faith. We believe by faith, that when we ask in faith, You will increase the gift of faith in us. We surrender our mind, body, soul, and strength. We trust that it's not our life anymore. But it's your life now Jesus. It's You living, moving, speaking, and working through us. Thank you God for increasing our faith as we read your word and seek Your face. In Jesus mighty name we pray. Amen.