If truly Grace is only made available by faith, then we must be ready to truly get a hold on Faith in fullness. The world believes in ‘fate’ as to the uncontrollable destination of a man but as for us in the body of Christ, we have our strength in Faith; which is able to make things happen for us, change the course of our lifes for the better and change the outcome of events in our lifes. Thus Paul reveals this truth to us in Hebrews 11:1 that Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.
Based on the potency of Faith to deliver the impossible, Grace who specializes in doing the unthinkable draws power from this faith that even the Lord himself operates from this height by calling things that be not as though they were Romans4:17. Faith is our lifeline, it is the ferry that brings us from the unknown to the known, the vehicle that transport us from the impossible to the possible. It is our access to Grace which is able to do exceedingly abundantly above that which we could ever ask or think Ephesians 3:20. For it is by faith so that it might be by grace so that the promise might be made sure unto us who are all the seed of Abraham Romans4:16.
How do you Access Faith
As far as I am concerned, faith is the simplest thing you could ever do in your entire life, if you are ready and willing to live a care free life towards the world and its believe system and simply invest all your believe in Jesus Christ and His love for you. The foundations of Faith is Jesus Christ, (the Word) for in John 1:1 we see a mystery revealed saying “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God”. Notice that the usage of the word “Word” was with a capital referring to a person and a superior being and not just a thing. John 1 further expounds this truth in vs 14 saying “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten of the father,) full of grace and truth.” So we understand that Jesus is the source of Faith as he is of Grace. When we believe in Him and the sacrifice he made for us on the cross, we become a part of his family but it doesn’t stop there. At the point (of receiving Jesus Christ into our lives) we all were given a measure of Faith Romans12:3. You can see this measure of Faith as a down-payment into your faith account for your Faith account opening. But as we know, an acoount opening doesn’t stop at just the first deposit, rather it thrives and flourishes on your constant depositing of funds and withdrawal of funds.
Thus, when God has given you a measure of faith, you continue to feed that faith by focusing on Jesus the foundation of our faith as He is the Author and finisher of our faith Hebrews 12:2. The more you gaze on him, focusing your mind and thought on him, the more your faith devolops and blossoms and soon enough you will find yourself making good withdrawals from your Faith deposit after the order of Grace.
Developing Faith for Grace
Now we are gazing on Jesus, keeping our minds stayed on Him, focusing on him, drinking out of his cup of love for us and growing to trust him more. But all of these will either transcend to a full manifestation of glory in our lifes or break us till we have no ounce of strength left in us to fight. This is so, because of the world’s systems, which is built to press you on every side and squeeze you till the truth of what you have on the inside of you truly comes out. Faith is designed by God to attract oppositons for , one sole purpose, so that the glory of God can be made manifest on the earth. So, how do we grow this faith of ours from just a measure to a conquering and possessing faith.
1. The Word of God- Now we understand that Jesus Christ is the word and that He is our source and developer of Faith. Thus we see that having the word in our eyes and ears and minds, is the first and most crucial way to develop our faith. Without the word, you would be tossed here and there by every wind of doctrine and the lies of the devil but always remember that Faith comes by hearing and hearing the word of God Romans10:17. For you cannot believe what you have not heard, thus you cannot develop Faith without developing a daily habit of time in the Word of God.
2. Focus on the Love of God- Many people do study the word from dusk to dawn without catching the revelation of Gods love for them. They never realize that God loves them so much, thus fear is established in them and even though they spend time in the word of God they live a defeated life daily. God did not intend it to be so, scriptures reveals that He loved you so much that He sent His son to die for you and when the son came He testified to the Love the father has for you that He loves you as much as He does Him(Jesus) John17:23. So as you study the word, make it a point to draw on the love, God has for you because this is a huge Faith booster that it casts out fear and gives you victory always 1Jn4:18.So feed on the Love He has for you and believe the Love He has for you, allowing it to grow inside of you till you can tell yourself that “no matter what happens in my life whether good or seemingly bad, God truly loves me”. Grow that love consciousness till you are confident In Him.
3. Focus on the Grace of Christ Jesus- Many persons focus there faith on the works they can perform rather than on Jesus Christ and the grace he offers us. We fall into temptations of thinking “oh, I prayed 7 hours today, so God must surely answer my prayers; I preached to someone today, so God must intervene in this matter speedily, I’ve being sweeping the church for some weeks now, God must surely remember me”. No! this is not faith at all, faith rests in the faithfullness of God, faith rests in the goodness of God and faith rests in the unconditional love of God for us, irrespective of our despositions. What God is after is to see in whom your trust is in, is it in your ability or in His. Faith produces works stirred by the Spirit of God but works (self works) never produce faith. Doing goodworks are good because by this the people would see what you are doing and praise God Matt5:16. But as you focus on Jesus and His finished works on the cross for you, you become embodied by Him and His grace unto all practicality that the father in you would begin to do this works through you John14:10, because He would begin to will through you and to do through you to do of His good pleasure Phillipians 2:13. But in this you would be doing it out of love for the goodness of God in your life because faith does not rely on self works to deliver rather it relies on the finished works of Jesus Christ on the cross to deliver for you. As you focus on Grace and become a student of grace you would see your faith in Jesus increase on an expedited level and no matter what opositions comes your way you will become victorious….
I have many things to say to you but for the time being, do meditate on these things and begin to practice the life of grace and faith, for surely you would begin to see testimonies erupt in your life.
Remain ever Blessed,
From Glory Love World Ministries.