I’ve heard people say some things about faith that is quite interesting and; well, trendy depending on the latest fad in the world. Some people refers to faith as a person’s religion. I saw that ‘the internet’ lol… says that faith is having complete trust or confidence in someone or something and religion as the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. However, a christian should not be in doubt about what faith is because the bible tells us what it is and what it is not, And the knowledge from the scripture gives us insight into what it is!
We know about faith through knowledge
We know that through knowledge of the word of God same way we understand everything about God
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1
Truth is for the believer, knowledge is power, knowledge is essential in order to understand faith. All things that pertain to life and Godliness are given to us by God through His knowledge (2 Peter 1:2-4) and faith is one of those things.
No wonder Romans 11:17 says that So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God
God is not denying us
When the believer finds it difficult to operate in the principles of faith, it’s not that God has not given him or her faith or the ability to operate in faith, it’s because the believer has been deficient in the knowledge of the word of God to operate in faith. Some people instead of taking the word of God and become studious to obtain through meditation the necessary information from the word about faith, they prefer to throw in the towel, give up and say ”Oh! I do not have faith like so and so”
Or become extreme and explain it away religiously ”maybe it is not the will of God for me” ”I don’t have faith”
Truth is you do. Hear what the bible says about it. For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. Romans 12:3.
That concludes it, isn’t it. Every believer has faith.
Deficiency of knowledge
You see, faith is based on what you know in the word of God, the problem we are having that is causing the difficulty to walk by faith, has been that the knowledge of God’s Word has not been abiding in us, we have allowed the carnal knowledge of the world to choke the word of God that was there. Jesus warned us about this in the parable of the sower in Matthew 19.
That, amongst others is the reason why we have difficulties operating in faith, the devil’s plan is to get us to abandon getting the knowledge of God or when we have the knowledge, abandon it through pressure.
However we have the responsible to feed ourselves the word of God and not allow the enemy to distracts us away from the word. We cannot afford to be double minded about the word of God because a double minded man is unstable in all his ways. James 1:8
So, we have to continually be in the word of God and receive the knowledge of the will of God regarding every areas of our lives, believe it, say it and act as if it true until the manifestation comes. God did not design walking in faith in His word to be difficult, we make it difficult, when we don’t follow His pattern regarding walking by faith.