Updated: Feb 5
Faith Is A Lifestyle - Part 1
Before I begin this blog on Faith, I want to establish the term "faith" because words convey different ideas to different people. You can agree or disagree and that will not be a problem! At least when I'm done, you will understand what I mean when I use the word "Faith"
Faith is often used as a synonym for religion and religious beliefs. The government even uses the word faith based initiatives in a generic way. The term faith has also been used to refer to one's denomination, for example, What faith are you?...
I want you to do as the Bereans did in Acts 17:11...receive the word with all readiness of mind and search the Scriptures daily to see if what I am teaching you is true! I humbly submit and ask that of you.
Romans 3:27 - Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.
The word law in the Greek language mean principle. Faith is used specifically to mean a spiritual law in the Kingdom of God everything in the Kingdom of God is activated by faith!
Faith is...a "lifestyle"!
Everything in the Kingdom of God is activated by Faith. Not by a whim. Not by a wish. Not by a hope...but by Faith! This is the reason why satan fights faith so much. He knows that if he can keep the "just" from operating with this activator then he can rob "you" of the blessings that belongs to you through the Word of God, our Covenant.
This is why we have so many defeated believers. They do not know their Covenant rights. They do not know how this lifestyle of faith works, therefore unable to activate the benefits. Believers love to whine, cry and have others praying for them. I'm not knocking anybody who does this, please understand me. I want you to know that there is a better way!...a lifestyle for the Master's (not slave master either) use!
Believers are supposed to live a victorious life. Not sometimes but ALL the time. We win ALL the time. We go in the storm as a winner. We do not go in to contend to see who is going to win. WE GO IN KNOWING WE ARE ALREADY A WINNER!
We have a Covenant that covers every single thing we would ever need and it covers every single thing that you desire that is consistent with a godly life. We are a winner 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year!
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith...Romans 1:17. "Just" means you are declared righteous! "Just" means God certifies you as righteous! He declares you righteous based on your acceptance of Jesus Christ.
Faith is our way of living! Faith is not a parachute to bail you out of some present situation. it's our way of life. We are supposed to live by faith every minute of every hour, every day of the week, all year long.
Faith IS NOT A SPARE TIRE!...laughing Out Loud!
Don't cheat yourself. It does take time to develop your faith. It takes time to walk in faith because it is a lifestyle that you must live day by day. It is not a quick fix. There are no quick fixes in the Kingdom of God.
Written By Vanessa Johnson
Original: August 29, 2013