How Faith Works
I used to believe that faith was simply making the decision to step out of my comfort zone by taking a giant leap or step into the unknown. But real faith isn’t a hope in the unknown but is based on God’s Word.
Faith bridges the gaps!
When we face certain situations in life it may feel like we are standing on the edge of a cliff with a great chasm between us and the other side (our destination). That does not mean that we have to muster up some faith to blindly take a giant leap to get to the other side. We simply need revelation of God’s Word. Why? Because God’s Word bridges the gap! The Word becomes a bridge; a firm foundation that we walk on to cross over to the other side. That way we can continue to walk according to what the Word says by taking one step at a time and by keeping our trust and focus on God. Isn’t that simple? Therefore, faith is not like stepping out off a cliff and trying to believe that God will catch us. Faith has substance and when it is based on God’s Word, it grounds us.
Faith and Fertility
Heb. 11:1 (KJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Substance means: that which has actual existence, confidence, firm trust, and assurance
Evidence means: proof, conviction, title deed, receipt
Faith based on God’s Word as our foundation will keep us firm and steady. So when the Word says that none shall be barren or none shall miscarry and that we are fruitful and that we ARE healed, then this is our evidence, proof or receipt of what we have ALREADY received through what Jesus has freely provided for us through His finished work!
Remember always that we are SAVED (healed, delivered, prospered and made whole) by GRACE (what Jesus has freely provided) through FAITH (believing Jesus finished work on the Cross was enough). It is a GIFT of God, not of works so that none of us can boast (see Ephesians 2:8-9).
Your faith in Jesus finished work is enough for you to experience the breakthrough you need in any area of life! But faith doesn’t “earn” but rather “positions” you to receive what God has ALREADY provided. So faith isn’t based on your performance or on your “ability to believe” but rather is based upon Jesus performance and on what He has already done! This is why it is important for you to know what God’s Word says about your situation and also about what Jesus has already freely provided. When your heart is established on what God’s Word says regarding your personal situation, this will anchor your soul by enabling you to continue to walk by the Word and not by what your feelings, emotions or circumstances dictate to you! This is what will help you to cross the line from barrenness into FRUITFULNESS in every area of life!