Faith In Jesus Alone!
God has provided everything that we need for life and health and for
a wonderful future with Him by grace. What we must bring to every
situation is faith and even that God supplies. The faith that moves
mountains and can cause a fig tree to die or any thing else is
God's faith working through us. We cannot work up faith like Jesus'
of ourselves, yet this faith is absolutely necessary.
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible
to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He
exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.
As Paul's letter to the Galatians points out, we didn't start out on
this path from salvation to Eternity by our efforts and the way to
continue on the path isn't by our efforts either. Our efforts at
obedience and righteousness are pitiful and don't amount to a hill
of beans. It's Jesus working through us and even providing the faith
we need that saves us and renews our minds and keeps us on the path of
righteousness, doing God's will.
Galatians 3:1 O' foolish Galatians! Who has
bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly
portrayed as crucified. 2 Let me ask you only this: Did you
receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith?
3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now
being perfected by the flesh? 4 Did you suffer so many things
in vain—if indeed it was in vain? 5 Does he who supplies the
Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law,
or by hearing with faith— 6 just as Abraham “believed God,
and it was counted to him as righteousness”?
We are saved by faith in Jesus and we live righteous lives for God by
faith in Jesus. You will also notice that faith is a doing word! "By faith
Abraham obeyed". "By faith Noah built the Ark". "By faith Moses parents
hid him". "By faith they conquered kingdoms". (See Hebrews 11).
By faith we receive from God and by faith we do expolits. Faith is not
just in the head! It produces action!
When you know what we owe God, the love we are able to show Him in return
and the things we are ablle to do following His will in appreciation is
not enough; but I'm glad He accepts it and lives in us 24/7.
Best wishes for Grace and the Peace of Jesus.