“We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.” – 2 Corinthians 4:13 KJV
It’s time to go where we have never gone before and FAITH in God is how we will get there!
Where you are right now in life isn’t all that there is to your life’s story. The truth is that no matter what you’ve seen so far, your Heavenly Father has more in store for you! I believe that He has new levels for you and I to walk in that are exceeding abundantly above all that we could ask for or even imagine. So, how do we get from where we are to where He wants us to be? How do we rise higher and go to the next level? Like Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Joshua, Caleb & David (just to name a few), we’re going to have to live our lives with a spirit of faith, not the faith of yesterday, but living faith for THIS season of our lives. No matter how impossible it might look, with a spirit of faith we can go to the next level!
We advance and make great progress in life as we stir up and actively employ the spirit of faith, but in order to do so effectively, we’re going to need to use the right ingredients. This past weekend, my oldest daughter, Hannah, baked and then decorated cupcakes for our family (and she did a really great job!). One of the reasons they turned out so good is because she was very careful to add in all of the ingredients that were listed in the recipe. The Lord recently helped me to see seven “ingredients” of the spirit of faith in 2 Corinthians 4:13-18 AMPC. These seven things have greatly encouraged me and I would like to share them with you.
#1. The Spirit of Faith Believes
Our faith is in the faithful God who loves us and He NEVER fails!
#2. The Spirit of Faith Speaks
Don’t be silent in the face of adversity. Instead, boldly declare your faith in God and His Word!
#3. The Spirit of Faith is Assured of Victory
The same One who raised up Jesus, raises us up. No matter what it might look like, we will be victorious!
#4. The Spirit of Faith is Not Discouraged
Don’t quit! Don’t give up! Choose to let go of the past. Today is a new day with new mercy, new grace and new opportunities. Take courage and know that you’re more than a conqueror!
#5. The Spirit of Faith is Not Afraid
Fear not and believe only. God is with you, He loves you, He is for you, and the Greater One lives within you!
#6. The Spirit of Faith is More Aware of the Inward Man than the Outward Man
Remember, you’re a new creation in Christ, old things are passed away and all has become new! Put on the champion that you are now in Him!
#7. The Spirit of Faith Goes Forward, Looking Beyond the Seen to the Unseen
Everything that we see today is temporary and is subject to change. So, don’t be intimidated by what you see. Instead, look with eyes of faith to the eternal plan of your gracious God. That’s what’s established. That’s where you’re headed!
Is faith rising in your heart? Are you stirred about the days ahead? I believe with all of my heart that we’re about to step into some amazing days that will be unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before. So, let’s rise up in this season with fresh faith in our faithful God. Let’s go forward with an attitude of faith, a spirit of faith, believing to see what we’ve never seen before!
Your best days are truly yet to come!
by: Jordan D. Gash