Faith can sometimes seem like one of those things that is hard to define, to grasp. Some people seem to have it and others don’t. People put their faith in all sorts of things and all sorts of people. But what does Faith mean in a Christian context? How can I put my ‘faith’ in God? What does that mean for my life? How can I find faith?
Faith is essentially a choice to believe, to put your trust in Jesus; in who He is and in what He has done for us. At the heart of the Christian faith is relationship, friendship with God. It seems almost impossible to comprehend but God so wants friendship with us that He sent His Son Jesus to make it possible.
The Bible talks a lot about faith. One of the most famous verses is found in Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see (NIV) or as another version of the Bible puts it Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see’ (NLT).
Faith is belief, trust, confidence, reliance in God and His love for us. How is that possible when I can’t see Jesus? We believe that trust may be in the unseen but it is not in the unknown. We can know God by faith even though we may not be able to see God. We can have a friendship with God, we can discover our purpose on earth, we can know forgiveness and a fresh start, we can do this because of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Martin Luther King, Jr is quoted as saying “faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase”. At Elim Life Church, we are a place where you can come and explore faith in God, whether it’s the first step or one further along the journey.
To help you with that we regularly run the Alpha Course (www.alpha.org) an opportunity to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed environment. The ten thought-provoking sessions are low pressure, friendly, fun, informative and free or why not try www.lookingforgod.com or www.yesheis.com
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