Summary: According to the dictionary, it is the complete trust or confidence in someone or something. But don’t you think there’s something more to it?
What is faith?
According to the dictionary, it is the complete trust or confidence in someone or something. But don’t you think there’s something more to it?
Human faith can only trust and believe what it can see, taste, hear, smell, or feel; making it limited to the five senses. Using natural human faith, we can fly in airplanes even if we don't fully understand how they work, and even if we don't know the pilot, but we trust that everything will be okay. We can sit in a chair we've never sat in and fully trust it will hold us up. That takes human faith, which God gave to every person.
What if someone asked you to sit in a chair you couldn't see? Or what if the chair was missing one of its bases and was tumbling over? You wouldn't sit in a chair like that with human faith. Would you fly in a plane if you could see that the engine was falling off or the tires were flat? Your senses would hinder it.
Lets look into an excerpt from Hebrews 11: 1-16 and see why faith is what we don’t see
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see. For by it the people of old received God’s commendation. By faith we understand that the worlds were set in order at God’s command, so that the visible has its origin in the invisible. By faith Abel offered God a greater sacrifice than Cain, and through his faith he was commended as righteous, because God commended him for his offerings. And through his faith he still speaks, though he is dead.
So in fact children were fathered by one man—and this one as good as dead—like the number of stars in the sky and like the innumerable grains of sand on the seashore. These all died in faith without receiving the things promised, but they saw them in the distance and welcomed them and acknowledged that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth. For those who speak in such a way make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. In fact, if they had been thinking of the land that they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they aspire to a better land, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore, God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
Let’s put a spotlight on what faith can genuinely do to our lives…
1. Faith can make you offer your best sacrifice to God.
If we put our 101% for God, we will definitely feel fulfilled. We may not be our best selves, but if we know how to offer and lift everything to Him, our faith will speak for us. Anytime we demonstrate faith, we’re relying on something. When you sit in a chair, you’re relying on the chair’s builder to produce something that will hold you up. When you’re on the highway, you’re relying on every other driver around you.
Faith in God means we trust on him and depend on his steadfastness. Having faith means realizing that God is greater, bigger and better than us – and He loves us deeply.
2. Faith can make you experience the supernatural.