The Gift of Faith

Faith. What is faith? “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

Faith. “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

Faith. “Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Faith. “It is by grace you have been saved, through faith –and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Faith.We live by faith, not by sight.”

Faith.Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

Faith.I tell you the truth,” said Jesus, “if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (The little picture is of a mustard seed. It doesn’t have to be bigger!)

The gift of faith! What a blessing! And all thanks to Jesus.

What promise attached to faith! “Nothing will be impossible for you.” Do we need tons of faith? It doesn’t have to be bigger than a mustard seed!

“Have faith in God,” Jesus said. “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

Faith and forgiveness go hand in hand. Through faith in Jesus we are forgiven. The other side of the coin is that to exercise our faith we have to be willing to forgive.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

Tomorrow we’ll have some Scriptures on HOPE.

Thank God every day for the Gift of Faith.

(Scriptures cited: Heb 11:1, 6; Rom 5:1; Eph 2:8-9; 2 Cor 5:7; Heb 12:2-3; Matt 17:20; Mark 11:22-25; 1 Cor 13:13.)

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About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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One Response to The Gift of Faith

  1. pastornick13 says:

    Great post Kirsten,

    Without faith it would be impossible to believe that there is a God, a Heaven, a hell, a Bible, and forgiveness. God has given us the best gift of all..by grace we are saved, through FAITH, and this not of ourselves.

    Thanks for sharing your faith with the rest of us!

    Pastor Nick

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