To read the introduction to this series, click here.
Half of Bible study is reading the Word, the other half is revelation from the Holy Spirit. Pray that God would open your eyes to new truths today.
[I’ve always found it helpful to know specific definitions for words that I’m studying. Every day throughout this study, I will give the technical definition of each characteristic according to Google]
1) complete trust or confidence in someone or something (in our case, Someone)
2) strong belief in God…based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof
[I may have a lot to say about a lot of subjects, but in this case, I decided to let Scripture speak for itself. I encourage you to dig even deeper throughout this study to find verses that stand out to you and are applicable to your life. As you look at each of these verses, read them slowly and prayerfully. Try to see them in a new light as you meditate on their truths and how they can be applied to your life]
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”
“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.”
“And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
[Challenge yourself this week by prayerfully journaling about these questions and others that you think of to stretch your personal faith. What I chose to do when I was working through this study was write the characteristic of the day on my left wrist. This helped me to remember to grow in that area throughout my day!]
~How can I practice faith as I go about my daily routine?
~In what situation do I need to stop being anxious, worried, or apprehensive and step out in true, trusting faith?