“And so he did only a few miracles there because of their unbelief.” Matt. 13:58 (NLT)
“Yet he (Abraham) did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, ” Rom. 4:20 (NIV)
1. FAITH IS CHOOSING AND BELIEVING GOD’S VISION FOR MY LIFE.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Prov. 29:18 (NIV)
“Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope.” Eph. 3:20 (NLT)
“I am the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?” Jer. 32:27 (NLT)
“Ask of Me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.” Ps. 2:8 (NIV)
2. FAITH IS BEING WILLING TO RISK FAILURE.
“They risked their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Acts 15:26 (NAS)
“If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and He will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if He does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”
Daniel 3:17-18 (NIV)
“Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but to trust the LORD means safety. ” Prov. 29:25 (NLT)
“Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else.” Gal. 6:4 (NIV)
3. FAITH IS EXPECTING GOD TO BLESS AND USE ME.
“I expect and hope that I will not fail Christ in anything but that I will have the courage now… to show the greatness of Christ in my life here on earth, whether I live or die.”
Phil. 1:20 (NCV)
“I believe I shall enjoy the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13 (NAB)