Faith is one of our greatest assets. It sits up there with hope and love to make the three most valuable qualities in a believer’s character.
One day, of course, we won’t need faith. Our faith about the future will resolve into the reality of the Kingdom. And our faith about God’s hand in our lives will be replaced by the indisputable fact that He is in our lives! That’s what the future holds for us, in God’s grace.
But right now we do need our faith, and we need to keep it in good condition. That means we have to keep it positive. Because faith wobbles sometimes. It doesn’t always stay firm. It gets wobbly through negativity, lack of exercise, or neglect of the things that build it up.
That’s where these posts under the heading A Positive Faith will hopefully come in handy. They are little encouragers.
Faith is an attitude. It’s the attitude that each of us holds towards our future, our relationship with God, and the circumstances of our lives. And in any or all of these areas faith can be strong or weak.
The great news about attitudes is that they are generally up to us, so we can do something about them. We can do something about our faith. Whoever you are and wherever you are spiritually, you can have a strong and positive faith if you really want it. It’s attainable, and it’s what God wants for you.
With a positive faith you can be realistically hopeful about your life right now and in the Kingdom to come.
How do we know all this? By trusting what God tells us in his own words, the Bible. For example:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
“Let us draw near (to God) with a true heart in full assurance of faith…Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:22-23)
Having ‘A Positive Faith’ does not come naturally. It takes effort on our part to make it happen. We have to make the first move.