The word faith is derived from the Latin term fides which means confidence or trust. To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see. During these trying times, faith is what we need most to go through the days. It holds us in one piece amidst the chaos, the turmoil left and right, and the hopelessness going round about. Faith gives us hope that all these will come to pass, and that there is a better tomorrow coming our way.
Faith can make a great impact on us if we allow it to be one of our virtues. No highs or lows could ever trouble us if we develop the gift of faith. Men and women of old have countless recounts on faith that we can also experience if we believe. We believe because God first believed in us. As we believe in Him, His faith will operate in our lives that can result in great and mighty things, far greater than we can think of or imagine.
What can faith do to us? Faith increases our understanding and revelation on the creation and the Creator Himself. It opens our eyes on the all-powerful, all-mighty attributes of God; Looking at the life of Abel, faith allows us to please God and it is an indispensable ingredient that makes our offering a better sacrifice; Just like Noah, faith lets us heed warnings that could save our lives and the lives of others. It makes us experience a better life, or can raise us back to life just like Lazarus. Through faith, we are protected from the destroyer as recounted from the Passover, we can shut the mouth of the lion, quench the fury of flames, and escape the edge of the sword just like Gideon, Samson, David and Samuel; Faith allows us to obey and receive our inheritance and promises. It enables us to have offspring as promised, and pass on the blessings to them just like Abraham and Sarah; Faith allows us to pass the test, trials, and difficult circumstance knowing that God is with us and that He is more than able to turn our weakness into strength. Faith allows us to be bold and courageous to stand on the truth, administer justice, and refuse temptations just like Moses, the judges, and Joseph. Faith allows us to have vision and see the future that enables us to cross-over by tearing-down walls that divide and barriers that hinder.
If all our people live by faith, we can see and welcome the new dawn – where sin age is at its end, and the age of righteousness ruling the nation. That is why we need the faith of Jesus Christ where he believed that you and I are worth dying for. We need the faith of God trusting us that we can overcome the world because He has given us all that we need.
Let us increase our faith by hearing and hearing the Word of God. Act on our faith by believing, obeying, and doing. Cast out every doubt, fear, and disbelief. Let us be of great faith. Let God’s faith live and manifest in and through us. Let us anchor ourselves on the faith of Christ! (CGLG, CRFV)
CRFV Winning Team
A company of men and women who have committed their lives to the cause of national transformation.