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Rooted in the faith of Jesus Christ

Updated: May 3




As each of us are journeying in our faith, I think it is important to note the awareness of the framework of our faith, so we can have a greater understanding of how to appropriately apply our faith in Jesus Christ effectively to yield the desired results in our lives. There are many beliefs and variations of faith that many ascribe to. And in doing so, we can see how the potency of our faith directly serves as a compass navigating our lives. Today we’ll delve into the discovery of being rooted in the faith of Jesus Christ.


First things first, let’s unpack what faith is. Hebrews 11:1 (kjv) shares, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Faith is the sub-stance, it’s the thing you stand on. Bibletools.org (1), defines substance as, “that which stands under,” faith is the foundation for what we hope, the foundation for our relationship with God and everything that it implies within his purpose.” I like to call faith “the passport” you stand on as you move forward in living your life in Christ.


Secondly, let’s place our undivided attention on the importance of having faith. The book of Hebrews chapter 11 is the hallmark of faith in our Christian experience. It highlights the heroes and heroines of the children of God’s journey of faith in God and his promises. Let’s take a closer look at verses 5 and 6, “By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.” 6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” In the sequential order of applied faith, we see that your faith is a necessity to please God.

Thirdly, in understanding the importance of faith, it behooves us to understand how our faith moves the hand of God. Simply put, our faith pleases God, and without it it is impossible to please him. Verse 6 highlights the potency of this point, faith moves the hand of God. Give God your passport of faith and watch him move for you.


Another essential component of this faith equation is you have to bring your faith to Him. Bring it to Him, don’t keep it to yourself, don’t ascribe it to anyone else, or anything else, bring it to Him. Hebrews 11:6, guides us into the prerequisite of Pleasing God. One of Oxford’s definition of “Please,” is to take only one’s wishes into consideration in deciding how to act or proceed. In a nutshell, without faith it is impossible to take only God’s wishes into consideration in deciding how we are to act or proceed in our life. Let that marinate for a moment, it’s a very important point to ponder, Selah.


In conclusion, Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith, Hebrews 12:2a, and we must stand on and use our passport of faith to move God in the manor that pleases Him to orchestrate, lead, and guide our lives through our faith being rooted in Jesus Christ. You feed and grow your faith by hearing the word of God, Romans 10:17, and as you exercise using your faith in God you strengthen your spiritual muscles, it builds your confidence in knowing that if I use my passport of faith diligently, God will reward me.


For me, I used my passport of faith to navigate out of the many years of the crippling effects of deep depression. I stood on my faith in Jesus Christ that if I acknowledged my mental and emotional health issues, reached out for appropriate counseling, and applied the tools to de-mantle unhealthy mindsets and habits through the word of God, I would be made whole. And that is what I did and continue to do. Now I am fortified in understanding my trauma triggers, and applying the word with healthy tools to continue to live out a victorious life with my faith rooted in Jesus Christ.


Here in the sacred space of the Prayer Room, our heart’s posture is to empower, encourage, and inspire women around the world by equipping them with biblical principles to apply to their entrepreneurial endeavors, and many areas of their lives to show up a success.


Rooted in the faith of Jesus Christ

By RM Harris / Global Transformational Speaker / Author / Spoken Word Recording Artist


References:

King James Version

Oxford’s Dictionary

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