uplifting thoughts and inspiration on faith
1 Peter 1:5-9 Who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire —may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 Corinthians 2:5 so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.
Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–
Hebrews 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.
John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Jesus is our faith. The Bible tells us He is the author and perfecter of our faith. Jesus IS THE WORD OF GOD and our faith comes by hearing from Him. Our faith is wrapped up in God’s power, God’s grace, and salvation. Without faith it is impossible to know, to understand, or to receive God’s power, God’s grace, or salvation.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
We cannot come to God any other way than through Jesus. Through our faith in Jesus. And we can’t have faith in Jesus unless He gives it to us. Jesus is the author (creator, originator) of our faith.
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Just like a warrior, our Shield of Faith is of the utmost importance. It is the first line of defense and protection. You must have your shield. Without it you are vulnerable and unprotected. No warrior would ever willingly go into battle without his shield.