Faith - You Gotta Have It

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Devotional

BIG FAITH

In this devotional, we are going to talk about one of the key elements in our relationship with God. Jesus remarked on whether people had it or not. It creates an atmosphere around our lives. Without it, it is impossible to please Him. It is a game-changer to our present-day reality and our future hope. We are talking about FAITH. You gotta have faith!

Today we are talking about having BIG FAITH. We hear a lot about faith, don’t we? At church, in the Bible, we know it is crucial. But what is faith? How can I have BIG faith?

The Bible defines faith in Hebrews 11 as this:

  • Confidence in what we hope for
  • Assurance about what we do not see

That is what faith is: confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. So, it stands to reason that BIG faith is actually BIG confidence in what we hope for, and BIG assurance about what we do not see. A life of faith is a life of confidence and assurance in God.

It is very important to God that we live by faith. Why? Because he wants us to have life and life in all its fullness. He is our Heavenly Father, and he wants us to have a rich and satisfying life. Only when we put our confidence and assurance in Him does it give us a rich and full life. And this gives Him great joy.

Big faith isn’t just about big outcomes – about achieving and seeing big things – it is about a big confidence that God is able, and when we trust in Him, we can have confidence and assurance to believe for anything.

That is God’s heart and plan for us today. A life of big faith is a life of confidence and assurance. Faith is about a position we stand in. To live with faith is knowing I can be CONFIDENT and ASSURED.

As you read the key verses today, ask yourself: am I confident and assured in God? Where have I lost my confidence?