“Faith” is often attributed only to people who believe in God; however, it is simply defined as complete trust in something or someone. We all trust in something or someone; we do it every day. Otherwise, we’d be dead. Think about it. In even the most simplistic things we do—like eating at a restaurant—we place our faith in people we don’t know to serve us food that won’t make us sick. We allow a surgeon we’ve met only once to cut us open and repair our body. We make hundreds of daily decisions by faith because we have faith in ourselves even though most of us would admit that we know very little about everything. However, when we are born again, God lives in us and gives us the opportunity to have faith in Him.

God is omniscient, which means He knows everything. He has to know everything if He created everything. Man’s greatest intelligence doesn’t compare to God’s. Even a single cell of one living creature is more complex than the most powerful computer built by man. Man has yet to create life from nothing. So, why do we choose to place our faith in the lesser intelligence of man when the evidence of God is all around us? That’s the way He made us. He created us with free will—including the choice to not choose Him. Thus, He gave us the ability to love.

When we choose to love Him, our eyes are opened to Him.

We experience Him as did the Psalmist: “O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.” (Psalms‬ ‭139:1-4, 6‬) When our greatest faith is in God, He fills us with more goodness, love, wisdom, strength, peace, joy and hope than we ever imagined!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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