The Seed of Faith
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. -Romans 10:17 (NIV)
Faith, just like everything else, has an origin; faith’s origin is the Word of God. Too many Christians are trying to manufacture faith outside of the Word. Faith is not something we decide to possess. Living, Spiritual faith is a result; it is not a decision. It is the outcome of abiding in the Word of God.
You can test yourself and prove if you have Spiritual faith by asking yourself one simple question, “What verses do I have to back up what I say I believe?” If you cannot provide verses that support what you say you believe, then you do not have Spiritual faith. You need the Word if you desire Spiritual faith: faith that will move the mountains in your life!
The sole source of faith is the Word of God. Faith is not based on you, your circumstances, your “good deeds”, or others; genuine, Biblical faith is exclusively founded on the Word of God. Fundamentally, you must be in agreement with the fact that you cannot acquire faith without the Word of God. You will have to remain focused on the Word of God, as opposed to your circumstances, if you are going to live by faith. Fixing your eyes on the unseen requires a steady diet of the Word of God.
Written by Stephanie M. White