The Shield of Faith

The Shield of Faith

This piece of armor is by far the most written about and spoken of in the Christian circles. Teachers go to great lengths to explain exactly what faith is. However, just as the word faith implies, it takes faith to know faith. Faith is the avenue through which the grace and mercy of God is distributed in our lives. We have read of His grace and mercy and we have heard of His grace and mercy, but we must receive His grace and mercy by faith. The Bible says that 'without faith it is impossible to please God.' (Hebrews 11:6) And 'faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of what we cannot see'.(Hebrews 11:1) We can only please God by doing what He tells us to do and we can only do what He tells us to do by faith. Faith is a result of the conviction that propels us into action. And faith assures us that what God has said is truth. Human experience cannot assure us of His truth .. Our feelings and emotions cannot assure us of His truth .. Our family and friends cannot assure us of His truth. And how do we get to His truth? By becoming familiar with His Word, the Holy Bible. Faith causes us to act and react with such confidence that we become living testimonies to those in doubt or disbelief. Faith breeds knowledge and wisdom and understanding of who God is and what He wants and desires for us as a whole and as individuals. We cannot see God with our human eyes nor can we touch Him with our human hands. The world (the society of the enemy) will only believe after they have seen. But, with God, we are to believe before we see. And our belief will cause us to make decisions and choices that will testify to the truth and of God. Faith gives us the confidence to proclaim His truth on this earth. And faith protects us from the onslaught of the lies and deceptions of the enemy. We receive by faith and we give by faith. The faith within us will change us and those that are around us. Faith will convince a doubting world of the love and truth of God the Father .. Of the sacrifice and gift of His loving Son .. Of the comfort and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Faith allows us a glimpse into the spiritual realm. Faith sees and believes in the human spirit, what cannot be seen nor believed with our physical senses. Faith believes and faith does in accordance with this belief. Faith gives direction and sets goals for the believer. Faith causes us to pray and to praise and worship and to seek. The enemy is not so much a danger to our faith, as our faith is a danger to the enemy. Let us take up our shield.

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Vladimir Uhri 5 years ago from HubPages, FB

Debradoo, thank you. I like this: "Faith is the avenue through which the grace and mercy of God is distributed in our lives."

Blessing!


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lee custodio 5 years ago

awesome!


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

Excellent teaching on faith. You covered everything from what faith is to what faith does and how we live faith.

My favorite part was instructions how faith is found "In the Word".

Blessed and encouraged today.


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Debradoo 5 years ago from Cocoa, Florida Author

Vladimir, thanks! And blessings to you brother. Love ya!


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Debradoo 5 years ago from Cocoa, Florida Author

Thank you Lee! Pleasure to meet you. :-)


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Debradoo 5 years ago from Cocoa, Florida Author

Thanks Tamarajo! My fave part was how it takes faith to know faith. And our faith increases and thrives only by the Word of God, amen!


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FriendofTruth 5 years ago from Michigan

I sometimes get discouraged thinking, am I being redundant in the teachings I give to my children about Jesus and His Word...and then I was reminded about faith, how that it comes by the hearing of the Word of God (Rom)and that encouraged me that this is how we get faith, by hearing His Word - and then I read your great teaching on faith - what a confirmation and blessing!


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Debradoo 5 years ago from Cocoa, Florida Author

Isn't it always such a thrill when God confirms what He is telling us? I am thrilled as well to be a part of it all!! Faith comes by hearing and hearing and hearing, ad infinitum! Thanks Friend for making my day! Hugs.


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Debradoo, Awesome message on faith and God's love !


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Debradoo 5 years ago from Cocoa, Florida Author

Thanks so much kashmir! It is such a pleasure to have you stop in and read and leave a comment. Hugs!


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Tony L Smith 5 years ago from Macon

Thanks Debradoo, its no wonder God loves faith, I think He stomps around a bit in excitment every time one of us acts in faith. Thanks for this

Tony


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Debradoo 5 years ago from Cocoa, Florida Author

Must have missed this one. Sorry Tony.

Yes! Exactly. Love how you put that. Thanks.

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