Hebrews 11:1 - Now faith is sure of what you hope for and certain of what we have not seen.
The adage "seeing is believing" is often used when the validity of a fact that is called into question. However, in a Christian world-view, the phrase "believing is seeing" refers to the role faith plays in believing in Jesus's resurrection and its ability to establish a Christian's paradigm of life. Armed with values of a new life in Christ, the person embraces the life-changing behaviors that realize the "things hoped for." (Self-fulfilled life)
Faith becomes part of the believer's DNA and validates the blessed assurance of being "certain of what we have not seen". As faith grows the Christian's life changes as a person puts away the old habits and embraces a new set of values. The new values focus on behavioral and attitudinal changes that conform to the new commandments to love God with your entirety and show love and comfort to all people!
Faith creates a proactive vision of life in an invisible kingdom where personal fulfillment is shaped by the Holy Spirit's instruction and Biblical truth. Christian faith illuminates a pathway to follow a greater authority that is unseen and unknown by our secular world.
Growing our Christian faith in an era blinded by self-centeredness, greed, power over others and ungovernable temperaments, requires Christians to be diligent students of Scripture. Living with a focus on growing' personal faith, Christians hope to live above the world's dissonant voices of materialism and selfishness.
However, no one is immune from moral failures due to our inherent carnal weaknesses. This is why growing your faith requires a daily exposure to Scripture reading, prayer and meditation. It also requires regular worship and fellowship with believers in Jesus's body.
The processes of developing a dynamic faith will empowered one to love all people, crave truth and desire oneness in Christ's body. The rewards of increasing our faith equip us to witness God's magnificent love applied to each problem we encounter in this life. Faith gives us assurance in receiving the eternal life we hope for.
In this chaotic and sinful world, mankind needs the Christian faith to overcome the mighty power of the prince of the air! In this chaotic and sinful world, mankind needs the Christian faith to overcome the mighty power of the prince of the air!