Faith—belief, confidence, trust. These are only some of the most common definitions of the word faith. To me, faith is more than just a word. It is a way of life. It is something that I value as a family man, a company leader, and as a Christian. It is what connects me to God.
In today’s modern world, many cringe or frown when the word religion, Christianity, or spirituality is mentioned. It’s like they are allergic to these words. Some are even vocal about their disdain against anyone who publicly talks about religion; about faith. While I understand that they have their reasons, I also believe that we have the right to talk about something that’s important to us. And if, like me, you value faith in your life, then you should have the freedom to talk about it. This is why I’ve decided to talk about the importance of faith to Christians; or in living a Christian life.
Why Is Faith Important in Our Life?
Here are five strong reasons why faith should be an important element of our Christian life:
Faith is hope. It tells us that something better is waiting or planned for us. It is hope because even when we receive no guarantee, we continue to believe. We continue to have faith even if there is no certainty. For example, we choose to get married to our significant others even when we’re not sure how our relationships will turn out. We get married even when we’re not sure what the future holds for us. That is faith. It is not only a belief or an expression; it is what our hearts speak.
Faith is something that pleases God. Faith is believing that God is in our life. It is believing that we will find Him even when we are in our darkest moments. Faith strengthens our relationship with Him, and He sees this and justly rewards us. This is why even we’re faced with one obstacle after another, we do not give up. Because we have faith that God sees us and is going to reach out to us and help make everything better.
Faith is all about answered prayers. People who doubt are often faced with worries. But, those who have faith will not have time to wonder, because they believe that they will receive what they need; what they are asking for. Faith tells us that God answers prayers. After all, it was Jesus who said in Mark 11:22-24 that “whatsoever you desire, when you pray, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them.”
Faith is our armor; our protection. If we have faith, we will be shielded from evil and wickedness. It is like an armor that God sends to us every time we need his protection. If we have faith in Him and in what He can do, we will always be saved.
Faith keeps us together. My family and I have been through several storms. Despite everything, we held on to our faith in each other and to our faith in God. Although we had to accept some changes in our life, we were kept away from harm. We were saved because we believed we were doing what was right; because we had (and still have) faith in God.
These are very simple things; but when you bundle them up, they’ll have a significant effect in your life. So, live with faith and by faith if you want a life that’s blessed.