You may have heard from people confessing, “I have prayed for so long over this issue; but I am seeing nothing happen”. As we pray, what does it mean to have Faith?
An excerpt from MasterLife 3: The Disciple’s Victory…You do not have to see something to believe that it exists. For instance you may not understand electricity; yet you will turn on the light when you enter a dark room. The reason you can believe without seeing is the evidence that the thing exists. You have never seen the Holy Spirit, but you can experience Him at work in your life and in the lives of others. You have not seen Jesus Christ, but you know that He is present within you. Jesus told Thomas, “Blessed are those who have not seen, and yet have believed” John 20:29.
The word Faith is often misunderstood and misused. Faith is not an intellectual belief or an emotional response. Faith is not blind allegiance that hopes against hope that something is true. A person shows faith when one acts upon the revealed will of God. God’s will is revealed in His Word.
Faith is being convinced that something is real because God said it, even though you cannot see it. Faith is possible even when your physical senses cannot prove the reality of something. The Amplified bible says that faith is “proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality – faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses” Heb. 11:1. Many people in the Old Testament were noted for their faith because of their works of faith…their faith in action. We also are a people called not to walk by sight, but by faith.