How can I have Faith?
This week at Alpha we investigate this question. Before we ascertain how we might have it, we need to define what Faith actually is. Some dictionary definitions of Faith are: Trust, Belief, Confidence, Dependence, Conviction, Reliance, Hope, Credence, Optimism, and Expectation.
We apply many of these in our everyday lives, like when we flick a switch we trust that the lights will go on. If we travel by air we expect the plane to take off and stay in the air till we land. When we marvel at a sunset we have confidence that the sun will rise again to herald a new day. We have faith that these things will happen.
We can build up our faith in Jesus by getting to know him more intimately through what we read in the Bible. When we put our faith in Jesus we can have confidence that he has our best interests at heart and that he loves us unconditionally as his precious children.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for
and assurance about what we do not see.