Faith(Biblical faith) is a gift from God, a fruit and attribute of HIS SPIRIT. All men have not faith. All born again diciples of Christ each have a measure of God’s faith. Faith is described in Hebrews 11:1 as being “certain of what we do not see.” It is the absolute belief that God is constantly working behind the scenes in every area of our lives, even when there is no tangible evidence to support that fact.
Faith is a gift, (Ephesians 2:8-9) and is described as a fruit (or characteristic) which is produced in our lives by the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22). Scriptures say that faith grows as we hear the word of God and by the power of the holy Spirt that is at work in our lives.
A faith that grows is what we desire to have and what God desires to produce in us. We cannot make faith appear in us for faith comes from God alone. “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:17). The study of God’s Word is how strong faith is developed. Also,the Bible is clear that faith does not mature and strengthen without trials. Adversity in our lives is how God develops a strong faith in us.As we learn to trust him in every situation faith in Christ grows stronger!
Faith is not something we can conjure up on our own, nor is it something that we are born with. Ephesians 2:8-9 makes it very clear that faith is a gift from God, not because we deserve it or have earned it because faith is not from ourselves…. it is from God. It is not obtained by our own power or our free will. Faith is simply given to us by God, along with His grace and mercy for his plans and purposes.This is why no one can boast for faith gives God all the glory that truly belongs to him alone !
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10