Live By Faith
July 29, 2020

When something is repeated multiple times, it is an indicator to pay close attention. Throughout scripture, “The just shall live by faith” is mentioned in Habakkuk 2:4Romans 1:17Galatians 3:11, and Hebrews 10:38.  Faith is the foundation of the Christian life.  We must believe in Jesus Christ and accept him as Savior and Lord, in order to have a relationship with God. Then we must walk in faith in every area of life. I wrote the following poem about faith.  I hope you enjoy the poem and then review the principles that follow it.


Faith is the assurance of things we desire.
It moves mountains and takes us higher.

It is the proof of things we do not see.
It’s the conviction of their reality.

Faith has a track record of victory and success.
It will shield from heartache, anxiety, and distress.

Faith caused barren women to conceive.
The dead were resurrected for those who believed.

They subdued kingdoms and became resistless in fight,
Stopped the mouth of lions, and turned armies to flight.

They administered justice and promises were obtained.
They escaped the edge of the sword and fires were contained.

To please God – faith is the only way.
And He rewards those who diligently seek his face.


  • Faith pleases God.  “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” – Hebrews 11:6
  • Faith is a protective shield.  “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one.” – Ephesians 6:16
  • Love should be the foundation of faith.  “If I have the gift of prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” – 1 Corinthians 13:2
  • Faith requires action.  “But someone will say, “One person has faith, another has actions.” My answer is, “Show me how anyone can have faith without actions. I will show you my faith by my actions.” – James 2:18
  • Faith focuses on God and his promises in the Bible and not the circumstance.   “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” – Corinthians 5:7
  • Increase your faith by meditating on the Word.  “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” – Romans 10:17

“I love you, Father. I enjoy spending time with you and resting in your love. Forgive me for doubt and unbelief. I want to be a person of strong faith, that pleases you. Help me to trust in you with all my heart and not to depend on my own understanding. I know your thoughts are higher than mine. I want to have a steadfast reliance on you and have an unwavering confidence in your power, wisdom, and goodness.  In Jesus’ name – Amen.”

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