[faith] : confidence or trust in a person or thing; belief that is not based on proof.
confidence or trust in a person or thing; yes. we trust in GOD, that is our faith with GOD.
belief that is not based on proof; no. we believe in GOD because we have proof; proof in HIS word, proof in our lives, proof of HIS grace.
i heard an excellent message on faith. it wasn't complicated or deep really though, it was simple. and so good to hear. it was a reminder again of how great our GOD's love for us is.
[some of my notes from the message last night]
the human race greeted CHRIST with sneers and spit, hardened hearts, and we ignored HIS calls; yet HE still loves us so much. JESUS' love was not just a pretty thought or empty words, it was dropping blood, enduring pain, and bearing the weight of our sin. JESUS' love is not human love - it is GOD's love. a love that we can not understand. we love ourselves more than we love the ONE who gave HIS life for us, undeserving sinners.
wow. i don't know about you but if someone can love me that much, i want to know HIM more.
"Faith is not a leap in the dark, it is a step in the light."