Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:9?
Your faith determines everything. For it’s easy for people to say they believe but to really demonstrate that faith is a true test. For we walk by faith and not by sight. Therefore if you have no faith, you don’t walk with The Lord.
The salvation of your soul is based on your faith. God is a just God, therefore would it be fair for everyone receive the same reward. No your reward in heaven is based on your faith level and relationship you have with Jesus.
(Matthew 14:31) “And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?”
Peter believed, and when he put his faith in Jesus he walked on the water. But the Peter started to doubt and immediately began to sink. Isn’t this similar to our own lives. We believe and have faith, take a bold step, only to begin to doubt ourselves and begin to sink.
But as he did in this story, Jesus is always there to save us. But you can tell the disappointment in Jesus statement, why do you doubt? Why do we doubt? What more does Jesus have to do for us till we put full faith into him?
(Matthew 17:20) “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”
It only takes faith the size of the mustard seed to move a mountain, yet we still don’t have enough. Why? What do you have faith in? If you can’t believe in our Lord who saved our life, what do you believe in?
You have the power of the almighty God behind you, the God who created the Heavens and the Earth, who knows every star by name, who knows the number of hairs on your head. Why do you doubt him?
(James 2:17) “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
Eventually one day God is going to call you to take a leap of faith. To do something bold to show his glory. This will show your true faith, will you answer his call or ignore him?
Your task from God might seem illogical or maybe even insane to the world, but trust in The Lord and your faith will reward you. So ask yourself do you really have faith? Faith to walk on water or move a mountain or is your faith dead?