During my recent trip on #RFTW with #MissionM25, Bishop Larry asked 10 of us to do a brief devotional each night on Faith. Sort of testimony with somewhat Faith means to us and how we put it in action today.
While were were a group of men from multiple denominations the core belief that bound us together was Christ and Him Crucified. A proper Gospel message, as Mr. Bauchum notes above, is critical.
When it came time for me to speak, on day 8 I think; I relayed how my past, (B.C.) Before Christ, had gotten me into some dark places. One of which was prison. At one point a volunteer asked the question what do we consider faith to be, almost to the man in the room they regurgitated something to the effect that they had enough faith to be assured God would get them out of there. I have always been different, My response was simply I trust in Christ enough to spend the rest of my days here serving Him even more than I desire one day out in the world not.
The discussion took place on a Monday evening, the next morning I got my release papers for that Friday. To me, that is the Faith described in Hebrews 11-12, it is what Paul speaks about what he says working out our salvation, that is proving it is real in Phillippians. Or what James means when he says we must produce works or our faith is as a dead man.
This was not some supernatural faith, but Faith based upon clear Biblical Text. God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) are sovereign over all things if I was going to be a Faithful Servant/Steward of the Word and all God had or would give me, I needed to be ready and willing to serve Him where He commanded, not where I wanted to go.
Here is a copy of today’s Method of Pray Devotional from Matthew Henry, the subject appropriately is PRAY FOR FAITH: