13 Jan God’s Faith For Us
by Eric English
So often we allow the enemy to disqualify us in difficult times when we have thoughts like “you don’t have enough faith.”
A believer must understand where faith comes from. Does the supply for the need originate with God and the faith originate with us? If you think faith is something you create then there is no faith to access the supply.
God has created faith and supplied His faith to us to use for accessing what we need. Faith comes from God and is a gift to us. It’s like receiving the car keys to the car that was just given to you! Faith is the key, but the key originates with the giver just as the gift originates with the giver.
looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…
When we have need, God authors faith in our hearts. The faith you use was authored by God and not by you. Therefore He creates the faith you need to receive that which you are believing for. Ask yourself, does God have enough faith to believe for what you need? Certainly He does, and that same limitless faith is for you to use!
The King James and Young’s Literal translate this verse correctly.
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
We live by His faith, that is what is means to live in Him. In Him means to use what is His, not what we perceive as our own.
Regardless of a weak moment, God’s faith was not diminished. Quit asking yourself if you have enough faith, or if you are out of faith. Look to Jesus who authors faith and understand He extends His faith to you when you need it.