Wednesday, March 30, 2011

a saving faith

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped
for, the evidence of things not seen"
(Hebrews 11:1)

Faith is believing what we can't see.  It is a committment to God and His will. Total reliance upon the Lord and full confidence in Christ. Faith is the basis of our relationship with Christ.

* If your faith hasn't changed you, it hasn't saved you.

* Real, saving faith results in works, fruit and a desire for holiness.

* Holiness is getting the soul satisfying, saturating presence of God in your life.

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We are saved:

BY grace
    THROUGH faith
IN Jesus

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Faith WILL produce works. Our outward works affirm the change inside of us. True saving faith results in a changed life as evidenced by works. Our works don't save us but our salvation compels us to do good works.

"As a breathless body emits no indication of life,
fruitless faith exhibits nothing more than hypocrisy"
(Liberty Bible Commentary)

Thank you sweet Lord, that my salvation is not dependent upon my works. Thank you for that sweet gift of amazing grace that you paid the price for, in full, on the Cross. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you out of the overflow of love that you have placed in my heart. You are so worthy.

Beth

3 comments:

Terry said...

That's an excellent description of saving faith in Christ, Beth.

Nana Jul said...

I love your description of Holiness: Holiness is getting the soul satisfying, saturating presence of God in your life.
Lord, let your saturating presence overflow through us today. By faith we rest in you today!!
By faith we are changed..we are new. Great word Beth!
Love you,
Julie

Yaya Yarns said...

Amen dear sister, amen!