Faith is an often partially understood topic. If you were to do a poll amongst the general public you may hear people respond to the question of “what is faith?’ with responses like:
“Faith is belief”
“Faith is believing something you can’t see.”
“Faith is trusting in God”
While each of these responses is an aspect of faith, a better definition would be:
[tweetthis]Faith is an active expression of your trust and belief in God, His abilities and His promises.[/tweetthis]
Faith should be seen. What you say and do should reflect what you are believing in and that expression of faith needs to be bold. Why bold you say?
Think about it for a moment…
When you are believing God to move mountains in your life (we don’t need much faith for little things), that faith has to be abundant. It starts with the Word of God. Once that Word is planted in your heart and fed on a regular basis, it grows and gets stronger.
Boldness defined: the quality of having a strong, vivid, or clear appearance; willingness to take risks and act innovatively; confidence or courage
Strong faith demands results. To “demand” requires boldness. You don’t demand by asking. You don’t demand by being whimpy or passive or timid. Matthew chapter 11, verse 12 says: “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.”
Your bold expression of faith can’t be faked. As I said, it is the Word of God that produces faith. If you are truly trusting and believing God, you won’t be able to contain yourself. If you try to conjure up faith, you may be able to fool people for a short time (you’d mostly be fooling yourself) but fake faith is not sustainable.
So why the need for bold faith?
For one, you need to show the enemy of your negative circumstances, that you mean business. No matter what the devil throws your way, bold faith will show him that you are not backing down. James 4:7 says: “Resist the devil and he will flee from you”
Last off, your faith needs to be bold to prove something to yourself. God doesn’t need the proof. He’s already established His promises. You just need to receive them. As you begin and continue to show that you trust and believe God, your boldness will begin to speak to your spirit which will then align your soul. When your soul (mind, will and emotions) line up with God’s Word, your faith produces results.