What really is Faith?

I’m Dr. Bob, and for just a Mentoring Minute I want to clear up some things about faith. We often confuse what faith is. Faith is not faithfulness on our part. Nor is faith a commitment we make. It is not service to God and it is not participation with God. Faith is simply believing God is who he said He is. It is believing He is completely capable of doing what He promised He will do. But, you know what? Even that definition falls short of having any use whatsoever until you behave according to what you believe. Why? Because faith requires a demonstration! That is your part. Faith without works, without your demonstration of it, is dead. In James 2:17-18, we are told this: “…faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. {18} But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” I’m Dr. Bob. Contact me at Dr.Bob@mentoringministry.com and encourage me with the testimony of your faith in action.

What really is Faith?