This is Part 2 of a series on Faith. Read Part 1
So now we’ve established that Faith is your consciousness or your thought stream.
Let’s take a look at a scripture about thoughts:
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Why think on these things? Because your consciousness, your thinking faculty is your Faith and you always receive according to your Faith.
Understand that your Faith has been conditioned by appearances. You observe what goes on around you and in your life and you think you know what is occurring. You develop thought patterns around your observations and your Faith is based on your interpretation of appearances.
This is why we’re told not to judge by appearances.
John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
When you judge, you cannot help but do so according to your observations. When you do this, you accept an appearance as truth and create a thought about it that is added to your Faith.
In Matthew 7: 1-2 Jesus said:
1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
This scripture makes it very clear that by your judgment, you will be judged. How does this work? Very simply by your Faith! The thought patterns you create judging by appearances become part of your Faith and therefore part of your life experience.
How do you judge righteous judgment? First off, you stop judging by appearances! Realize and know that you don’t see the whole picture. Then you’re judgment will be made according to the unseen spiritual principles that you are now aware of – Christ consciousness. And from that perspective, you add to your Faith thought patterns that are Truth.
Let’s look at another scripture:
2 Peter 1:2-7
2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;
7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.
Giving all diligence, add to your Faith… You must take care what you add to your Faith. You’ve been making quick judgments for so long about everything you observe and adding to your Faith with little care, concern or thought.
Now you know better.
Now you know that you only want to add to your Faith virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness and charity. These qualities come from your Faith being taught and conditioned by Christ consciousness. Any thought that is contrary to these high principles of Christ does not belong in your stream of thought, your consciousness, your Faith.
At this point I hope you’re feeling overjoyed! If you are, then you are connecting at a very deep level with what I’m saying. It’s resonating with you and that’s awesome!
You may also be feeling a little overwhelmed, but don’t focus on that. You don’t need any more of that, right?
Going forward your job is to notice your Faith. Really become aware of it. One of the easiest ways to get acquainted with your Faith is to just take a good look at your life and notice what is showing up for you on a daily basis. According to your Faith, you are receiving.
If there is anything you wish were different, take a look at your Faith about that thing. Notice your thought patterns around that subject.
You will notice that those thoughts are not in alignment with the abundance, joy, peace, love, etc. that is Christ consciousness.
When you uncover one of these appearance based thoughts, spend a few moments considering how you would think from Christ consciousness – an awareness of complete provision, unlimited supply, infinite love, unending joy, absolute peace – pure perfection. Then replace that old judgment with the new Christ conscious thought.
And that’s how you add to your Faith consciously.
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