What Is Faith Part 2

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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12 comments… add one
  • Mahendra kumar Oct 2, 2013, 2:21 am

    I understood that what i am today is because of my thought patterns. I should not be judgemental based on appearances. I should form opinion according to virtues. Negative thoughts be avoided and positive thoughts be imbibed. If any thing happenings otherwise i should think it is god wish and some thing better will follow.

  • Robert Oct 6, 2013, 8:09 pm

    Mahendra,

    You’ve summed it up quite nicely!

    Blessings,

    Robert

  • Tim Nov 13, 2014, 11:57 pm

    I have never thought of Faith along this context, yet this makes absolute sense. I have a lot of work to do, and came upon this site through utter despair. I have known, through a small voice inside which I didn’t heed, that it is very important to ‘monitor’ what we allow to enter from the outside. For me, media- both network and social- have been very defeating to my Faith.
    So, here I am, and am rather excited about all the work I need to do- even at my age!… Hopefully, a new era of gratitude has arrived in my life.
    Thank-you, Robert.

  • Robert Nov 14, 2014, 6:27 am

    Tim,

    I love it when people get it like you have.

    The timing is always right.

    Blessings,

    Robert

  • Barbara May 16, 2015, 5:36 pm

    Robert,i am so excited after reading this. I do not know how i came upon it today,however i am so greatful that i did. so much so i am overflowing with joy. I am taking notes to share with my daughter whom i often talk about “Faith”with. I have my notebook on hand and am taking notes as i go along. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with me. I will be eternal greatful that you have. It is my prayer thet the presence and favor of God be in and with you from this day forward. Enjoy your day Sir,Barbara.

  • Robert May 30, 2015, 11:09 am

    Hi Barbara,

    Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings to you and your daughter.

    Robert

  • Paul Apr 1, 2017, 4:36 pm

    All is good anDandy and sounds good but here’s my delema with this whole concept: If I live according to my faith and believe that certain things will happen (Nothing extrodinary,just everyday life) and it do not come to pass or happen then i’m told it’s not the will of God, So my question is how do you “Sync” the will of God with “So-called” faith that it makes sense in terms of once faith and the will of God?
    Please e-mail me with some kind of explanation as I am really having a HUGE problem with these concepts.

  • Robert Apr 1, 2017, 10:58 pm

    Have you read my article on God’s will? It’s here: http://www.bestillknowgod.com/gods-will/

    You’re setting up for yourself a no-win situation if you’re projecting some sort of will of God upon your life circumstances while believing certain things will happen.

    When people are telling you what God’s will is, they don’t have a clue. Trust me. They’re just parroting whatever belief system they’ve chosen. It’s their choice, they’ve chosen what God’s Will means to them, and they’re handing that to you. Are you going to choose it? Or… choose some other version of God’s will? Your choice.

    Either way, please read http://www.bestillknowgod.com/gods-will/. It’ll give you a little different perspective from which to view your situation.

    Blessings,

    Robert

  • Laurie Apr 14, 2017, 11:09 am

    Thank you very much. I’ve been very disturbed over a situation and I prayed this morning for help. Not sure how I found your website. It is the help I needed.

  • Robert Apr 14, 2017, 12:29 pm

    Hi Laurie!

    Thanks for sharing that!

    It really is amazing where help comes from if we are only willing to receive it!

    Blessings,

    Robert

  • Conceição Dias May 4, 2017, 7:14 am

    Hello Robert,

    I,m a bit confused, should or shouldn´t we ask for God´s help. or even for a miracle, in our earthly struggles? Or are we supposed to just accept that what is is and once we do that we´ll attain a state of peace even though we´re struggling to just survive physically.

    Could you give me some insight on this?

    Thankyou
    Conceição

  • Robert May 4, 2017, 8:27 am

    Conceição,

    Thanks for your question.

    We’re told to “Ask believing”, right?

    And also “According to your faith…”

    There’s nothing wrong with asking God for help or even a miracle…but…we usually believe that miracles are rare, and seldom occur, right?

    So if we ask for a miracle while believing that miracles seldom occur, what is our faith saying about miracles? Deep within our souls we’re saying “I’m going to ask for this miracle but it’s probably not gonna happen”.

    That’s what we need to be aware of. That deep, internal and sometimes unconscious belief that will actually define what comes to us.

    We simply cannot receive what we cannot believe.

    Make sense?

    Blessings,

    Robert

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