What Is Faith?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always struggled a little with the whole concept of faith.

We’re told that we must have faith. (Without faith it is impossible to please God…) We’ve heard of weak faith and a lack of faith. We’re told that we need to have more faith but how? Where does it come from? How do you get it? And if you have a little, how do you get more?

If this has confused you like it has me, read on, because I’ve finally gained clarity around this issue of faith!

Here’s the deal: You can’t get more faith. You have all the faith you need. Faith is one of your faculties like Strength, Love and Wisdom and it just needs to be exercised.

Faith is your consciousness. The endless stream of thoughts that flood your mind day in and day out come from your Faith faculty. You might think of Faith as your habitual way of thinking or a stream of thoughts.

If you will notice those thoughts, you will find that your life is an objectified reflection of that stream of thought.

Hebrews 11:1 states: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

What you choose to allow to flow in the stream of thought manifests as your substance or your life experience.

Your stream of thought really indicates what you believe in. Your experience and what manifests in your life is a product of that thought stream, therefore faith is the substance of what you hope.

As your faith becomes aware of the Christ consciousness and deeper truth, you can allow greater thoughts into the stream because Christ consciousness is the awareness that with God, nothing is impossible. Christ consciousness knows “Ask and it will be given, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened”. Christ awareness knows “It is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom”. Christ consciousness acknowledges “Anything you ask in my name believing it will be done”.

Observe your thoughts. Are they in alignment with Christ consciousness?

It’s quite easy to tell. Any thought that is in agreement with the idea of God providing all you could ever ask or think is in alignment with Christ consciousness.

Any thought that is rooted in scarcity, lack, limitation, doubt or fear, is not of God, nor is it in alignment with Christ consciousness.

So what do you do with those limiting thoughts?

First of all, recognize that your habitual way of thinking is your Faith. And YOU get to choose what it is!!!

This is important. You say you believe in God, you say that you believe in God’s provision, God’s will for your life, God answering prayers, and so on. But never mind what you say. Notice that stream of thoughts.

If you’re noticing thoughts of doubt that God will provide, that he’ll answer your prayers, that you’ll ever know God’s will for your life, – that’s your Faith.

Choose now what your Faith is. Do you really want to have great Faith?

You see, great Faith is Faith that has come into awareness of Christ consciousness. It is Faith that is taking on the thought stream of Christ consciousness.

When Jesus said follow me, he meant that we should be like him. Like him in Faith. Like him in Christ consciousness. Your habitual way of thinking, your thought stream should be a stream of Christ thoughts.

That’s something that anyone can do if they so choose.

A great place to start might be to just consider some of the promises of God that I’ve already mentioned here.

Compare your current thought stream to how it would be if you really believed those promises. If you really believed that God would give you the kingdom, would you doubt that God would speak to you? Provide for you? NO!

If you really believed God would provide, would you doubt you’d ever find a better job? A soul mate? NO!

Observe your thought stream. That is your Faith. According to your Faith be it unto you. As a man thinketh so is he.

You cannot receive or achieve anything beyond or outside your Faith.

If you’re unhappy with your relationship with God, stop thinking about being unworthy of hearing God’s voice. Stop thinking “I’m just a terrible sinner who deserves eternal damnation”. Stop thinking about dying and going to hell. Stop thinking that you have no idea how to connect with or please God. Stop thinking that you don’t have enough Faith.

These thoughts are your Faith and become your reality.

If you’re dissatisfied with your relationships, stop thinking that you’ll never find the right person. Stop thinking “I’m unlovable”. Stop thinking that no one is good enough, right enough, kind enough or crazy enough to marry you. Stop thinking about having no friends, always having abusive relationships and people always taking advantage of you.

These thoughts are your Faith and define your relationships.

If you’re hating your job, stop thinking about how bad it is. Stop thinking that you’re boss is a jerk. Stop thinking that you have no options. Stop thinking that the company is just a bad place to work. Stop thinking that no one else is hiring. Stop thinking that “I’m not smart enough, educated enough, to find a new job”.

These thoughts are your Faith around your job and according to your Faith, so it is.

If you’re distressed about your finances, stop thinking about lacking money. Stop thinking about debt. Stop thinking that you’ll never have enough money. Stop thinking that your paycheck is pathetic. Stop thinking that your bills are always more than your income. Stop thinking “Money doesn’t grow on trees”. Stop thinking rich people are bad or have gotten their money unethically.

These thoughts are your Faith about your finances and therefore your bank account reflects shortage, lack and scarcity.

If your health is failing, stop thinking about being sick. Stop thinking about all what type of disease that new pain might be. Stop thinking that you might have cancer or any other illness. Stop thinking that “It’s tough to get old”. Stop thinking that the body ages and falls apart and that sickness is the norm.

These thoughts in your stream are your Faith and become your experience.

By now you’ve got the picture and you’ve probably realized some of the thoughts you have and the effect your Faith is having in your life.

Does this resonate with you?

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12 comments… add one
  • Jeanie King Jun 10, 2013, 8:14 pm

    Robert.. Your thoughts on faith are so well-stated and remind me of the book “Super Beings” by John Randolph Price whose work shows that we participate in directing the Flow of God Thought at all times. Many people are taught through religious organizations that “God is out there somewhere and we are here struggling to understand or be worthy.” Price, and you, of course, explain that we are products of God…Children of God, as the Bible states, and we are continually flowing thoughts, beliefs, words and actions, which result in our outcomes. I, as many people, am a parent and while I like to believe I did a good job, there are many ways I fell short, however, there was not a day that I woke and thought, “I wonder how I can confuse my son or screw up his life, just for fun.” If we accept that God is the Source of our lives (aka our Father/Mother/Creator) , then it follows that everything God desires for us is…(gasp) Good!!! Thank you for your detailed, encouraging and cogent look into our part in directing our beliefs -known as our faith. It truly is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things yet to come.” Interestingly, the word substance is derived from the Latin “substare” which means to Stand Under or to create a foundation…which is real.

    with gratitude, Jeanie

  • Robert Jun 11, 2013, 2:10 pm

    Jeanie,

    Well, I try to state my thoughts well and sometimes it’s difficult to express these ideas with words.

    “The Superbeings” by John Randolph Price is an awesome book and helped me immensely in gaining clarity around the concept of Faith.

    If you’re reading this comment and haven’t read John’s book, please get it if you feel any inclination whatsoever. Truly you will not be disappointed!

    Read my review here: The Superbeings

    Blessings,

    Robert

  • Caroline Jun 12, 2013, 9:46 pm

    This is FANTASTIC! I cant wait to read Part Two!
    Wow, right on the nail, Robert!

  • Danielle Jun 13, 2013, 5:35 pm

    This is an eye opener for me. So simple yet so easy to align with! I can see me now.
    Thanks.

  • Robert Jun 13, 2013, 6:38 pm

    Danielle,

    That’s awesome! One of the amazing things about Truth is it’s simplicity!

    Blessings,

    Robert

  • Roopali Gaurav Khanna Jun 30, 2013, 1:45 am

    Wnevr m in doubt….ur articles gv me a positive drive…

  • Robert Jun 30, 2013, 12:16 pm

    Thanks!

    Your feedback encourages me!

    Blessings,

    Robert

  • Jill Aug 21, 2013, 11:05 pm

    Nice to see this so clearly. I have been struggling for so long and I feel as if you were reading my thoughts. Thank you!

  • Robert Aug 22, 2013, 12:10 am

    Thanks Jill,

    I’m convinced there are millions of us out there having the same thoughts! We are truly one.

    Blessings,

    Robert

  • Scott Oct 6, 2013, 8:40 pm

    Thank you for saying it straight and clear to the point.
    This was exactly what I needed at this exact moment.

  • Robert Oct 6, 2013, 9:15 pm

    Hi Scott,

    Glad the message served you.

    Blessings,

    Robert

  • Ralph Nov 1, 2015, 1:43 am

    Robert Thank you for writing about faith I had a hard time understanding about that and now I understand what you mean. May God bless you and continue doing what you do. Amen

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