Faith

Well we've just started a new month and this is when I write a little something for what's been on my mind lately and this time the topic is faith. Let me start off with giving the dictionary definition of faith. Merriam Webster's simple definition says, "strong belief or trust in someone or something." Often we hear the famous bible verses that talk about faith. "Faith without works is dead" or another one, "you of little faith." What are your first thoughts when you hear the word faith? Maybe it's one of the Oxford Dictionary's definitions that say, "A particular religion." If you have a moment, let me give you some of my thoughts. In short I could say that Christianity is my faith but to me, as a believer in Jesus Christ, it is so much more than that. To me Christianity is not just my religion of choice. I truly believe and have faith that He died and rose again. I have faith that the bible is true and accurate. I have faith that God will continue to sustain and provide for me. The list could go on... The one other thing about faith that has been on my mind this past month is the matter of a strong faith versus a weak faith or maybe better said, an actual faith as opposed to a false faith. You see, sometimes I encounter a faith that makes me question whether or not it's real. I believe someone could have only a display of faith in a certain area that is just a pseudo faith as a means to an end. False faith. I think one can have a dependent faith that hinges on peer pressure or popular trends. Weak faith. If you base your faith on another humans beliefs or if you require a good role model to actually live out your faith then how strong is your faith?