America’s Declaration of Independence is as much a declaration of dependence on Divine Providence. So, we must always declare our dependency on the one true and living God, the Father Almighty, and the Sovereign King. Then how can we do that?
It is through “faith.” When I meditated on a Bible verse “Without faith it is impossible to please God,” a thought came into my mind that the negative is often the simplest way of suggesting the positive.
If it is impossible to please God without faith, the opposite is also true that faith is what pleases God. If I am warned that without faith it is impossible to please God, I can infer that with faith it is possible to please God. So, I would like to clarify what ‘‘faith” means to live by faith on a daily basis. It can be summarized with an acrostic, FAITH.
Familiarize God and His Word
I believe that the first thing in faith is knowledge. A man cannot believe what he/she does not know. Besides, he/she must also agree with what he/she knows. So, in order to act on faith, it is necessary that I should not only read the Scriptures and understand them, but also receive them in my soul as being the very truth of the living God.