The Spiritual Gift of Faith Defined
to be firmly persuaded of God’s power and promises to accomplish His will and purpose and to display such a confidence in Him and His Word that circumstances and obstacles do not shake that conviction
Servant #1: She was a missionary who wasn’t afraid to put herself in the line of fire for Christ, wholeheartedly believing in His ability to use her regardless of her circumstances. People saw her as an example of faith.
Servant #2: He was a pastor who prayed fervently, never wavering or doubting God to come through. Others turned to him when they needed a faithful prayer warrior.
Servant #3: She was a Bible teacher who experienced many setbacks in life yet kept her eyes on the Lord. She inspired others to trust God in their circumstances as well.
Each of these servants had other gifts but the spiritual gift of faith seemed to permeate all they did. Not every missionary intentionally opens themselves up to persecution. Not all pastors have a good prayer life, albeit a dynamic one. Not all Bible teachers’ lives inspire others.
Lessons to Learn:
Certain spiritual gifts, like faith, knowledge, and wisdom, rarely seem to be stand-alone gifts in people. They tend to compliment or supplement or even help define how the other gifts are used. People with the gift of faith are not afraid to live on the edge in their ministries. They often find themselves turning to God in prayer. And, all their life activities, not just their ministry efforts, tend to be characterized by a deep-rooted dependency on God and expectancy in what He will do.