AOL Mail - ONE of the most important fruits of the spirit is the one about faith. Hebrews 11:1 is called the faith chapter. Also known as the Hall of Faith. The first verse tells us what Faith means. I love this verse. It's one of my favorites.
"FAITH- Is the substance of things unseen, the hope of things to be done as if they are and will be done."
Galatians 5:23 also tells us faith is one of the fruits of the spirit.
Faith is such a great word. More than that it is a feeling and belief in things to be done. Believing in someone other than our self to do what they will do. Like a promise kept. Faith in friends or other people is also good thing for we need friends in our lives. We can take a great value in friends.
We are all human. We have that uncanny knack of not living up to other people's expectations. Being human that is a fault in us, mortal though we are, full of faults and defects because that is our nature. We have the power to overcome that defect if we choose to.
Animals like dogs look to us for companionship. Their devotion is a good example of faith. The trust they have in us never wavers unless we fail to live up to their needs. Even though they are disappointed in us when we falter for whatever reason. Faith is restored once we live up to the needs they depend on us for.
I like to study the fruits of the spirit. We can learn all we need to know if we search for those things God has set before us. Nothing is ever out of reach with God. Our Heavenly Father never fails to supply our needs in any and all situations. All we need to do is believe in Him and He will do the rest. It all starts by being able to forgive. Accept Jesus free gift of forgiveness and all the rest will fall into place as we continue to search for him with open hearts and minds willing to believe and be faithful to all he has promised.
Faith. The foundation of all that we believe.