We must realise that the ONLY thing God responds to is our faith in His Word! He is the faith God and ONLY faith pleases Him.
Hebrews 11:6 Amplified Bible But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].
Because God is a faith God, His Word is a faith word, so that is what satisfies Him. He says in Jeremiah 1:12 Amplified Bible Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over my Word to perform it.
He is watching over His Word in our lives to perform it or make it real and effective when we operate in faith. We should be aware that God uses OUR FAITH to fulfill His purposes in our lives! Did you get the strength of that statement? God wants to bless us, but most times He can't because we are too busy worrying about our problems instead of operating in the faith that pleases and releases His hand to bless us.
Hebrews 11:1 Amplified Bible NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].
The very foundation of our whole Christian experience is based on what Jesus accomplished for us by taking our place at Calvary. He achieved a salvation that not only delivers the whole man from the power of the devil but keeps him free from all that the devil can do as man walks in the spirit by faith.
Faith does not deny the existence of the negative, but rather chooses to look to the positive and then gives substance and evidence to it through The Word of God. Faith then permits us to call those things that are not as though they were.
Romans 4:17 As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations, before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
The enemies to your faith are unbelief, fear and doubt; all of which are negative. But The Word of God is positive and gives the evidence to the things you hope for. Paul The Apostle, who wrote almost all the Epistles in the New Testament said some very interesting things in those letters to the Churches.
In 2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
His senses showed Paul that he had nothing, yet by faith he was able to call the things that were not as though they were; and he could say having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
He said As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing.
He said As poor, yet making many rich.
Paul was not denying he had nothing, or denying he was sorrowful, but he chose to say what he believed by faith. That is, that he was always rejoicing and that he had possession of everything he needed.
That should be our pattern too.