In Ephesians 2:8-9 we find, ‘For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
We can see right here that faith is a gift of God. Faith is a gift from God. He gives us faith. Faith is not something that we tell ourselves over and over again until we convince ourselves it is true.
The faith that it takes to believe Him and believe in Him for salvation and for spiritual life as a believer is not something we work up or conjure up by our own will power. If it was, we could take some credit.
That’s why Paul reminds us in Ephesians 2:9, that it is “not of works, lest anyone should boast.” If faith is something we produced, that would change the whole landscape. But, it is a gift from God and it is something He gives us by His own free will and accord.
Tomorrow we will see that we can actually build on and increase the faith we have. I hope you will come back for that installment.