Distinguish Faith From Presumption
Faith is a gift to be exercised. It is the basis of accomplishing great and mighty things for God’s kingdom. In the Scriptures, we read of the heroes of faith who subdued kingdoms, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, and accomplished many other marvelous achievements for God’s glory. (See Hebrews 11.)
Faith involves hearing the Word of God with our spiritual ears and acting upon it. Faith is not a “blind leap in the dark.” It is a confident assurance of God’s will based on His promises, which are so certain that waiting on them is not discouraging, and acting upon them is natural. Jesus told His disciples to “have faith in God” (Mark 11:22), and then He commanded:
“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mark 11:24).