This idea goes hand and hand with 2 John in the Bible. John is giving a powerful message that warns us not fall for false teachings. Believing false teaching can disconnect us from God just like sin can.
I was challenged to understand the true concept of faith and how we actually have true faithfulness in God.
Many believe, including me at one time, that if we really want God to enter our heart and really want to follow Him, we pray that God would give us Faith in him. We do understand how important faith is so we pray, “oh God Please, give me complete faith in you, so that I can follow you in your ways and be completely devoted to you.” Sound familiar?
This idea basically meaning that it is God that draws us, or entices us to Him. It is God’s responsibility to give us faith once we pray for it.
The study of Christian Theology is to find the true meaning of the Bible. The best we can understand it from God’s point of view. I was challenged on the idea that I’m drawn to faith. This word is used in a few places in the Bible, specifically in Acts 20:30 when it comes to faith. What is the meaning of this word to be “drawn” to?
I was very much convicted while listening to a sermon to look at the true interpretation of being drawn to faith. It’s not God’s job to give us faith. It is only by getting to a point in your life that we are so pressed, the only thing left for us to do is open your heart and allow Him to work a faithful spirit in us.
We are not drawn to faith, we are compelled to faith, which is different. Compelled is strong and more intentional. Compelled is a closer interpretation of this word when it looked at in its original Greek meaning. There is more of a sense of this is something I have to do and this is only something that happens when we desire that relationship with Him. Everyone, we all are compelled to know Him. To know Him is the only way to have faith. See the difference?
We have to pray that God enters our heart, make us right through Him, and he’ll do the rest. We are not magically drawn to faith, but it is something we are compelled too and once we realize who directs our lives and understand it is His plan, only then do we have true faith. With this kind of faith, even during the hard times, your faith in Him will be solid and you wont ask “why is this happening to me”. You will be comforted knowing God’s in control. It’s His design. That’s true faith. This is the type of faith God has in us.
How do you know we are right with God? His spirit will live inside us. We will know and feel the difference. Having true faith will always amazes us about how great God really is.