Do you really need faith?
It’s easy for us to go through most of life without having to exercise much faith. Yes, you have to have faith for salvation. But once you’re “saved,” do you really have to rely on faith?
Todd says that this phrase is redundant. He quotes James to remind me that faith without works is dead. But the reality for most of us is we spend most of the time relying on our own wits and smarts.
Todd tells how he had to trust in God while he was looking for a new job. He had to remind himself to let go, stop worrying, and trust that God was taking care of him.
Aaron asks about the people with no faith, even those who don’t follow Jesus, who have things work out well for them. What difference does faith make?
When I started my business, my wife and I leaned on our faith. We prayed and work came in. That was our plan. And our business grew. But we got lazy after years of business success. I didn’t have to have faith when work was rolling in.
How do we walk by faith?
I’m looking for ways to challenge myself to listen to the Holy Spirit and step out in faith.
Faith isn’t just hoping for the best. It’s expecting that what I pray for will happen.
Todd wrapped up the episode with a meme from the 70s: Keep on Truckin’. Faith is trusting in Jesus whether we get a miracle or not. We love to tell how Jesus came through at the last minute. But the times we crash and burn are part of our walk of faith too. Functional faith means we “Keep on Truckin'”.