How To Live Out Your Christian Faith

John Nov 27, 2022
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Table of Contents
  1. Christians are people who believe:
  2. Howtoapply faith to all aspects ofyour life
    1. Your Finances
    2. Your Relationships
    3. Your health and life
  3. How does one live out their faith genuinely?
  4. Related Articles

What is faith? According to Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” That’s the definition of faith. Knowing what faith is is one thing. Having faith and putting it to work, however, is something else. Today, I’m here to tell you that if you claim to have faith but don’t use it in your life, you’re lying. It may be harsh, but it’s true. Keep reading to learn how to live out your Christian faith, and what that may look like for you.

Is a person who has the knowledge and qualifications to practice medicine but doesn’t treat patients and refuses even to assist those in immediate danger still a doctor? No, of course not. Such a person is merely someone with knowledge and potential—or, more precisely, wasted knowledge and potential. The same principle applies to those who claim to be Christians but do not live by faith.

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Christians are people who believe:

  1. God is the only and almighty creator of the universe.

  2. Jesus’ death on the cross was done out of love for humanity (John 3:16). 

  3. When we accept Jesus as our savior, the Holy Spirit’s presence within us becomes active (Acts 2:37-38). 

  4. The Bible teaches that God directs them to live their lives. 

  5. God promises to provide, comfort, protect, lead, and guide them in all aspects of life.

Do you think you can tick off any of those boxes? I’m not saying you will never have doubts, feel frightened, or press the panic button and attempt to do things your way. God created us and knows us intimately, so he expects us to act the same way. Just as we expect our children to make mistakes now and then.

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How to apply faith to all aspects of your life

Your Finances

It’s true, as they say, that your life story is told by where you spend your money. Live by faith and tithe before you spend anything. Even when you don’t think you can, faith says you can.

It’s possible to live out your faith through your money by donating more than your tithe and trusting God to expand your money if you want to become a one-income family so that Mom can stay at home, downsizing your house and other luxuries so that you may give/serve, and heeding God’s plea to relocate, open your own business, or work less so that you may spend more time with your family.

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Your Relationships

There are so many instances when faith in action has taken place in my life and that of others when it comes to relationships. The Bible is brimming with examples of this (Shunamite widow, Job, Hannah, Mary, Elijah, Peter, and Paul, and countless others).

During a two-and-a-half-year-long period of angry silence, two people I cared about dearly got into a bitter argument. I begged God for the right words and opportunities to repair the situation, but nothing happened. One day as I prayed, God said to me, “This is not for you to repair; if you have enough faith, I will do it for you.”

From then on, I stopped fretting about what had happened. It still hurt me to observe, but I understood it wouldn’t always be like that. A year later, one of the parties involved decided that the pain of losing the relationship wasn’t worth it, and he wasn’t in harmony with God if he didn’t forgive and move forward.

I am happy for the two of them today, because I got out of God’s way and trusted Him to do His will, and they are both in a great place full of peace and love in their relationship.

There are cases where a relationship cannot be salvaged; I acknowledge that. However, I also think that there are cases where a relationship should not be salvaged. When you are involved with someone who is abusive, you should leave. That is where living according to your faith comes in.

Living out your faith when it comes to relationships is:

  1. Removing yourself from the people you rely on in order to rely on God instead (putting your faith and trust in God first rather than others.) 

  2. Leaving an abusive relationship and relying on God to protect and provide for you. 

  3. Asking God for the faith needed to forgive the deceptions of a spouse, parent, child, or friend if you want to build the relationship. 

  4. Standing up for God in faith that He will defend you. 

  5. Even if God’s plan is not yours, He will do what’s best for you and your family and you only need to have the faith that He is in control.

Your health and life

Living by faith is where the “rubber meets the road.” This is where it gets personal.

Living your everyday life in such a way that you apply your faith to every situation and circumstance should become a character rather than a habit, for example when you’ve tried every other alternative.

How does one live out their faith genuinely?

  1. Praying and regularly talking to God about your decisions will increase your faith. 

  2. If you ask, you will receive what you need, so ask Him for what you need. 

  3. Prayer is the best way to increase your faith if you don’t act on your own, but await God’s answers. 

  4. God answers and provides the correct path, but He won’t force you to travel it. 

  5. Even if you don’t understand His timing or agree with it, remember that He always has your best interests at heart. Be patient and wait on Him.

Faith may technically be a noun, but in reality it is a verb. This is your call to action to live out your faith with trust that God loves you and will take care of you.

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Table of Contents
  1. Christians are people who believe:
  2. Howtoapply faith to all aspects ofyour life
    1. Your Finances
    2. Your Relationships
    3. Your health and life
  3. How does one live out their faith genuinely?
  4. Related Articles