“For we which have believed do enter into rest” (Heb. 4:3 KJV)
There are tangible proofs that you can look for to tell if you have truly believed God’s Word or not. Faith is not just a mental activity. It is an activity that originates from within the spirit of man and of course operates in his mind. It is very easy for believers to assume they have believed God’s Word, when what they are calling faith is actually nothing more than religious talk or “mental faith.”
From Hebrews 4:3, one of the evidences you can look for to tell you that your heart has truly believed God is rest. When you believe, you enter into God’s rest. You cease to fret around and be restless or anxious. In fact, anxiety or constant uncontrollable worry over a situation is one solid proof to you that you have truly not believed God as you thought you might have.
Another solid proof to look for in your life as an evidence that you have believed God is “joy unspeakable and full of glory” (1 Pet. 1:8) and thankfulness to God (Rom. 4:20). These are not virtues that you can willfully produce in your heart. When your heart truly believes God, rest, joy, and thankfulness will spring forth of themselves like the earth that produces a plant from a seed that is sown in it without you knowing how it even happened.
If you find that you do not truly believe God, do not freak out. Just feed your spirit with the Word and faith will rise until you run out of storage space for it!
What does it mean to believe? Declare that “I am a child of Abraham and therefore born with an ability to believe God.”
APPLY THE WORD
Are you believing God for something? First, check to see if what you are calling faith is true faith by using the simple tests above.
Thank the Lord for the gift of faith. Pray that your faith will grow stronger and stronger each day.
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