SIMON Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:1 KJV)
Peter reminded the Christians that they had obtained the same kind of faith the apostles and other Jewish Christians had obtained from God. This is an intriguing revelation about our faith.
The believers have obtained faith from God. This implies faith is something tangible which God gives to His people. As a believer in Christ, you have already obtained faith from God. If you are wondering how this happened, the proof is that you are saved! Faith is required for anyone to be saved. When you heard the Gospel, the Spirit of the Lord imparted faith into your heart for you to believe and be saved. As you can imagine, that faith did not leave you after you received salvation. You need to cultivate and groom it to grow.
From a practical perspective, the impartation of faith means when someone hears the Gospel, the Spirit of God works on their hearts and imparts to them first the understanding to acknowledge that Christ is truly the Saviour and then the capacity to accept it as true. No ordinary human being by themselves can accept that Jesus is the Son of God or Savior unless the Spirit of God works on their hearts.
He has already worked on your heart. Continue to allow Him do His work to accept everything He has spoken about you.
What does the impartation of faith mean from a practical perspective? What is the proof in your life that you have already received this impartation of faith from the Spirit?
APPLY THE WORD
First, recognize and acknowledge that the Spirit has already worked on your heart to believe God. In fact, that is the reason why you are called a believer! It takes the Spirit to believe! He now wants you to groom that faith to grow and put it to work.
Ask the Spirit to help you grow your faith as you allow Him to work on your heart.