Have Faith by G. Mosko


"I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions." [Hebrews 11:32-33]
Everyone that was mentioned in this verse all had one thing in common. They all had faith. What resulted from their faith? Kingdoms were conquered and they got what they asked for! That resulted from the power of faith. I know, having faith is basically the same thing as believing. But are you really truly believing? 
Sometimes there will be circumstances where we think we have faith but it's not really the true faith. This is called your head faith.  Imagine a duck in the middle of the road struggling to walk and you stop your car in front of it. Do you get out and help the duck or do you run straight over it because your head faith instinct was that it was meant to die if it was already struggling? Why not end it's life now.  It seems silly but head faith is silly. It does nothing for your good.  You can easily and most of the time distinguish what type of faith you have at the moment by asking yourself, 'Is this what God would want'. It's short but works tremendously.
Faith comes by hearing the Word, the Word of God. [Romans 10:17]
Having faith in any and/or all circumstances is very important. Just because you have faith in one circumstance, doesn't mean you shouldn't have faith in another one.