Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those that earnestly seek Him.
Emunah is Hebrew for faith. In the Hebrew language emunah also includes the meaning of the words faithfulness, trust, reliability, steadiness, firmness and support.
Biblical faith is a living faith. It is a lifestyle choice that declares with no uncertainty that; “It is with confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see.” Hebrews 11:1(NLT)
There are 6 components to our faith and each of them helps us to move forward in our relationship with our God. They enable us to live and walk in the kingdom of God in the here and now while on this little planet called earth.
1) Faith Sees 4) Faith Stands
2) Faith Speaks 5) Faith Rejoices
3) Faith Acts 6) Faith Receives
It is through our faith that we are changed by the Holy Spirit. As we are changed we learn how to live our life God’s way instead of living to serve ourself and our own need for self-gratification. As our self-seeking slips away we are drawn more to the persons of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, than we are to the benefits of walking in the ways of God along the ancient paths.
For many of us, it seems that in our early walk as Christians living life in a way that honors God and our fellow man is done in our own strength and is the duty of being a Christian. Our faith and trust in God grow best when we are getting to know Him, not just "about" Him.
As our relationship with our God grows, living life God's way becomes our response to Him. We are more and more entering into the "rest" that Jesus gives us through the strength and power of the Holy Spirit. This is the same Spirit that lives in each of us as a seal of sonship, the guarantee of God, the Father, completing the good work He has begun in us.