The five senses of sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste are absolutely incredible. The intelligent, intricate design and functionality of the eyes, ears, nose, nerves, and taste buds allows us to experience all the richness that life offers. Still, there is another sense – a reality for some, but unknown to many – that brings with it a heightened awareness, not only of these five senses, but also understanding and knowledge to give unparalleled meaning to our existence here on earth.
This sixth sense is faith.
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1
So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ. Romans 10:17
The Good News about Christ is this: Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead.
Faith is what opens, unleashes, and awakens the Fear of GOD inside of us. Fear of GOD is not being frightened of GOD, but rather living with a holy reverence and awe of Him.
Faith creates a Fear of GOD which:
Acknowledges GOD as GOD, believing that Yahweh – The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit is the One and Only, True and Triune GOD of this universe;
Attributes life itself and all that is good in life to GOD;
Admits dependence upon GOD for everything needed in life – how He is the provider of water, food, clothes, and shelter, and the protector from satan, his demons, and all evil;
Accepts that GOD is sovereign and can be trusted in everything – that life and death are in His hands…that He knows all of our pains and problems, trials and troubles, stressors and struggles…that He cares, and He is here to help us through them;
Adores GOD through worship, thanksgiving, and praise.
Faith is the crucial element that has the ability to change every aspect in us – our attitude, our outlook, and our ability to truly sense the world around us. Faith allows us to see more clearly, to hear more keenly, to smell more distinctively, to touch more precisely, and to taste more fully.
Our planet is full of doubters, skeptics, and mockers who refuse to take GOD at His Word and employ their faith Him. Thus, they remain stuck inside a futile dimension of life that is limp, limiting, legalistic, and leading to nowhere but the grave.
Exercise the faith within you today and find out the difference CHRIST makes in you!