“Faith isn’t an amorphous concept or feeling you find in a faraway land. Nor is it merely an inclination. Kingdom faith means being absolutely sure of the things for which you hope. . . . This connection gives you the motivation and strength to endure when life becomes difficult. It gives you the hope to hang on to when sacrifices come into play with the pressures of a pagan worldly culture.”- Dr. Tony Evans
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”- Hebrews 11:1 (ESV)
Dr. Tony Evans concludes Chapter 1 of Kingdom Heroes with a request for you to ask yourself this foundational question: Am I living by faith? Because it’s possible to reach God’s destiny for you. But only if you make the pursuit of increasing the level of faith you put into action your highest priority. Not simply settling for learning about other people who lived their faith well.
Hence, Dr. Evans defines a kingdom hero as a committed Christian who perseveres by faith in order to experience victory and divine approval. Above all, Dr. Evans counsels, faith carries as much meaning as the substance to which it is attached. Therefore, faith in a bad or unreliable substance fails to produce anything. Think Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus. Consequently, the author states:
“Adults place faith in unreal concepts as well. It’s just that, by and large, no one follows through on their misplaced faith, and many of them discover that life can come with significant disappointment. . . . Thus, if you want to grow your faith, you don’t need to go faith-hunting. Rather, you need to focus on a better substance in which to place your faith. Make sure the substance is solid and real. Make sure your faith is in God and in Him alone.
In conclusion, Dr. Evans underscores, God never sets a time limit on faith. As a result, it’s never too late to honor God through a lifestyle of faith. To live as a kingdom hero yourself. Something our world desperately needs.
Today’s question: Do you agree with Dr. Evans’ definition of kingdom faith? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Choose to honor God – worship”