Faith..pistis in Greek..means trustworthiness, faithfulness, honesty, trust in others, persuasion of a thing, confidence, assurance.
Suppose you tell a friend that you have faith in her. What does that mean? It means two things. First, you are sure the person you are talking to actually exists. And second, you are convinced she is trustworthy; you can believe what she says and trust in her character. ~ Michael Ramsden, RZIM
Mmmmm…savor that for a moment…a trustworthy God that actually exists!
While faith is a fruit of the Spirit – Galatians 5:22-23(AMP) – But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness(benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [[a]that can bring a charge] – it is not “blind” and is not passive. It is active and needs to be developed..Romans 10:17(ESV) So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ
Romans1:17(AMP) For in the Gospel a righteousness which God ascribes is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed through the way of faith that arouses to more faith]. As it is written, The man who through faith is just and upright shall live and shall live by faith.
Faith builds upon itself and…Remember…it doesn’t take much to get started!