THE THREE ESSENTIAL DIMENSIONS OF FAITH
Faith is a way of life and it is about completely believing and trusting God and all of His plans for us. Faith is vitally essential in our Christian life because it encompasses every part of an individual; his/her mind, will and heart.
1. Believing (Mind)
The first dimension of faith is the most basic one and this includes recognizing the truth about Jesus Christ and his own teachings to His people. We believe that Jesus Christ is the one chosen by God to save and delivered mankind from its sins. Subsequently, this dimension of faith entails us to deepen our personal knowledge and understanding of Him and his teachings to us.
2. Doing (Will)
Faith is not only knowing but also doing our mission which is to follow, love and serve God and our neighbors. The second dimension refers to our actions in what we uphold in our faith and our need for Christ’s spirit in actualizing our faith. It is our commitment to obey what God has in store for us. Also, we must commit ourselves and exemplify the value of justice, love and stewardship because this is our calling from God and it is the application of our faith into real life situations.
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Faith is allowing and trusting God’s hands to take care of our lives. A perfect example of this is when Abraham obeyed God’s command and left everything behind to transfer for a foreign land. This dimension of faith not only comes from the mind and will but most especially it comes from the heart. It is a genuine connection between God and an individual through prayer and