Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2
Author and Perfecter
Leader and Source
Author and Finisher
Pioneer and Protector
Initiator and Completer
Originator and Perfecter
There are several similar translations about Jesus' role in our faith, as seen above.
No matter how hard we try to have faith, it is evident faith comes from, through, and to Him.
"Did Christ finish His work for us? Then there can be no doubt, but He will also finish His work in us" John Flavel.
He who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7
The longer I walk, I see that my part is the walk. I am walking out the faith He has given me as He lives His life through me.
Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations and exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10
How have you seen faith as a struggle?
What difference does it make when you realize God works in you to will and do of His good pleasure?
What does your life look like when you allow Jesus to walk your walk?
Lord, may we see Your beauty in our lives. Reveal our uniqueness and how You reveal Yourself to others through our uniqueness. May we never question another's role in Your kingdom. It is Your faith You have given to them and us. Amen