BY Kasanya Chavula
Different people groups are defined by the culture that they associate with. The culture of people determines how people will behave. The simple definition of what culture is, can be defined as, the idea, customs and social behavior of a particular group of people. So in order to determine if one is a Christian certain behaviors are to be eminent. One of the characteristics that are present in a Christian culture is faith.
The bible says, it is impossible to please God without faith. And the bible further says that “he is the rewarder of them that diligently seek him. So then what is faith? Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.
Because faith is a culture that one speaks what one sees with the spiritual eyes as being present and the thing later manifests then it is safe to say that the Christian culture is a walk of faith. God who is the author of all things and is bound by His own word, spoke the world into being and when He said it was good was actually pleased with what he spoke in faith. This means that he was pleased by His own faith. So we too are to be confident in the faith that God has given us.
If when Samuel anointed David as king, on many occasions David had the chance to se things happen in his own ability, yet he did not means that he stood on the word of faith that God spoken. That he who had called him was faithful to see him through every hard ship.
I do not know what you are going through but I am here to tell you that God is faithful what He spoke, just hang in there. Even though the night seems as though it is long, even though the waves of trouble be as high as a mountain, hang in there, even though your family mistreat you and call you all sorts of names, just hung in there. You are in a culture that is a culture of Jesus. The culture where heaven and earth may pass away but his word remains forever. Hang on to the word of prophesy, the word of written about you, look for what the will of God for your life is, search the scriptures for there in them you will find what God has planned for you.
Take courage in the faith of God and let the testimony of the people written for us give you confidence. Look to Hebrews 11.
Just like Abraham believed god and it was credited to him for righteousness, so even you too God will credit to your account the gift, not later but now. Only wait for the manifestation to happen as it will give you confidence to ask even for more and place a demand on the covenant.