It shows their character, or the lack of it.
It demonstrates their self-discipline, or the need of it.
It indicates the strength of their personality or the weakness of their endurance.
It will whisper of their humility or broadcast their arrogance. It will display their faith or unmask their pride.
A person’s attitude can be obscure to them by choice, leading to folly or a faithful teacher when recognized and dealt with.
A person’s attitude dictates if they learn from their mistakes or repeat them.
It says volumes to the world around them, and even more to God of the universe who is in heaven.
For it is our attitude that God watches and evaluates, not the troubles that tests us.
When all is said and done it will be our attitude that signifies if we truly trusted God in spite of life’s wrongs or held Him responsible for them because we leaned on our own understanding.
It is our attitude that proves if we have faith in Jesus Christ: His Lordship, and Divinity, His death in our place, His resurrection in power, His leading, and His control of our lives.
Faith in Jesus Christ is a lifetime choice in response to the Holy Spirit.
A positive attitude of trust in God is a daily choice of obedience (Author unknown).
It All Comes down to Faith
It is childish to mistakenly think that all that faith is in regards to God meeting our wants as opposed to Him taking care or our real needs, especially when His care appears to be absent while in the mist of tragedy and at deaths doorway.
Mature faith is NOT concerned with God giving us what we ask for (and yes there is always a place for petition, but it is a pail comparison compared with virtue of trusting God with every aspect of our life – as such, with growth we find ourselves spending less time attempting to tell God what we think we need, and more time trusting what He brings according to His own good Will. This is the substance of Biblical faith. Study Hebrews Chapter 11 regarding for those that died not having received the promise, then read chapter 12 concerning Jesus, the originator and perfecter of faith, who is the example of faith for us all); it is trusting Him for what He puts us through, that He is with us, and cares and loves us – faith is a relationship.
“Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him…” (Job 13:15a)
“…nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” (Matthew 26:39b)
Biblical faith is found in God’s word because of the consistency of witnessing miracle after miracle exhibited in God’s word, with the end result being that truly this book could not have been authored by man, but must have been offered by He who can see the ending from the beginning – God Himself, wherein this book deserves our greatest attention as God’s revelation to man. Biblical faith is to be primarily based upon an interaction with God’s word, as is declared in Romans 10:17, which states:
“So then Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God“
The Source of Biblical Faith
Biblical faith is created and grown wherein as a person reads the Bible, and the Holy Spirit opens their spiritual eyes to perceive that which is laid out, it is a logical reasonable process of coming to the conclusion that this book could not have been written by mortal man (2 Timothy 3:16), because:
1) There are prophecies given in Old Testament, that are fulfilled in the New Testament.
2) There are prophecies given within the Bible as a whole, which are fulfilled since it’s closing.
3) There are scientific and natural insights presented in the Bible, which were once considered completely false; in time, science has caught up with the Bible proving that it was correct in the first place, and that it is beyond human insight.
4) There is deep wisdom that is written between its pages, which are far beyond the capacity of a human being to create.
5) There are internal evidences found in the Bible when it is crossed-referenced within itself in such a way that it is obvious that 40 different men could not have utilized the exact same type of “Figures of Speech,” including: typology, such as seen in metaphor, similes, models; along with prophetic symbols as seen in even the use of numbers, colors, events, material and substances, dates, mathematics, names, roles, and even people’s personality and lives; all done to portray a shadow of things to come rather in heaven, or in the particular case of Jesus, the fulfillment of the Messiah; as witnessed in His First and Second coming – as well as Last Days events – all done in such a way that the only explanation is that God orchestrated the creation of this Book.
All leading to the conclusion that this book was not written by man, but by a God that is outside of our time domain, who can see the ending from the beginning (Isaiah 46:9-10); who is all-powerful, and in total control of His creation (Isaiah 45:5-7), and therefore worthy of our complete trust and faith in what He has said and what He will do (Isaiah 46; Jeremiah 29:11).