What is faith? Well, is it trust in God? Or is it obeying God? No. Trusting God and obeying God are the results of having faith. Do you realize that faith is a gift? Do you realize that grace is a gift? Ephesians 2:8-9, are very familiar scriptures to most people, but many times we fail to pay attention to ALL the words. We are saved by grace through faith neither of which we had operating in us before we received Jesus. The rest of the verse says IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD. We cannot work to receive God’s free gift. We receive it. Then faith grows by hearing and acting on God’s Word. In these days, we will only be able "to stand" if our faith is grounded in what God has to say.