Do you know the difference between Trust and Faith?
I believe one of the reasons that the people of God do not see more breakthrough and manifestation of the promises of God is because we don’t understand that there is a very real and important difference between trust and faith. When we don’t understand there is a difference and what role each of these plays in bringing the Kingdom, we will settle for saying things like “I’m totally believing for that” without having the substance of faith anchoring that declaration into the living Word.
Trust (elpis) is a forerunner of real faith (pistis). It is the awareness and focused attention and action of trust that “connects” us to real faith and creates the substance of God’s word being manifest. (James 2:14-26) But we’ve not been teaching this in Church. We’ve let people believe that somehow we have to just “believe harder” to see the promises come. But that’s not it. We actually need to disciple the Church on how to place radical trust first, knowing that Hebrews 1 is truth when it says that “faith is the substance of things hoped (trusted) for . . . .” When we catch this and really receive it, we will connect to the real kind of faith that inherits the promises of God (Hebrews 6:12).
On this episode of the Positioned to Prosper podcast, I’m sharing a message I preached this past Sunday at my home church, REVIVE Church of Tampa. We’re talking about the real, theological differences between trust and faith, why it’s truly pivotal to know the difference, and how to place radical trust to see your faith literally come alive to bring the Kingdom. Are you ready for this? If so, I want you to grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!
REVIVE WOMAN · GIRL’S NIGHT OUT: Our next Girls Night Out event is happening Friday, November 18th at 7pm ET, and we will be continuing the conversation around placing radical trust. We’ll be telling stories of how God invited us into a place where radical trust became possible for us. It will be a truly anointed time where you can be refreshed, encouraged and filled up by the One who knows how to resurrect and give life. If you’re in the Tampa area, come join us in person! Not so close? We’ve got you covered with online streaming. Either way, go here to learn all the details about this upcoming event that is sure to encourage, equip and empower you to be a woman who makes a bold and confident sound into this earth for Jesus and His Kingdom.
Scripture References Mentioned in This Episode:
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God…
And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe.
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REVIVE WOMAN · GIRL’S NIGHT OUT: Our next Girls Night Out event is happening Friday, November 18th at 7pm ET. If you’re in the Tampa area, come join us in person! Not so close? We’ve got you covered with online streaming. Either way, go here to learn all the details about this upcoming event that is sure to encourage, equip and empower you to be a woman who makes a bold and confident sound into this earth for Jesus and His Kingdom.
Erica co-leads a local church alongside her husband, Doug, in Tampa, Florida called REVIVE Church of Tampa. You can visit the church’s website for more information about who we are, what we believe and how we show up as the Church in the heart of West Tampa and beyond.
REVIVE Church of Tampa streams services live on Friday nights at 7pm ET and Sunday mornings at 11am ET. You can find those livestreams on our church Facebook page:
If you’re interested in joining the online campus of REVIVE Church of Tampa, you are welcome to join our community group on Facebook where we offer weekly discussion around the Friday and Sunday messages as well as discipleship Zoom groups and the opportunity to host others in your home as you stream services. You can find us here:
About this podcast:
Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.