THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER OF OUR FAITH
Scripture: “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.” (Heb. 12:2a KJV)
As the author and finisher of our faith, Jesus is the perfecter, creator, the originator of all plans. The Greek meaning of author is “captain, chief leader, or prince.” Christ is the originator of our faith, meaning that faith begins with Him.
As Captain, He steers, presides, and controls our faith. The NIV translation says, “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. Perfecter literally means “finisher” and speaks of the conclusion of a matter. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Therefore, biblical teaching, reading, or hearing a sermon about our Lord or any true gospel of Jesus Christ being communicated is potential for faith.
Keeping the faith requires remembering what brought us to faith in the first place. We must consistently and intentionally be reminded of God’s grace. Keeping the faith is about community. Keeping the faith requires a love of truth and a commitment to the Word of God. The Christian life is not lived exclusively between God and the individual. Fellow believers should encourage one another to keep their faith. We should exhort one other when we are going astray.
From beginning to end, Jesus is the source of our faith. He watches over it and sustains it as we walk daily with Him. He is the finisher of our spiritual journey. He that began a good work in us is able to bring it to completion. Keeping the faith involves growth in Christ. God is always at work in our lives. Our faith should be forever growing. We grow from faith to faith, from one degree of faith to another. Faith is pressing forward and gaining the victory over unbelief. For we walk by faith and not by sight.
May the Lord increase your faith as you walk daily with Him. Bountiful blessings to you!
10 thoughts on “The Captain Of My Faith”
Hello my sister in Christ Jesus
I know what an awesome inspiration you have been to me. I believe you have found a great platform to share the love of God and inspire others the same way. May the love a Jesus be spread with your every word, because his word doesn’t return void. Much love Sissie Harris
Hi Mary!!! What a wonderful sister you are! You make me proud to be the other half of this duo! Thank you for your comment. I receive every word three times! Thank you for being a great blessing, Mary! Enjoy your evening. Love, Mary!
Hi Jeanie! Yes, may we walk by faith and not by sight. For Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. Amen!! Hallelujah!! Thank you JESUS!!! What a true blessing you are Jeanie! You are so encouraging! God is using in a mighty way. So grateful for your ministry. Continue doing what your doing sister! For God’s glory!! God bless you my friend.
Good Morning Jon!!! Hallelujah is the highest praise! All glory to the King! Thank you Jon, you have blessed my day with your comment. Thank you for always encouraging me. I appreciate you. May God continue to bless your ministry as well. I pray that God will increase your territory. May He continue to use you for His glory and the advancement of the Kingdom. God bless you my brother. Jeanie
Love this my friend Jeanie…let the Holy Spirit continue to runneth over in your life
Thank You for encouraging me. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. May God continue to use you for His glory and for the advancement of the Kingdom. Great is our God and greatly to be praise! God bless you Librado. Enjoy your afternoon!
Jesus…. Just that name. He holds us completely safe in his hands and will not let a foot slip. The author of our faith to faith. I no longer live life day to day but rather, faith to faith. Jesus!!! Love u sis and press on 😊
Good afternoon Angel! How are you? It’s always good to read a comment from you! I know exactly what you mean. God is so faithful, even when we are not faithful to Him, He is always faithful to us.To live without God is not living at all. I plan to keep lifting up the name of Jesus until the day that I die, and when I get to heaven is when the real praise party will begin for me. When I think about that great day my soul just shout “Hallelujah!”
Thank you Angel! My day is much brighter because of you! God’s blessings to you!
God is. He is the beginning and the end, the alpha and omega, he is the author and finisher of my faith. You said it perfectly “We need to consistently and intentionally be reminded of God’s grace in our lives. Keeping the faith is about community. Keeping the faith requires a love of truth and a commitment to the Word of God. The Christian life is not lived exclusively between God and the individual. Fellow believers should encourage one another to keep the faith. We should exhort one other when we are going astray.” You are a shinning example of what Christian life is all about, your heart for and love of God is evident, and your love for us and bringing others in right relationship with God is evident as well. May God continue to bless you in all that you do for his glory.
Good evening Debra, I hope that you’re enjoying your weekend. Thank you for your comment. As followers of Christ, we are to represent our Lord as He truly is. Loving, Kind, faithful, trustworthy, caring, committed, and He so much more. We have a high callings from God and we should find honor in fulfilling it. God is the CEO of the entire universe, Creator of all. I am honored that He chose me to serve Him. You definitely have a bright light shining on you and I’m happy that we share the same views of our Christian walk. Love and blessings to you. Enjoy your evening!