What Is Faith?
Faith is simply trusting God. Believing what you cannot see or understand and knowing that it is truth. It's not the "guru" or "positive" thinking the world might have you believe. It's something that you can only have through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is what moves people. Through the hearing of God's word it is how we are unified as believers. "Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ." Romans 10:17
Nothing can be done without the Holy Spirit.
How Do I Receive God's Grace?
Just ask Him. Ask Him into your heart and confess Him as Lord and Savior and tell him that you are sorry for your sins.
Many people believe that they have done so many bad things or maybe even just one bad thing and that it is so bad that they can't be forgiven. But it's a lie. The only sin that is not forgivable is the denial of the Holy Spirit, or blasphemy, the rejection of God.
The apostle Paul was a murderer of Christians. A serial killer by our standards if you will. He was in a position of power to arrest and convict and persecute them and had them killed. Yet God, in His infinite Grace, sent the Holy Spirit upon him and he repented. He immediately gave his life to Christ and started living for Him. God then used Paul to start the early church and spread the Gospel and write many of the books of the New Testament.
Are You Ready To Stand For Christ?
"And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness." Acts 4:31