In this post, I will explain the meaning behind the Faith Gauge and the design of the Faith Gauge icon.
What is faith? The closest definition of faith I find in the Bible is Hebrews 11:1—“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Faith is confidence—God confidence. It is the level of belief, trust, and reliance we have in God. By faith we have complete confidence in God’s grace and believing he is who he says he is throughout Scripture. Why does having strong faith in God matter? Hebrews 11:6 declares, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” God expects faith. It is important to him and pleases him. Without faith it is impossible to please him.
In the midst of a twenty-first century culture that teaches self-reliance and self-sufficiency, maintaining strong reliance on God can often be difficult. With problems like mass shootings, the breakdown of families, and terrorism, we can easily begin to doubt whether God is still in control. Society often encourages us to rely on ourselves, but God wants us to rely on him and grow unwavering in our faith.
The Faith Gauge icon was designed as a visual tool to encourage believers to take an accurate measure of their personal level of confidence in God. We aim to strengthen the level of our faith and move our Faith Gauge needles to “full” of faith. The Faith Gauge icon will not only help assess our overall faith but also help us test any faith-related question that may arise. For example, let’s take one of the key questions of our faith and salvation. Do you believe Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins? Or take these words from Hebrews 13:5 (NLT)—
“Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, ‘I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.'” The resulting faith question might be whether you believe God will never leave you.
Imagine putting these different questions right above the Faith Gauge and then determining where your faith would point for each particular one. Hopefully, you will find the Faith Gauge beneficial, and God will help move your needle to “full.”