Thursday, June 30, 2011

Seven Devotionals - Day 4 - FAITH

Today faith is on my mind.  Are you firm in your faith, or struggling?  Faith plays a very important role in our religious beliefs.  It is the belief that things will turn out well and that we can enjoy our "now" because we know we have a future.

The dictionary tells us that "faith is confidence or trust in a person or thing or belief that is not based on proof."  In the Bible we read,

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

God's word (the Bible) can give us knowledge to live a good life.  But along with that knowledge, we need faith to enjoy God's promise of eternal life.

Atheists and agnostics refer to faith as superstition and put it in a category with other material concepts.  I believe we can have faith in God the same way we have faith that Joan of Arc was burned at the stake or George Washington cut down a cherry tree.  While we cannot see God, we have the Bible to guide us, which is a written history of the beginning of the earth, and we have the beauty of His creations all around us.  As Christians, we enjoy faith in healing, in prayer, in others, and hope for our future. In 2 Corinthians 5:7 we read We live by faith, not by sight.

Matthew 17:20
He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. "

Mark 9:23
"Everything is possible for him who believes."

Our faith is our earthly connection to God.  If we have faith, He will use his maximum power to handle any situation that comes our way.  Our faith will get us through every storm that arises in our lives.
Peace, love and joy to you this week.  Thanks again for reading along with me.  I welcome your comments!

1 comment:

Joanne said...

Very inspirational Peggy.
We all need faith and we all need to believe in "something".
Although Atheists and Agnostics won't admit it, but human nature dictates that we hold on to "something" when faced with the unknown or other challenges/discomforts. Hold onto that which gets us through. :)
Good post. Take care.