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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Faith, What Is It?

Faith is the disposition of the mind that moves you forward in life. It is a conviction that guides your steps, even when you are confronted with obstacles. Faith keeps its eye on the finish line rather on the hurdles. That's why the apostle Paul can boldly declare, "We walk by Faith, not by sight" (2 Corinthian 5:7)

"Faith" shows you the end result, the prize to be won. "Sight" shows you everything that stands in your way. It isn't a question of mind over matter or of a positive mental attitude. It's not even an issue of "powering through" the bad so you can get to the good. Faith is about a total focus of the mind and spirit on something specific--- in this case, God. In faith, you simply walk toward the goal. When you reach an obstacle, it doesn't have to send you backward. In fact, it just may be a training exercise that God will use to strengthen you for your journey onward.

( 2 Corinthians 5: 6-8)
(6)-Therefore we are always confident, knowing that whilst we are at home
in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
(7)- (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
(8)- We are confident, I say and willing rather to be absent from the body,
and to be present with the Lord.


1 comments:

Norm said...

The righteous will live by faith. Romans 1:17