Saturday, 21 December 2013

Snapshots From The Bible WK 50~ Hebrews 11 v1- defining faith




Hebrews 11 v1 

‘Faith makes us sure of what we hope for and gives us proof of what we cannot see.’
Faith is almost indefinable. It is something we all possess and choose to either exercise or allow to lie dormant. This verse explains the way in which faith functions; how it ties desire with the act of attaining the things we have faith in.
Faith works when injected with enthusiasm and the unshakeable acceptance that what we ‘will’ ie: wish for, is going to materialise.
Very often our faith works particularly well when we determine a time scale, partly because we keep the object of our faith in mind and strive towards attaining it. Faith is a positive act, a considered step whatever context you are using it in from ultimate religious beliefs to improving your everyday situation. It would appear that faith itself is actually evidence because faith provides the proof. In many ways faith creates a self-fulfilling prophecy and those who seek, find. I have just moved and required ‘the right place at the right price and the right time.’ I set a 2 week deadline and these three major requests have all been met along with many sub requirements; in fact, I have everything I asked for that fits my current budget which is pretty amazing but if you understand faith it is the fulfilment of the expected.
The best way to build faith is by working on easy to attain things and seeing them appear or by taking an enormous step and being bowled over by the results. Like all good things, we need to exercise faith for it to stay in shape. Sometimes if everything goes well we can allow beneficial practices to subside instead of boosting our system with inner strength and confidence.
As we are close to the New Year it might be worth taking a look at the areas where your faith is strong and also where it could do with a boost. Think about ways of strengthening your faith to enable you to move life forwards in a positive direction. If you are on the right path you will excel and if you are not, with faith you can find the best steps to move forwards. Have faith, have confidence and progress! 

Jaz McKenzie

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