JOURNEY OF FAITH

By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.
Heb.11:9
To someone who has never experienced the supernatural, faith is irrelevant, in other words it has nothing to do with real life. Nothing could be further from the truth. Faith is our connection to the unseen world, the real world. Faith perceives as real the things that are ideas or beliefs to someone else. Abraham experienced faith and left his comfort zone to wander in a hostile and unknown world. Noah was touched by faith and built a huge boat, his faith made him a laughing stock but by it he saved the world. Paul walked in faith and opened the pagan, gentile world to the gospel; western civilization has never been the same. The pilgrims left Europe by faith in hope of a better land, I for one am so glad they did. Martin Luther’s world exploded when his faith was awakened, we are still seeing the ramifications today. Here are some thoughts from Luther on how we are changed by faith.
“Faith changes people. It makes them see everything in a new light. Their ears hear, their eyes see, and their hearts feel something completely different from what everyone else perceives. Faith is living and powerful. It doesn’t float around in the heart like a goose on the water. Rather, it’s like water that’s been heated. After heating, the water is different. It’s still water, but it’s warm. The same thing happens when the Holy Spirit gives us faith. Faith transforms the mind and attitudes. It creates an entirely new person. Faith changes the heart and mind. Reason tends to concentrate on what is present—the here and now. Faith concerns itself with things that are intangible and, contrary to reason, regards them as actually being present. Most people concern themselves with what they can see, touch, and handle rather than listening to God’s Word.”
Have you been touched by this God kind of faith? My first awakening of faith came from just remembering a scripture I had learned in Sunday School as a child, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except by Me’. In a moment of time this scripture made me aware of another whole world. This was the beginning of my journey of faith.

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2 thoughts on “JOURNEY OF FAITH

  1. Who rises up for me against the wicked? Who stands ufor me against evildoers? If the Lord had not been myhelp , my soul would soon have lived in the land of silence. When I thought “My foot slips”, Your steadfast love ,O Lord, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, Your consolations cheer my soul. Psalm94:16-19 May God Bless you Pastor Frank .

    1. Of the seven sences of the body , faith is the only sence of the soul . Eyes to the soul .Increase our faith , Lord , faith comes by hearing and understanding by the Word of God . … Blessings !

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