Thursday, August 20, 2009

Faith Matters

1. confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, an idea, or a thing.
2. belief which does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.
3. loyalty or allegiance to a person or thing; especially, holding to a promise.
4. the theological virtue defined as secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will.

Hebrews 11:6 describes the meaning and the practical role of faith: "Without faith it is impossible to please [God], for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." KJV
“…if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” ~1 Corinthians 13:2 NIV

A preacher was caught in a horrific flood, and a man in a canoe offered to evacuate him. "No, I put my faith in the Lord to save me," he said. After being forced to the roof of his porch, another man in a speedboat offered assistance. "No, I put my faith in the Lord to save me," he again responded. Eventually forced to the highest point of his chimney, a Coast Guard helicopter attempted rescue but was turned away in the same manner. The preacher drowned and went before the Lord. "Why didn't you honor my faith and save me?” he asked. "What do you mean, I didn't?" the Lord replied. "I sent you two boats and a helicopter!!"
Moral of the story~"through faith we will know when God is speaking to us".

Paul writes in Ephesians 2:8-9 "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works lest anyone should boast." NIV
Have a little faith, it can go a long way!
Saying My ABC's
Faith is for "F"


Char said...

I love the story of the helicopter and tell it to myself often. Beautiful post Cora.

Holly said...

Love the story! Nice magnet board too!