FAITH: Step 1 = Action

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. faith-kingThis image is a quote from Dr. King and is one of my favorites. “Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase”.

What is Faith?                                                An online dictionary states; A complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Also; a strongly held belief or theory.

Concerning faith, many quote the bible, “faith means being sure of something hoped for and knowing something is real even if we do not see it.Continuing with the bible; it appears that the quality is of more importance than the quantity or size.”If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can move a mountain, nothing is impossible”. It’s not the amount of faith but the strength of conviction that results in action before the fact.

How Faith Works

You can understand faith in a number of ways. I think of faith as energy. In order to use this energy, you must move.” Faith without action is just action potential. “Faith without works is dead” , your car will not move unless you make the first move, unless YOU ACTIVATE the potential that has been assembled as an engine. “You will have what you want because your actions are consistent with having it even if you do not have it right now”.

Why Faith Matters

It is faith that keeps us going when life gets tough. it is with faith that we imagine a better or more prosperous future for our families, and communities. Faith looks for alternatives when a doctor says there is nothing more He can do. Bernard Benson said “Miracles happen to those who believe in them“. Norman Vincent Peale said “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy”.

Mason cooley said, “Faith moves mountains, but have to deep pushing while you are praying”. In honor of Dr.Martin Luther King Day, one more quote. “If you cannot fly run, if you cannot run walk, if you cannot walk, crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward”.

(Sources: Dr. Prem, Live Life Guide, maw media, the Bible,Google honors Dr.King)

 

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