Essence of Faith

Posted: December 15, 2008 in December 2008
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Story of the day:  Essence of Faith

     Faith is defined as a secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God’s will.  To put it into practical terms, “suppose there is a fire in the upper section of a house.   As the people gather in the street below, a child is seen at the window of a room next to the fire.  The fire trucks are at least five minutes away and so will be too late to help.  How is the child to escape?

     Now suppose that in the neighborhood lives a large man, well known for his strength and athletic ability.  He arrives at the scene and shouts to the child, “Drop into my arms.  Don’t be afraid.  I’ll catch you.”

     It is one part of faith for the child to know that the man is there.  It is another part of faith to believe that the man is strong and able to catch someone.  But the essence of faith lies in his dropping down into the man’s arms.”  (author unknown)  To have complete trust and faith in God is to drop down into His Arms when He says to do so.             

Quote of the day:  Elton Trueblood

“Faith is not belief without proof but trust without reservation.”

Bible verse of the day:  Romans 1:17

“For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”          

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

I am so thankful to You for Your Faithfulness, Mercy, and Love.  Father, You have asked me to do Your Will and as I share Your Word, I just wanted You to know how thankful I am for Your Son Jesus Christ, for through Him, salvation is there for everyone who believes.  My prayer for today is that we can lay aside denominations and come together as one to share with others the Gift of  Your Son, Jesus Christ.  I thank You for this blessed day!

In Jesus Name I pray,

Amen                 

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