A while ago I mentioned that in all my ‘copious free time’ I’ve been reading ‘Visioneering‘, by Andy Stanley.
I wish I had the time to share all the amazing stuff I’ve come across in the book, but this was so good, I had to make the time.
Have you ever been a little confused by the concept of faith? Have you ever asked, “What is faith?” “What is the difference between faith and belief?”
Here is some serious beef to chew on:
Spiritually speaking, faith is confidence that God is who He says He is and that He will do what He has promised to do. Faith is not a power or a force. It is not a vehicle by which we can coerce God into something against His will. It is simply an expression of confidence in the person and character of God. It is the proper response to the promise or revelation of God.
Acting on your faith is the ultimate expression of devotion, admiration, and adoration. Acting on your faith demonstrates that you believe God is who he says he is, and he will do what he has promised to do. Nothing is more honoring to your heavenly Father than making decisions based upon what He has claimed about Himself. This is especially true when circumstances seem to dictate a different response.