Wouldn’t it be nice if you could sit down today and plan out the next 10, 20, or even 30 years or more of your life? Think about it for a moment. It would be so easy if you could just know where you were going to live, which church you would be plugged into, what your job would be, how much money you would earn, or even how many children, grandchildren, and even cats and dogs you would have. In actuality, it really isn’t that cut and dry, is it? Life can throw us many curveballs, and when we are faced with those surprises, we need to sometimes make important decisions.
What is faith? Have you ever sat down and analyzed your mental picture of faith? Have you examined not only what you think of faith, but more importantly, how you have grasped a hold of it in your spirit? Most people seem to travel through life, never understanding what faith is. Maybe they are under the assumption that if they just think about their problem long enough, their faith can will it to go away. That is a mind-over-matter teaching that really has little, if anything, to do with faith. Maybe they think that their faith is defined by what they do for their local church. The fact is that faith is not the power of positive thinking, nor is it defined by what you do. Faith is way deeper, and yet much simpler than that.