Ever seen someone smilling when they seem to be in a very big mess? Or another person talking about how tomorrow is going to be wonderful when nothing points to anything close to that in their today? Or maybe again, a single lady who has no relationship but already has her wedding gown sitting in her wardrobe? How about that young “happy-go-lucky” guy at work who seems to be the only one on earth with no problems?
Well, something is most likely common about all these people. A powerful ingredient that doesn’t have to be a lot, but is always enough to pull mountains down – Faith!
Now what does this five-letter word that often make people do “crazy” things really mean? Hebrews 11:1 has the perfect definition to what Faith is. It says ” Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (KJV).
“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” (NLT).
In a practical sense, this definition portrays a “foolish” act of believing what you’ve not seen and even claiming to have an evidence for something that doesn’t exist. How foolish! No one has ever truly had faith without acting “foolishly” -according to the definition of men. Contrary to the human phrase that says “seeing is believing”, in the kingdom of God, “believing is seeing”.
This article talks about the things faith-filled people do that makes them different from the world that other people may consider foolish, irrational or insane. As the Holy Spirit helps us, we will look at lives of people from the Bible as examples as well as other stories to make us understand better, what we must do differently if we are truly faith-filled.