Published August 14, 2012
"Faith With Wings"
Most people who don't believe in the resurrected Jesus do not form that belief based on fact. They don't believe because they choose to not believe. It is a decision.
I have a brother-in-law who does not fly. If he can't walk or ride (a bus or train or boat) or drive somewhere, he doesn't go.
If you ask him whether he believes a plane can fly, he would say he does. He's seen evidence that they fly.
But, when it comes to putting that belief into practice, he doesn't believe enough to get on a plane.
There are people who would believe that Jesus existed. They would even go so far as to believe that He did some powerful works. But, when it comes to staking their lives on Him, there aren't any wings to put on that belief.
Faith is not faith unless it is put into practice. Merely saying the right words doesn't mean I believe. It is when I step out, knowing I will fail unless my God does something, that I have a living faith and truly believe my God is able.
What kind of faith do you have? Do people see your faith through your actions? Do you believe when human thought says it is impossible?
God has said in the scriptures that we should test Him and see whether He won't do unbelievably more than we could think or ask. What kind of faith do you have?
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