In the begging God created the universe from nothingness. It is written in the book of Genesis 1:1-2
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
He modelled the world from nothing, just from his thoughts and all he had to do was speak existence into an empty expanse and alas! Human life, animals, light, a sky over it, the heavenly bodies, all this creations became physical entities in a new universe. Today, I was not in the intention of speaking about how the world was made but I wanted to share an idea that has been revolving in my mind for quite sometime now, to inspire you my reader and make you understand the power of having faith, believing in a power beyond us, believing in the existence of a being beyond our understanding that is watching our activities on the world and much importantly how this belief can really help you into becoming that person you always dream of.
First and foremost, let me be open about my faith. I am a Christian, I believe in the existence of God, I believe that at one time Jesus Christ walked on earth and was crucified to save me from sin, I believe in the Holy Spirit, I believe in the Bible and lastly I accept I am not perfect and thou shall not judge a brother or a sister for not sharing in my belief because that power my God reserved it for themselves. So if you my reader don’t accept the above sentiments, you have the freedom to believe what your heart desires.
The Bible is a very comprehensive point of reference when it comes to the search of enlightenment. I have formed a habit of reading a verse on the daily and it has really helped me in my understanding of the how God works in our spirits, how he moves in us, making us not only revere him but connect with his teachings and how they are relevant into our lives. To be honest, many are times I become distracted and not contemplate on what am reading but the few that I put my hands on stick on the back of my mind and I slowly the true nature of My Father who at in heaven unravels itself to me.
So, faith! What is faith? It can be described as the complete confidence in someone or something; that’s the first definition. The second definition I got from my Google Search of the word is, strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction, rather than proof. For this material brothers and sisters I would want us to go with the first definition as it gives us a universal outlook of the word. I want to warn you before hand that to explain my ideas I would occasionally quote texts from the Bible, relate my story to men and women who through faith did incredible things and sometimes would share with you instances that Jesus rebuked the disciples for lacking this quality that he wanted the to have, if time allows us I will share a bit of myself and my journey as a believer, all I hope is that through these stories my friends you will find something to apply in your life.
Abraham, formerly Abram was the son of Torah. Obviously to the Christians and Muslims Abraham is one of the greatest names for it was through him that this two religions came into existence. So much content has been written especially in the bible to narrate the life and tribulations of our great ancestor. He was married to Sarah, formerly Sarai and together they grew to raise a great nation. As Christians believe, we are all descendants of Abraham and his wife Sarah. It is later explained in the Bible how his tree went on expanding and what God had promised him before in Genesis 12:2
I will make you a great nation and I will bless you. I will make your name great and your will be a blessing.
Also we see in Genesis 15:5 after Abraham complaining of not having an heir to inherit his estates, God took him a outside and said to him
look up in the sky and count the stars if indeed you can count them.
So shall your offspring be.
Did God deliver these promises? Did Abraham’s patience and faith in the Lord pay off? For sure they did. His first offspring was Ishmael Ho was born to a maidservant of Sarah called Haggai. The story is written in Genesis 16 and Abraham eighty six years old then. His wife Sarah was barren it was at the mysterious age of a hundred years. We see through this reference that God delivers on his promises as we are going to relate it to Genesis 21:2
Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham at an old age, at the very time God had promised him.
It doesn’t matter the time God takes to fulfil his promises, in the end of the day he will deliver.
Have you ever heard the story of the woman who bled for 12 years? 12 years! BLEEDING! That’s a whole lot of time. It is documented in the Bible in Matthew 9:20-22
just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the hem of his cloak. She said to herself, “if only I will touch his cloak I will be healed.
And this is how Jesus responded to that act of faith in verse 22 of the same chapter,
Jesus turned and saw her. “take heart daughter, ” he said, “your faith has healed you.” and the woman was healed at that moment.
if faith can make this kind of wanders to happen my friends what can’t faith do? As I was growing up at primary school as we call the lower levels of education here in Kenya, the phrase faith can move mountains was many times used to motivate is to believe we could pass exams. I think if you have faith enough, this can happen as you will equip yourself with the necessary tools and skills and a mountain you will move.
The lack of faith in any instance is the same as an insult to man. Jesus was infuriated by his disciples’ lack of faith at several occasions that he openly rebuked them to remove this negative seed from their minds. One of the instances is when he did this as stated in the verse below
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He said to them, “Why are you afraid, you men of little faith?” Then He got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and it became calm.
It was during a storm on lake Galilee and the disciples feared for their lives and they had Jesus Christ the son of God on the same boat with them.
Faith is a driving force of achievement and growth in life, business and in things you want in life. Contemplate on that till we meet next time.
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