Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney talks about what his faith means to him. “I didn’t have a relationship for Christ until I was 16. It was a game changer for me!”
The way we respond to life’s challenges today will determine the strength of our faith tomorrow. – Craig Groeschel
Do we find God useful for our circumstances or do we find Him glorious regardless of circumstances? – David Platt
How do we Feed our Faith and starve our doubts to death? Your fears will starve to death when you feed your faith.
Romans 10:17 “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
You will not feed your faith by reading Reader’s Digest, the weekend paper, or even by watching TV. Even if you can only read one verse a day, do it now! A verse a day keeps the devil away!
Hope is closely allied with faith and vision. In Hebrews, the writer tells us, faith is “the assurance of things hoped for” (Hebrews 11:1). Hope is the object upon which we direct our focus and energies.
As a Christian, hope is the knowledge, we are being changed for the better as we trust in God’s promises (Romans 8:28). You believe, no matter the circumstances, God’s plans for your life is “for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11b NLT).
Abraham also modeled hope. When he was 75, God promised him, a blessing to give him many descendants, as numerous as the stars in the sky. Abraham heard these words and believed God (Genesis 15:6).
But despite his belief, Hebrews 6:15 explains, Abraham had to wait 25 years to see the fulfillment of his hope. Yet all the while, Abraham trusted in God. Abraham looked to God as “the Author of his hope” and he saw the promise come to pass.
“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.“ ~ William Arthur Ward
Faith is an act of the imagination. And a healthy, vibrant imagination is crucial to the Christian life. You will likely disagree with these statements if you associate the imagination with delusion.
“Now to the one who can do infinitely more than all we can ask or imagine according to the power that is working among us.“ ~ Ephesians 3:20
“Then I sent to him, saying, There are no such things done as you say, but you imagine them out of your own heart.“ ~ Nehemiah 6:8