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Faith: Believing is Seeing


I never really understood the difference between faith and belief until recently. I had always assumed faith was just the biblical way of saying belief, but I have come to realize that it is much more than that. You see, in my opinion, belief can simply be quantified as a Yes/No variable i.e, you either believe or you don’t. 

However, faith adds another layer to believing. It’s all about how committed you are to what you believe. It is a continuous variable of which quantity matters, the question with faith is not if you have faith or not, it’s how much of it do you have? Faith is always active while belief can be passive. You can believe in something and stay on the sidelines, but with faith, you can’t help but be involved, it takes effort on one’s part to get a larger quantity of it.


“Talk is cheap” they say, I say belief is cheap. This point was well captured in the book of James 2:19, when it says that even the Devil believes that there is one God. To put it differently, belief is to simply agree with a fact based on evidence whether it’s real or fabricated (like the case of what President Donald Trump believes ..but that’s a different story and another post ... πŸ˜‚ ).

Faith on the other hand does not rely on evidence, it’s a conviction in your spirit based on your relationship or connection with God. The more you seek him, the more you find. My prayer is that as we continue to seek after God’s righteousness, may we be filled and our faith level increases in Jesus name.(Amen)


Always πŸ’• πŸ’• on my mind,
Tejuola

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  1. Right said! “Belief is cheap”, but faith?
    Let me use an analogy that drives it home for me every time.
    Faith is you letting God be the driver of your life(car), while you sit in the passenger back seat. You trust completely where he is taking you too ! You have no control of the steering wheel but have faith that the destiny is good and right for you.

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  2. Thanks sis. It is tough to let go of control at first, but once you are finally able to, you definitely enjoy the whole ride...

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