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"Believe" and "Faith" - Are they hooey?

Started by RedheadRiter , author of The Redhead Riter - Witty, Intelligent & Addictive 7/12/2012 7:55:37 PM

You can have FAITH and BELIEVE even if you do not go to church or are religious at all. They are not based on a religion. So my question is, "Do you think that FAITH and BELIEF can bring about anything whether it be classified as a 'miracle' or whatever?

Yeah, I know...kinda deep, but really interesting if we actually have a discussion about it.

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So I guess I will start...

I do think that there is such a thing as the power of FAITH. I think we each have so much more power within us that remains untapped because we do not have enough FAITH that it is possible.

Did that make sense?


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Reply by meg

author of Mergie 7/12/2012 10:26:19 PM

Oh wow, I used to tell my kids when they were little that I have never been to China but I have faith & believe that it is there. Just because I've never seen China it doesn't mean that it's not there. I know that was simple but I do Believe & I have Faith.I also tell my Dad that just because I stand in the garage that doesn't make me a car, I am a Catholic too. Raised & married in a Catholic Church.Faith is a comfort I think.

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Reply by Richard

author of About The Masters Business 7/13/2012 11:50:15 AM

I think the object of our faith is far more important than the actual amount of faith we have. it is good to have faith within ourselves that we will be able to do this or that; but , it is even better that we have faith in the Almighty creator of this universe and what He promises in His word...especially when our own resources run dry


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Reply by Kristi

author of The Maze of Our Lives 7/14/2012 10:27:51 AM

I have no faith in people or situations. People will let me down--even those closest to me and who love me. Situations will disappoint/not meet expectations.

My faith rests in the One True God who is above ALL things, loves me unconditionally, and has my best interest in mind.

For me TRUST vs. MISTRUST is the underlying theme behind faith and belief. I have been burned by people I trusted. That's made me wary of trusting others. Consequently, I have realized that I haven't always trusted God completely. I've been trying to maintain a certain amount of control of my own life. I read a blog post that helped me realize this. The writer said something to the effect that Head Trust is impatient, will manipulate circumstances and run ahead of God. Heart Trust is more relaxed. It's like that trust-fall game where someone stands behind you, promising to catch you as you blindly fall backward into his arms.

I've written several blog posts about faith and trust in God, but this one about Doubt might be of interest.

Good discussion!



Great analogy with China and the car/garage thing!


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meg said ...
Oh wow, I used to tell my kids when they were little that I have never been to China but I have faith & believe that it is there. Just because I've never seen China it doesn't mean that it's not there. I know that was simple but I do Believe & I have Faith.I also tell my Dad that just because I stand in the garage that doesn't make me a car, I am a Catholic too. Raised & married in a Catholic Church.Faith is a comfort I think.


smiley  Being in touch with our deepest self is very powerful, you're so right!


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Brenda said ...
  Great question! yes



Phew! Been there, done that!


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Richard said ...
especially when our own resources run dry


I know! That is such a wretched feeling when someone you trust totally betrays you. I'm not perfect either, but I do know how it feels to be so crushed.


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Kristi said ...
I have been burned by people I trusted. That's made me wary of trusting others.


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Reply by Bev

author of Evidence of Bev 7/22/2012 1:46:05 PM

I am like Kristi. My faith (which means believing) is in the One True God. And yes, faith or believing can make things happen.. for God meets our every need.


 

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Kristi said ...
My faith rests in the One True God who is above ALL things, loves me unconditionally, and has my best interest in mind.


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