Tuesday, February 7, 2012

What is Faith?


Many years ago, I taught a song to Primary children about faith and how faith was like a seed and if they planted it the seed would grow. The song was cute and the kids loved to sing it. That song taught what faith is. The picture above shows how faith develops, but it leaves out an important step and that's . . . work. You have to work to develop faith. You know the saying, faith without works is dead. As I've grown older I can see the truth in those words. I found the perfect example this last weekend.

On the weekends my daughter and I usually go to a movie. We went to a couple, but the one I enjoyed most was Big Miracle. As I've thought about the movie I realized why I liked it so much was because the plot revolved around people having faith that they could save three grey whales. This movie showed if you ask for help, work very hard, and believe . . . you'll be successful.

And that in a nutshell is faith; asking, working, believing, and then finally seeing the end result.

The movie was based on a true story. I thought you might like to see the trailer.



This month on my blog I'm going to focus on faith.

Faith in your life.

Faith in your writing.

And faith in a loving Heavenly Father.

How do you explain faith? Why do you think faith is important? 



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6 comments:

  1. Faith is awesome. What a wonderful thing to focus on in February. Thanks.

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  2. Kathi, This is a biggie...its complicated but yet simple.
    Faith to me is knowing it will get done, we dont have to make it happen, trust the one who makes it happen and believe.
    I have Faith that God Loves me -He asked that I love him and others.
    Without Faith life would be like food not seasoned.

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  3. Carol,
    I'm glad you like it. Faith is something we all share though in different ways. Thanks for dropping by.

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  4. Paula,
    You're right. Faith can be complicated, but it is also very simple. After a person has done everything possible toward a dream, they do have to give it over to a higher power and trust that somehow it will happen. Indeed, life would be flavorless without a good dose of faith.

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  5. I agree with Carol. In Feb, faith is a good thing to focus on. I have faith that spring is just around the corner! :)

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  6. Cindy:
    That's a good one. I have faith in spring as well.

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