What’s the Deal With Faith?

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

– Hebrews 11:1

Today we continue our exploration of belief in taking things from the realm of the impossible to reality. For new Christians, this can be a bit of a struggle. There are a lot of people who are learning about our faith and don’t really understand this aspect of it. The questions are: How does faith work? What is the deal with faith? What’s this idea of believing in something that you cannot see clearly? There’s this invisible idea that I don’t understand. Why is it there? For answers, let’s think of faith from the perspective of a creator, like an artist or architect.

If you’re an artist, it’s easy for you to understand since you’re a creator. And whatever kind of creator you are, you take something invisible and turn it into something real. Take for instance our church building or wherever you are sitting right now. It once existed only in someone’s imagination. Whenever someone designs a building, a car, or invents something, they sit down with a blank sheet of paper, a pencil and draw the vision. And out of their imagination comes a magnificent structure or an invention. It’s amazing!

Friend, this is true of every great creation, every symphony, sonnet, work of art, statue, or invention. They all came from the realm of the invisible to the visible, from the realm of the spirit or imagination into material and physical reality. These are all great reflections of faith. Someone believed first, and then they saw an idea, an invention, or a creative strategy. Someone had a picture of it in their mind or heart, and then made it into a reality. And this is what it means today to be a woman or a man of faith.


Father, thank you for giving me creative ideas and strategies.


Have you walked in faith with a creative idea or strategy?

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  1. If anyone has witnessed healing firsthand it’s unmistakable. The late Kathyrn Kuhlman amazed detractors when they witnessed healings before their eyes. When medical confirmation supported these unquestionable, unexplainable healings the very detractors became believers in Jesus Christ and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Notably they believed in the power of the Holy Spirit and not the power of Kathryn Kuhlman! The healing happens and by faith we believe.

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