Living Faith - Haiku collection and a story

Living Faith - Haiku poems


Faith lifts me high.
Even when man lets me down.
Soaring as eagles!

Faith pulled me out,
From a bed of pain and doubt,
I walked by faith!

Moving all mountains,
That make life stand still,
Faith the leveller!

Erasing all fear,
A life full of hope is near,
Faith is my strong hold!

Miracles I see,
That often surpasses belief,
By implicit faith!

Beautiful life,
A future with hope,
In faith I live!

The Prayer by W.A, Bouguereau
The Prayer by W.A, Bouguereau

Living faith - living the faith


Faith is a lifestyle. Without faith there is no hope, no future. Faith is a matter of personal profession... but when we live a life of faith, it becomes a public profession of faith, you become the Living Gospel. Faith is something that comes, not with much studying and research, but with the ability to take God at His word, it requires that childlike quality in you.
Remember the words ‘Unless you become like little children you shall not enter the Kingdom of God’..Mat 18:3

A story of living faith

I remember a story of a man, a story which touched me and continues to touch people with whom I keep sharing this. This is a real life story of living faith.
There was a man from the slums of Mumbai, a man who was a hoodlum and a petty criminal. He was taken by his reformed friend to a house, where a preacher preached the word of God. The man was sniggering until he saw people walk out of their sick beds and wheelchairs. He did not understand much, as the preacher spoke in English, but was fascinated enough to ask his friend what the preacher prayed. He insisted that the man tell him the exact words.

The friend told him that the preacher used some Scriptures to pray,

a)For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am in their midst. Matt 18:20

b) Ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you Jn 15:7

The man went home knelt down and prayed sincerely. A little later he went out of his house on some errand, and met a man who was ill. He wanted to test his faith, so he prayed. He used the same words as the preacher and prayed like this “Dear God I do not know all the words that the preacher man said, but if you are God and you made him and I, now hear my prayer. Your Word says that “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am in their midst. now I thank you for being here, I don’t know about this healing business, since you also said “Ask anything of me and it shall be done for you”, now, heal this man right away”... and bang the man was healed. This man was so excited that he went around praying for people and people were healed... he continues to do so even today with his child like faith.
This simple, reformed, petty criminal has been my inspiration in many ways. People who know me, know this story and how this has changed my life...Living faith. Become the living Gospel!
God Bless!!

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Becky Katz 4 years ago from Hereford, AZ

Amen!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Beautiful sofs and I have to vote up up and away.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Loved it Sofs :)


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vasantha T k 4 years ago from Bangalore

nice poem . interesting


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Becky, And so shall it be :) Thank you, for saying Amen and endorsing the message. I appreciate that, God Bless!!


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Eiddwen, Thank you, for all the votes and have a blessed day!!


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Frank, Thank you for loving it. This is the simplest of all messages and yet the most profound. I appreciate your kind support :)


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Vasantha, I am glad that it held your attention and interest. Have a blessed day and God bless you :) Thank you!!


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timorous 4 years ago from Me to You

Lovely poem and a nice, inspiring story, sofs. Thanks for sharing it. Cheers :)


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Dim Flaxenwick 4 years ago from Great Britain

Wow! What a story.

Thank you for sharing such an uplifting event with us.


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Oh wow, this is something... I didn't expect a comment on this one,,,, thank you... for drawing inspiration...God Bless you my friend!! Cheers:)


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Dim Flaxenwick, I am glad that you can see the story for what it is... living faith :) Thank you :) I appreciate that very much!!


rekha 4 years ago

Even when you first told me about this person it was surprising. How nice to have a simple mind like this person.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Such a beautiful Haiku and the story is a wonderful example of childlike faith. It is so easy to lose faith in these trying times, so much turmoil around the world, but reading your little story reminds us how important faith is..Thank you Dear one....


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Rekha, You know me and you know my stories well... I have been astounded by the man's simple and childlike faith... and this has been the greatest moving factor in my life... I couldn't but share it with my story of faith...they are so interlinked ... Glad you read it again... Thank you sweetie :)


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Ruby, when I see this man I understand why Jesus chose twelve village folks and fishermen... True, it is so easy to lose your faith in times such as these...but then the Word of God says fight your fight of faith... hold on to the end... Thank you for giving this simple story your time and thought....God Bless you dear Ruby ..It is always a pleasure to hear from you!


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

This is just so sweet Sofs , it's a nice read and of all the things in this world that people has , that truly missing link is always faith , and we continue to see , that these same things were happening even in the days of Jesus , it is to tell you than man is man.

Thanks for sharing.

Bless.


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sofs 4 years ago Author

Sky9106, thank you. I really mean that I walked physically by faith.. I was confined to a life of partial mobility and faith changed my world. One needs to taste and see that faith works and only those who even attempt to try faith can see it work... Believe and you shall see the glory of God!! Faith .... :) loved your comment :) God bless :)

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