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Faith. Universal. Life Changing Faith.

Updated on August 8, 2017
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John has traveled to more than 400 countries and territories. A student of Human behavior, philosophy and religion, Christianity mainly.

Faith is Formative and a developer of Great community.

When one deigns to look at "Faith" one can put many slants on the interpretation of what the word means. What is meant when we say 'He / She has strong Faith', 'Their Faith is Unshakeable', 'Her Faith makes her very Spiritual'; what do we mean. Faith is much more than a belief System and cannot be described by just the saying of "I Believe". Real Faith cannot be forced or indeed bought. It also will not be coerced or tortured into being. Faith is also a very personal attribute. Faith is a wonderful life encompassing virtue. It will show up in the morals and character of those people that do have the good fortune to be given a strong faith. Faith requires us to share with, but not to force on, others our feelings of FAITH. We share our "Faith" more by our "Attitudes" and "Actions" than we do by our "Words". Our "Character" is what will cause others to pause, to wonder. Our "Character' demonstrates our "Faith" and shines forth in our "Attitudes" and "Actions". People with strong "Faith" will "Walk" the "Walk" not just "Talk" the "Talk". They will put their actions where their mouth is. They speak less and do more. The one outstanding "Light" that they possess is "Grace" in "Abundance".

Faith. (Further Thoughts On.)

If you ask a hundred people what is Faith you are more than likely to be given a hundred very different opinions. Most of those opinions would be a definition of what one means when one says that "he or She" believes. Yet "Faith" is much more than belief and much deeper. Faith does not come from the brain or indeed from the intellect or our wealth of "knowledge". Faith is an internalized function that is from the very depth of the soul, from the heart, from the very gut itself. Faith is gut knowledge, heart Knowledge, "Soul" Knowledge manifesting itself in our own world. Faith is the light shining forth from our very essence. True "Faith" is not easy to gain and comes only when the "heart" and "Spirit" are awakened and united. Faith is a very (welcome) grace given to us all when we actively seek and ask for it. Here are a few more thoughts on what "Faith" is and why we should ask for it. Strive for it.

F. Fact.. Faith is a fullness of Spirit. A spiritually established Fact.

A. Active assurance.. Faith has an active acceptance of heart, stomach knowledge.

I.. Internalized. Faith manifests in the hearts interior and shows in the external.

T.. Truth.. Faith has a truth that is strong. Can not be shaken. Invincible.

H.. Hope.. Hope is the substance that animates, projects, builds and develops "Faith."

As the quote from "Saint Paul" shows once we have faith it is unshakeable. We may have doubts that will appear but our (Faith) will overcome those doubts. Faith being whole, being "knowledge", Spiritual "knowledge", will only get stronger as we grow. Faith will shower us with a good many blessings as our "Spirituality" is fully developed. Humanity needs "Faith".

I reiterate Saint Paul's definition.

{"Faith is the substance of THAT hoped for. The Evidence of things not SEEN."} Faith is grace that all "Humanity" is offered and we have the freedom to accept. When we do accept and we do adopt "Faith" the pitfalls of life are minimized and our worries and pains from all stress are made to be weak and "Bearable". We can fully incorporate into our "Belief System" the lesson given by the short statement - (This too shall pass). There is always a light at the end of a tunnel. we will then give thought to the fact that always [Daylight] follows [Night Time] that the time of light follows the time of darkness and darkness follows light. We need both. The planet needs them and also so does the Animal kingdom. Embrace with courage and grace Both the times of Pain and the times of Joy and good fortune. Have Faith in a better Future. Believe in good times to come. Embrace all that life offers you with joy and in peace. Know that you are special. Faith in GOD gives you Faith in yourself (You know that in all of life, this truth holds, "God is with you"). "Faith in God" does develop our Hope and will increase our ability to reach out to ourselves and others with love and fullness of faithful Hope. !!!!HAVE FAITH!!!!!

In building and growing our "Faith" we do have to take an active part. We have to look. We have to search. We have to reach out and up. We must be ready to accept this wonderful gift.


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      John Ward 6 months ago

      Thank you Yves. God Bless and Hold you forever in his embrace.

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      Yves 8 months ago

      My favorite bible verse is: Have faith in God.

      A lovely work you've done here, John. I appreciate your quoting St. Paul. He was a man who suffered greatly for his belief in Jesus Christ. One of the truly great men of all time.

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      Kathleen Kerswig 2 years ago

      It warms my heart to know that others see it too. Blessings!

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      John w. 2 years ago

      One can always sense and feel the Faith of a person that has strong Faith. Real Faith Definitely is visible and more than just seeing. Kathleen WE do need Faith and I think because we are all searching for it then we see it, feel it, and touch it when we meet a person with a strong Faith.

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      Kathleen Kerswig 2 years ago

      I can see it in the eyes - when I meet someone who has a strong faith, it is obvious in the way they speak and act. In my experience, I have met people from many different backgrounds. They do not all believe in the same God but they have a faith that looks good on them. They wear it well. Personally, I don't care what your definition is of a Higher Power. It is simply beautiful to see a person's faith personified in how they live. Thanks for sharing!

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      John Ward 2 years ago from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

      I see the word "are" has vanished from my comment. The comment should have read.- (When we give up on "Faith" we are somewhat Less/

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Excellent, we can never have enough focus on faith.

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      John Ward 2 years ago from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

      Faith is one of the graces needed for a good life.