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Faith And Moving Mountians

Updated on March 13, 2011

What Makes Up Faith

This is a short story from a bible Study guide that I read and I thought it full of useful information about understanding faith. Let me assure you that this is not my creation, but I do believe that it is consise in breaking down what faith is.

How would you define faith? How would you explain your faith to someone who is unchurched or a non-believer?

FAITH has three important facets of meaning: Belief, Trust and Commitment.

BELIEF

Atoms are the building blocks of all that is. Even though we have not seen them unless, we look into a microscope, we believe they do exist. Believing is accepting the reality of something based on an establish authority. We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. we believe Jesus really existed, walked the earth as the incarnate Son of God, and was resurrected on the third day. Even though none of us were actually there to witness the events ourselves, we believe based on an established authority. However, in Jesus' day, there were people who saw Him perform miracles, yet did not believe. They were missing the next element-trust.

TRUST

When you go to sit in down a chair, you probably don't think about whether it will hold you up before you sit. You trust the chair will keep you from hitting the ground. On the other hand, you also have a firm trust that without the chair, you have no power to levitate yourself off the floor. Trust in God means having faith that He is able to save us, as well as knowing we are not able to save ourselves. God invites us to trust our lives as well as our desires to Him. If He doesn't answer a prayer the way we want Him to, we trust that He has our best interest in mind. Faith focuses on God's willingness and ability to intervene in our lives. His ultimate intervention in our lives happened on the cross.

COMMITMENT

Commitment is the act of binding ourselves to a course of action. When we put our faith in God, we make a firm commitment to go to Him with the problems we encounter. Mark 11:22-23 does not refer to a literal mountain, but rather a problem or an issue that seems too large to overcome. Jesus' teaching assures us that all problems have a solution in God through faith. Commitment means responding to those problems in a Christlike way. What mountians are you facing today? Believe God will help you with them. Trust Him even when it seems He is not listening. And most of all, stay committed to Him.

"If anyone says to this Mountain, be lifted up and thrown into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what what he says will happen, it will be done for him."
"If anyone says to this Mountain, be lifted up and thrown into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what what he says will happen, it will be done for him."

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    Artin2010 7 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

    Thank you all for your comments. You are too kind. I wish you all glad tidings this holiday season. Peace and blessings!

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    DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

    Artin2010, Beautiful inspiring hub on Faith! Wonderful Job! Thank you for sharing & Blessings!

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    Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

    Faith is wonderful! Let me say it like this, it gives you HOPE! GREAT HUB my friend and Blessings!!!!

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    Judah's Daughter 7 years ago from Roseville, CA

    Without faith (in Christ), it is impossible to please God. By grace we are saved through faith (in Christ)!! Truly, we are not the One moving the mountains ~ our faith in Christ allows Him to move our mountains ~ Praise God! I so appreciate this wonderful message, brother. God bless you!

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    HOOWANTSTONO 7 years ago

    Just to think, it was Jesus Faith that saved us. Not ours

    Go well

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    beth811 7 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas

    Nice hub! These three - faith, belief and commitment must go together.

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    Gicky Soriano 7 years ago from California

    Artin2010, the three facets of faith, belief, trust and commitment, brings a depth of clarity to its meaning. A very helpful hub! God bless you.

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    Artin2010 7 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

    Friends, you'll have to excuse the ads, I've not become savvy in filtering what ads are placed on my hubs. But I'm working on it! Be assured. If I can't figure it all out, I will shut them off all together.

    Artin 2010