Faith is what enables us to keep making right choices even if our bright future is a little slow in coming! For many of us, we have been making wrong choices for a long time: we should give God at least as much time to get us through and beyond negative consequences as we did arriving at them! Faith helps us to keep plodding on while we are still recovering from setbacks that hide our actual progress.
Faith is EVIDENCE, an INNER CONVICTION that you and I WILL receive what is promised when we make good choices. Without Faith, it is difficult to make investments in our families by doing things that don’t come naturally to us (relationships take hard work!), stick to nutrition with the preparation of our food (it’s too easy to get off track with so many unhealthy-yet-convenient options!), and make time to celebrate in ways that encourage right choices (it requires research, creativity, and preparation). Yet Faith motivates us beyond our comfort zones in all these areas to make changes that we will be pleased with the results of.
Deep down, you and I are changing even if we are impatient with the results. Faith helps us to stay excited and motivated. That’s why Faith is such a large portion of the posts on A Helping of Hope! I know I can’t make lasting progress in the other three areas (Family, Food, Fun) without depending on the presence of God and the promises in the Bible. As my faith increases, my capacity to make right choices increases and my future gets brighter!
I hope you find the following resources helpful in increasing your faith and focusing on the hope that is before us if we follow after God:
How has faith helped you to grow closer to your family, eat better food, and have more fun?
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