Having grown up in a Southern Baptist Church, I was pretty much force fed words like, “faith”, “having faith in God”, and “God”. However, after church, we would go home and live our regular, dysfunctional lives. I wasn’t ever actually taught the concepts that were being crammed down my throat every time the doors to the church opened. My adoptive Mother, who supposedly had the faith of Noah, died of cancer when I was an early teen. I watched her praying for life and God took it anyway. Things like this would happen to make me even more confused about what having faith in God is all about. I didn’t figure this out until I was fully grown and read quotes like the below:
Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry. – Oliver Cromwell
Having faith in God does not mean never standing up for yourself, never standing your ground, or just sitting back and never taking any kind of action. It also doesn’t mean that bad things will never happen to you or those around you. Oliver Cromwell speaks it quite clearly in the above quote. Yesterday we talked about the need for action in making our dreams come true. Today I suggest that we take that action we learned about yesterday and combine it with some faith. That is the winning combination. Action without faith, or faith without action will never work. Ask for what you want, believe you can have it, wait for inspired action and then, by all means, get up and go do it. Having faith in God merged with action will make your dreams come true…every time. I have faith in you and your dreams!