Often I hear people saying: “I have been going to the church and nothing is happening.” Sentences like: “God doesn’t hear me; I don’t deserve; Who am I; I’m a sinner, It’s to hard; I don’t have this; My faith is little; That’s not for me” are just an excuse to justify the lack of God’s power in their lives.
Isn’t that peculiar? Why then are those that testify about God’s greatness in their lives? What makes the difference?
Well, the difference lies on how you are using your faith: Religiously or Intelligently.
The Religious faith:
- It’s all about theory
- Complains about the problems
- The person is on the comfort zone, no risks whatsoever
- Fearful and doubtful
- Accepts mediocrity and life not so bad
- Gives up
- No commitment
- Follows the normal procedures
The Intelligent faith:
- It’s all bout deeds/Actions
- Seeks an alternative for the problems
- Takes risks by faith
- Bold and courageous
- Fights to excel in life
- Compromise with God’s word
- Does the abnormal
Let’s see some examples:
- Noah that build an ark by God’s commandment and saved his family
- Abraham that sacrificed his son on the Altar
- Moses who defied pharaoh and open the red sea
- Joshua who marched around the walls of Jericho and they collapsed
- Elijah who defied the profits of Ball and sacrifice the bull on the altar, asking God’s fire from heavens
- David who fought against goliath and overcame him
- Queen Esther that enter the king’s presence defying death
- Blind Bartimaeus who stand up and cried out
- The paralytic men who go trough the ceiling
- The hemorrhagic women that touched Jesus garment
Anything common in all this people?
Certainly!….Faith with deeds, actions, obedience and Sacrifice. Doing the abnormal, going against the odds, doing the “Forbidden”.
What kind of faith do you have?
20 But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect?