In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Image Search.”
What is it that establishes Faith? Faith is belief in something even though it is not seen. Most definitions I found equate faith to religious means, but I think it goes deeper than that. Faith doesn’t only need to be found in spirituality or religion. Faith in your partner. Faith in your relationships. Faith in your abilities. These are phrases that people use as well.
How is faith established? Belief in something even though it is not seen. So, if a person has faith, why do they get divorced? If we have belief in evidence that is not seen, our partner can be truly terrible to us and we would still love them because we have faith. Right?
Faith Established? I don’t believe faith can be established. I believe it can be ripped to shreds, but as a beginning point of faith, I don’t believe there ever truly is one. Faith, Just IS. You either let your belief speak for a person or you don’t. If you have faith, then you will see beyond a persons actions. Faith gets right into the literal heart of the matter. A person’s actions speak louder than words, right? Well, then true FAITH should eradicate any conviction of wrong doing. And if convictions of wrong doing disappears the only thing that remains is forgiveness.
Faith cannot be established. It just is. Faith, for me, is in the same wheelhouse as love. Faith hopes all things, Endures ALL THINGS. It is my belief that if one truly has faith then one should give and receive Agape love, which is a love that is given even when it is not deserved. God’s love is Agape Love, in that He sent His Only Son, Jesus to take the punishment of Hell that we all deserve. THAT is real love. Love that stays!
No matter how someone treats you, whether it be a spouse, or a friend, or even someone you don’t know– Stay! Show them love. It will eventually win over. Remember the events on Calvary? Jesus was nailed to a cross between two criminals. These two men were getting the deserved punishment for their crimes, but Jesus? Jesus hadn’t done anything but spoken out against the religious leaders of the day and proved their way of thinking wrong. He took death and a cross, for you, for me, for all of us. He gave His Life when He did not have to! THAT IS AGAPE LOVE AND THAT IS FAITH!
He had faith that there would be those in the future who would accept his gift of eternal salvation through what He did. Even if only one person in all of humanity after the act of Agape Love He gave accepted His Free Gift of Eternal Salvation, He would have done it anyway. For even just ONE! But His faith in that was established even before there was time. Because He is eternal He Knew.
Faith Is, or Faith Isn’t. But then, How do new people come to realize they have to place their faith in Jesus? I believe somewhere deep within their spirit they already all know. They just finally reach a place where they accept it, because it just is. Faith Is. In our human minds it needs to be established, but in the realm of Eternity, it just is. What are your thoughts on this? I would love to hear from you.