“Activating Daring Faith”
Where there is no faith, there are no miracles. Daring faith is the key to miracles in your life.
Faith is BELIEVING when I don’t see it. (Hebrews 11:1)
Faith is obeying when I don’t understand it. (Hebrews 11:7,8)
Faith is GIVING when I don’t have it. (Hebrews 11:4)
Faith is PERSISTING when I don’t feel like it. (Hebrews 11:27)
Faith is THANKING GOD before I receive it. (Hebrews 11:30)
If you wait until after a prayer has been answered to thank God, that’s gratitude, but it’s not faith. Faith is thanking God that the answer is already on its way, even before you see it.
Faith is TRUSTING if I don’t get it. (Hebrews 11:38-40; 1 Peter 1:7)
God is more interested in your character than your comfort. He is more interesting in making you holy than making you happy. So sometimes He gives you the ability to handle trials instead of removing them from your life.
Excerpt from Daring Faith by Rick Warren