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Popular ballads, advertisements, celebrity testimonials, and politicians all extol the merits of faith. Some encourage us to "keep the faith." Others to "just believe." But belief in itself is empty. Like little children putting their faith in Santa Claus or the tooth fairy, we can believe with all of our heart that something good will happen – and be gravely disappointed. The results of our faith do not depend as much on how deeply we believe as on the object of our faith.
Several years ago, a farming community found itself in the midst of a drought. The once hearty soil had become as hard as bronze in the unrelenting sun. The parched crops lay wilted, and the anxious farmers grumbled at the incessantly cloudless skies. Finally, the ministers of the community scheduled an hour of prayer in the town square at noon on a Saturday. They encouraged the townspeople to bring objects representing their faith as inspiration.
On Saturday, the town square was brimming with people. Their faces filled with anticipation, their hearts hopeful, they clutched their "objects of faith" – Bibles, crosses, and other various items.
The hour of prayer ended and, as if on command, clouds appeared and a gentle rain began to fall. The townspeople cheered and held up their treasured objects in praise and thankfulness to God. In the middle of the joyous crowd, one object of faith stood out from the others. A nine-year-old child had brought an umbrella.
In whom or what do you believe? Do you act on that belief? The only One who is infinitely worthy of our wholehearted trust is our faithful God. When we actively place our faith in Him, the result is supernatural.
Your View of God Really Matters ...
When you believe God for something, do you "bring your umbrella," so to speak? Do you prepare for rain? Remember, actions speak louder than words.
Learn more about God’s character at Discover God, by Bright Media Foundation, an affiliate of Cru.
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Bright Media Foundation is an affiliate of Cru.
Bill Bright (founder of Campus Crusade for Christ) commissioned son Brad Bright to create DiscoverGod.com, a site devoted to helping people discover more about God's true character. Visitors can access devotionals, free book downloads, and family activities.
Look at the beauty and intricacies in your corner of the Earth; marvel at the genius of the design. How comforting it is to know that the God of creation is concerned with my well-being.
Some might give their lives for good people, but God sent His Son to die for sinners, including the ones who put that Son on the cross. No higher demonstration of love is possible.
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