Peace Keeper #2- Having & Using Faith, Part 1 (TMF:710)

Peace to Live By: Peace Keeper #2- Having & Using Faith, Part 1 (TMF:710) - Daniel Litton
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       Number Two: Having faith and taking leaps of faith when necessary. “What is faith? It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead” (Hebrews 11:1, TLB). A lot of people in our world today are pessimists. Most of the time, they just don’t think the best, or good will happen. And then there are those who call themselves the realists. These are the people who say there are neither optimistic or pessimistic, but that they see things in a realistic light. I am confident to say today that God wants us to optimists, to be full of hope. We cannot have faith if we are pessimists or realists, but only if we are optimists. Saying, “Well, its possible this could happen, and it may or may not happen” is not being hopeful. That’s a realist’s attitude. The best thing to say is, “I believe that the best is going to happen and that everything is going to be good.” That’s a hopeful attitude. Remember what Jesus said in Matthew chapter 8? He said, “let it be done for you as you have believed” (ESV). Now, that’s optimistic and having faith!