Believing is Seeing

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).

Today’s heading is my attempt a play on words based on a popular phrase which says that ‘seeing is believing.’ People mean that they have to see something to believe it, or that they need physical proof to determine that something exists. Based on our world system, people are trained from an early age to require physical proof. Scientists ask for empirical evidence which is information gained by observation or experimentation. This is why some people who study science struggle to believe in God. Faith has a way of turning man made principles on their heads.

Faith requires that you believe without the evidence of sight. Not a physical sight in fact, but having spiritual sight which stems from insight. This spiritual sight is gained through our understanding of the word and faith. “The entrance of thy words giveth light; It giveth understanding unto the simple” (Psalm 119:130). Faith increases through our hearing and understanding of the word. If you can conceive a thing in your heart and mind, then it will come to pass. This relates to having a vision of what we want to see manifest. Even scientists can agree around planning and having a vision.

The interesting thing is that scientists need a vision to create new inventions. Having any type of vision requires faith in the unseen. Habakkuk said, “And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it” (Habakkuk 2:2). Many people who don’t believe in God will agree around being optimistic and also around the law of attraction. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he”(Proverbs 23:7). Many biblical thoughts and ideas shape modern thoughts and theories. Many new age ideas borrow principles from the bible without giving credit to God or to the prophets.

To summarise, we have to believe in order to see the manifestation of things that require faith. There are many basic things that we don’t need faith to see because these things are visible. It takes faith to believe for finances when your bank balance is low. You need faith for healing when the doctor’s report says that you are sick. You need faith for the promotion when your company says that there is no money in the budget. You need faith to believe for the salvation of a loved one whose heart is hardened. Faith activates the impossible and brings into reality those things that we cannot see.

A.P.-Y.

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