This week Sally has asked us to 'Have Faith'.
Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
Faith is used in so many different ways but you can't have faith, keep faith or be faith. Faith is not passive, it's an action word. It's defined as believing or trusting.
Belief can stand without faith, but faith contains belief. It is an action which continues to happen because we're confident that the belief is true.
Faith is not merely a mental conviction. Faith, in order to be valid, must act.
Prayer is an act of personal dialogue with the Divine, whether you call that entity Jehovah, Allah, God or even if you have no name. Prayer is the way to renewal and a spiritual life. Prayer brings strength, refreshment and joy. Prayer lifts us up from our isolation to a concious, loving communion with the Divine. Prayer is a spiritual breathing of the soul.
An ancient theologian once said, "When I prayed I was new, but when I stopped praying I became old."