Facilitating Faith

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Walking out “faith” can lead people to do some interesting things.  Faith without deeds is dead, however, there seems to be a fine line between “faith” and “foolishness.” Let’s consider a pastor I met last year while traveling, who had faith, and put it into action. Upon purchasing a plot…

Walking out “faith” can lead people to do some interesting things.  Faith without deeds is dead, however, there seems to be a fine line between “faith” and “foolishness.”
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Let’s consider a pastor I met last year while traveling, who had faith, and put it into action.

Upon purchasing a plot of land, but not able to afford the entire piece, a pastor registers for a property title at a local office. In “faith” he submits a survey for the title that includes the land he did not yet purchase. This action was generated from the belief that God would provide. Plus, a second trip to the titling office would not be necessary when it happens!

Faith without deeds is dead! (James We also have the tension of a congruent reality, if we don’t first count the cost we venture into foolishness. (Luke 24:)

Haiti school dedication ribbon cutting.

Haiti school dedication ribbon cutting.

Here are 4 ways you can Facilitate Faith, and avoid foolishness:

  1. Investigate: Before your faith can lead to great success, the task and it’s challenges must first be recognized. Nehemiah built the wall around Jerusalem, but not before investigating the task in the night. – Nehemiah 2:11-15
  2. Ask for Wisdom: God will direct your steps, his wisdom is available to you! – James 1:5
  3. Plan and be flexible: Many are the plans in a mans heart, but! – Proverbs 19:21
  4. Take Action: Counting the cost is required, but you rarely have every resource in hand or every detail lined out. Let your faith drive you to Godly action from a source of Godly wisdom!
Haiti dedication students

Students at a Haiti school dedication.

We love our role in God’s mission with Builders International to partner with those who have great faith, and supporting them in the role of counting the cost and planning the efforts to literally “facilitate faith”.

What action is your faith driving you to take?

May God give you the courage in 2014 to ignore fear, dust off hesitation and Facilitate Faith by your actions!

 

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