Does the power of “belief” make things possible?
In this climate of extensive knowledge, numerous explorations into what is humanly possible and proven usefulness of technology, could a simple thing like belief enable accomplishment or the lack thereof foil it? (Wow a long sentence huh?) The powers of suggestion, perceptions and belief have been considered for thousands of years. Battles have been won or lost because participants held a perception critical to the outcomes. New discoveries have been made because someone sought them no matter what the perceived chances were in accomplishing the discovery.
Jesus walked upon the water . . . .
Peter did for a moment . . .
Matthew 14:27-31 ESV
There is a famous quote attributed to Jesus that illustrates the power of Belief without ambiguity:
Matthew 17:20 ESV
He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”
God has gifted humans with intelligence, wisdom and skills . . .
Christians have been behind many things that have been a benefit for humanity – visit this link for more information: http://www.cmf.org.uk/resources/publications/content/?context=article&id=827
Some people have demonstrated their gifts in magnificent ways . . .
Proverbs 3:5 ESV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
On a more personal level have you had prayers answered; of course yes: sometimes the answer is yes, maybe, wait or no (all are valid answers).
I do not lay claim that the best I have acquired, achieved or accomplished in my lifetime is my doing but, what good things I have benefitted from clearly has come from GOD – of this I am sure.
I believe the most self centered and egotistical person will one day discover the source of creativity, skill, good fortune and achievement, ultimately has come from GOD.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (a favorite verse)
If you trust GOD you will see that GOD demonstrates Love for us in many ways . . .
Matthew 7:11 ESV
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
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