|Posted by elevenfive on October 1, 2019 at 8:45 PM|
Thomas was the curious patient who tip-toed away from Lady Luck to another land higher and deeper: Faith. This story is from the collection of new Christian Parables called Faith and The Blindfold. If you haven't read this parable yet, get it free today on any eBook or Kindle Device. You'll experience the same 17 scriptures in our story order, and in our animated way (called WordPlay!). Family Skits, Symbolism, and Book Discussion Question are all included. Enjoy! But don't tell your friends the surprise ending, okay?
A man's free will can actually be a disadvantage if they have the wrong self-perception because "as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7)." Doubt limits potential to succeed and increases your appetite to worry. And this will cause you to redefine your boundaries, and mistake every grape for a sour grape. And without knowing it, you've outfoxed yourself into a realm of doubt! Ready to outsmart this dilema (like Dedra did from her story)? Ready to overcome a faith phobia? Begin with biblical reflexes here:
Scriptures on Faith
I Corinthians 2:5
That your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God
I Corinthians 16:13
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
II Corinthians 1:24
Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are fellow workers for your joy; for by faith you stand.
II Corinthians 5:7
For we walk y faith, not by sight.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.
Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
I John 5:4
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith.
So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
I Peter 5:9
Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experience by your brotherhood in the world.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
I Thessalonians 3:7
Therefore, brethren, in all our affliction and distress we were comforted concerning you by your faith.
II Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race. I have kept the faith.
Faith & The Blindfold
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