What is Faith?
Faith does not come by reasoning. Faith comes by trusting what your mind conceives to be illogical. This is the problem most of Israel had when Jesus walked the streets. Even though He did many miracles before their eyes, they would not believe He was God even with the miracles.
Even today, we have technology galore to see out past our nearest stars to prove creation. We have close to home all the creation itself. Take your microscopes which are so powerful that they are now finding more components of the simple atom. Did you know that in the middle of an atom there can to be seen a particle in the shape of a cross. Does that not make you go hmmmmmmm !!!
Getting back to creation. We all know that nothing is made from nothing. Everything in existence had to have had a beginning. You see a watch on a man’s arm. Logically we surmise that a watchmaker made the watch. A house built need carpenters to build the house.
So why should we believe that everything in the known universe and beyond just happened by chance by way of a primordial mud. Where did this mud come from. It had to have had a beginning, or a creator.
When Jesus turned the water into wine, where did the yeast suddenly come from to make the wine? Could it be that Jesus was whom He said He was? Whom else but God could create something out of nothing.
The problem is not that one does not have enough of a mind to combine reason with faith, the problem is a lack of faith, a lack of understanding, a lack of want to believe that what is unseen can be real.
Using an illustration by Jesus Himself. We believe wind exists even though we cannot see it.
Long before the discovery of penicillin, scientist believed in something smaller than the human eye could see. With the creation of a microscope, the human eye was now able to see what could not be seen before.
Likewise we are unable to see God, because He is spirit. We cannot see a spirit yet we believe a spirit does exist. After all, does not a single human consist of a body soul and spirit? Who can deny it? Even though we cannot see it, we believe. What mind can see how the human mind, the brain works. Where are the wheels, and sensors to make it work. We cannot see it, but we know it works. Could not God be the originator and the one in control of our minds?
The problem is again not that we need to reason, but to believe what the mind cannot see. To try to reason out what the mind cannot conceive and see is to drive one away from truths that exists and to drive one to insanity.
We are the Sheep of His Pasture