4 Facts about Faith


Usually we think that faith is revealed in right doctrine and moral behavior. But faith is exhibited is evident in other ways as well.

Faith is committed to high ideals.

People of faith will not allow their principles to be compromised. Are your values, your convictions, being breached? Remember that if you lose your character you have lost everything that matters.

Faith is revealed in adverse conditions.

People of faith are never victims of circumstances, but victors over circumstances. Are you allowing setbacks and obstacles to discourage you? Remember that God is bigger than your unfavorable circumstances.

Faith is optimistic about tomorrow.

People of faith know that when one door is shut another door that is bigger and wider a little farther down the road will be opened. Are you pessimistic about tomorrow? Keep your eye on the Light to see the glimmer come peeking through from the crack in the door of your next opportunity.

Faith is persisting when we don’t feel like it.

People of faith know that feelings are like a caboose on a train, present but not essential to the ultimate arrival of the objective. Are you doubtful? Keep your head up and your faith intact. God is not through with you yet. Even when you don’t feel him, he’s there with you and for you.

How’s your faith?

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About Rick Ezell

I am a husband, father, pastor, and writer. This blog is about shaping character, transforming church, and impacting culture. I believe that if one defines their moments then their moments will determine their character and their character will influence their world. I write on personal development, church leadership, and our changing culture. I also write about the resources I am developing and the books I am writing. My goal is to create challenging, relevant, and inspiring content that will help you be a better person, the church be a better parish, and the world a better place. If you are interested in those things, this blog is for you. I have served the church my entire career as a student minister and senior pastor. I studied at Samford University, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Northern Baptist Theological Seminary (eventually I will get it). I have written eight books. My most recent ones are Chapter 13: The Excellence of Love and Soul Therapy: The Healing Words of Psalm 23. Both are available as eBooks. I have written over 1000 articles for various local, regional, and national publications. I have been married to Cindy for thirty-three years. We have one wonderful daughter. We live in Greenville, SC. In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, running, tennis, and golf. You can contact me via email or follow me on Twitter or Facebook. This is my personal blog. The opinions I express here do not necessarily represent those of my employer. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, correctness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.
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