Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.Hebrews 11:1
If faith by definition is substance or evidence, that means it is tangible. It is not a feeling or a hope, but an action based upon what is believed to be true. Every miracle has that moment where we are asked to do what we can, and God does what we cannot. Moses could raise his staff, and God parted the Red Sea. David was willing to confront Goliath with what he had, stones and a sling shot, and God made sure the stone struck the target. In the New Testament, ten thousand were fed when a child’s lunch was given and blessed. Each time there is a small act of faith that brings about God’s supernatural response, even if that act of faith is an honest heartfelt prayer.
In a sense, this puppy is a good illustration of faith. It can wait expectantly, waiting for the one who guides to take hold of the leash and lead.~ Pastor Bob Barnett
Have a Little Faith: A True Storyby Mitch Albom
“Clear some space on your bookshelf for Mitch Albom’s, Have a Little Faith, the story of a faith journey that could become a classic. Those who were born into faith, have lost faith, or are still searching will all be engaged and challenged by this powerful story of “”finding faith”” in relationships with others and with something greater than ourselves. Never satisfied with easy answers or soft platitudes, Mitch explores some of life’s greatest mysteries and unanswered questions with great honesty, depth and self reflection.” (Jim Wallis, CEO and Founder of Sojourners and author of The Great Awakening)
Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fearby Max Lucado
Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear.
They’re talking layoffs at work, slowdowns in the economy, flare-ups in the Middle East, turnovers at headquarters, downturns in the housing market, upswings in global warming. The plague of our day, terrorism, begins with the word terror. Fear, it seems, has taken up a hundred-year lease on the building next door and set up shop. Oversized and rude, fear herds us into a prison of unlocked doors. Wouldn’t it be great to walk out?
Battlefield of the Mind Book & CDby Joyce Meyer
Do you struggle with thoughts of insecurity, worry or anxiousness? If so, how would you like to replace them with thoughts of confidence, peace and joy? You can do it, but you need to let the Holy Spirit fight the battle for you.
Encouragement Changes Everything: Bless and Be Blessedby John C. Maxwell
Lives are changed-from the simple to the dramatic-through the miracle of encouragement. Encouragement is an essential nutrient of growing a positive attitude and improving life, and providing that encouragement benefits both the giver and the receiver(s). The world’s foremost leadership expert, John Maxwell, offers practical advice on how to effectively provide the kind of encouragement that transforms individuals, families, churches, and work teams into happier, healthier, more affirming networks. Encouragement Changes Everything focuses on the importance of valuing and growing relationships. This is the perfect gift for people to share and enjoy in either personal or professional contexts.