Speak In Faith

Years ago, a speaker (forgotten his name) came to my previous company to speak on the subject of “faith”. While he was certainly not referring to the faith of the biblical kind, he did tried to invoke beliefs from various religious systems (including Christianity) to stress upon the importance of “having faith”.

Then at one point, he asked the audience, “What is faith?” As most of us were either too lazy to put up our hands (as most locals do) or was expecting him to answer his own question (as most speakers do), there was silence, 

Before long, an elderly gentleman in the front row, perhaps hoping to help the speaker out, duly replied, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (NKJ Heb 11:1)”  There was silence again, but this time it was from the speaker. Apparently, it was not the answer he was expecting.

After taking a moment to recover from the unexepected reply, he did a bit of double-talk and proceeded to give us his own definition of “faith” which, as far as I could recall, was totally lost on us, the rest of his presentation didn’t really matter from there onwards (till this day, I still have no recollection of what was he really talking about).

Anyway, the point of this entry is not on what faith is, but rather on what faith does. ie. if one has “faith”, what would one do? Well, the answer is in the Bible too…

It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak, (NIV 2 Cor 4:13)

Broadcast your faith!!


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