Fear Ends Where Faith Begins ~ A#
It is far too easy to find the reason to not do things, than to do things.
There are two futures ahead for all of us. Neither of them have arrived. One is ruled by Faith and the other by Fear. One is a positive future full of dreams, ambitions, possibilities and conquests. The other is a darker shrinking future littered with despair, regret, unaccomplished tasks and untapped potential.
A long repeated ancient tale illustrates this:
An old Cherokee once taught his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is enslaved to anger, envy, regret, pride, self-pity, resentment, lies and Fear.”
“The other wolf is good, he runs free - he holds peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, generosity, truth and Faith.
The same fight is going on inside you boy – and inside every other person, too.”
His astute grandson mulled this over for a while and then asked, “Which wolf will win, grandfather?”
The old Cherokee replied, “The one that you feed."
Which wolf do you feed? Below are three hints:
Faith liberates, and
Fear ends where faith begins.
Faith delights to hold this familiar Christian axiom fast:
The impossible is available to those who rely on the eternal.
Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1)
Today's Soul Snippet:
"The Pharisees falsified the image of God into an eternal, small-minded bookkeeper whose favor could be won only by the scrupulous observance of laws and regulations." ~ Brennan Manning
Today's SoulSnack is a sermon extract from Dr Stuart Quarmby, with light SoulSupply edits, and reproduced with gracious permission.