“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
We all live by faith. Where do you place your faith? It is a question I sometimes have to ask myself when I begin to worry and get anxious about something or someone. Am I placing my faith in the external world, wishing for good outcomes? Or am I placing it in the One Presence and Power, God, where all things are possible? Our faith is shaped by our perceptions, our convictions, and our expectancies. All of which we can change, can transform through choosing the path of faith of greater Truth. Our co-founder of the Unity movement, Charles Fillmore, defines faith as “…the perceiving power of the mind linked with a power to shape substance. It is spiritual assurance, the power to do the seemingly impossible. It is a deeper inner knowing that that which is sought is already ours for the taking, the “assurance of things hoped for.”
My faith continues to expand and deepen as I continue to practice it, to let go and trust. Now, I’m not anywhere near having the type of faith Daniel did in the lion’s den. But I practice it through prayer and meditation, through my conscious awareness of my thoughts, word, and actions. I continue to walk the path of Faith and my life continues to increase with and into the flow of good for I know that all things are possible with God.
Love, Light, & Sparkles,
Rev. Carol Moncada