Standing on our faith
October is a month that holds a special place in my heart. First and most important it was the month in which I was born. Then in October of 1998, I wrote my first article in the Daily Dispatch; thus beginning my journey as a faith page writer.
The very first article was about faith and I quoted the following scripture: “For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith,” Mark 11:22-23
As I reach this fifteen year milestone, I would like to recap a few facts that were the basis for that first article.
In Otisville, N.Y., (a mountainous terrain) I went through a stop light that was on a steep hill without knowing there was a tremendous drop. My son, who was a passenger at the time, bounced to the roof of the car with his seatbelt on and was scared out of his wits. I immediately prayed and remembered asking God to protect us from any harm the drop may have caused and also move that mountain before someone got seriously injured. Needless to say, it was faith that brought us home safely because when I got home I discovered that I had broken both front axles on my vehicle.
Four months later, which was a week before I wrote the article, I visited the same area and discovered the hill was completely level. The state of New York had gone in and truly moved the mountain (obstacle). Praying in faith from many of the residents and me had produced some wonderful results.
Faith is a principle that God instituted from the foundation of the earth. The fact that God spoke the world in existence and manifested something from nothing lets us know the power of faith works. With the government shutting down and many Americans unsure of their next paycheck, food stamps delayed for months and many hungry, plus crime on the rise and many are hesitant about going out in public, the answer is: we have to go back to what works — faith.
I asked myself, “How is it that we believe in the power of man (and rely on the system) and not trust God, who is the creator of man and who developed the system?” I remember waiting for weeks for a check that I was told was in the mail. After the allotted time from when it was sent I went to the mailbox daily waiting and calling, believing as I was told that it would be there in a few days. Upon contacting the company, I discovered a computer error had booted me out of the system and whoever I spoke to was lying about the check being in the mail.
I thought to myself, “If we stand on God’s word like we stand on man’s word; we could get results.” Then I concluded the only way that we will make it through these rough times is to stand on faith believing that those things we ask in prayer we shall come to pass.