Welcome to our first week of discussing Larry Sparks book, "Breakthrough Faith: Living A Life Where Anything Is Possible". This week we are talking about chapters one through three.
The first three chapters touch base on faith in itself when it comes to being a Christian. While reading these chapters, the Faith in Action blog series came to mind. I touched base on a few of the mentioned points. I loved how the author puts it right to the point without sugar coating it. This is a book that I feel will be a game changer for me.
Mr. Sparks puts it right out there when he says, "The faith you received is not wimpy. It's not watered down. It's not some junior faith that is in the need of a constant upgrade. You received supernatural faith from a supernatural God the moment you were born again." (pg 29) How power is that?
Here is some of my favorite points from this section:
"He does not respond one day, only to be silent the next." (pg 32)
"Experiential faith is NOT faith at all." (pg 32)
"Faith does not accept any ceiling or any boundry that prevents us from experienceing God's promises coming to pass in our lives." (pg 32)
"When something on earth is in disagreement with the culture and climate of Heaven, it should not be okay with us. In fact, it is completely unacceptable." (pg 34)
Faith is something we need to take seriously and outwardly. It's not something that we claim and then keep within. Our God wants everyone to see us and he wants us to show others the love that God has for us.
How are you excercising your faith?