Monday, February 24, 2020

Blind Faith

Have you heard of the phrase "Blind Faith"?
I have many times!
And according to many it is not a good thing...

Over my lifetime I have noticed that the meaning of things seems to change even from one generation to another.
What was considered a swear word to one generation is no longer considered course language by another.
Naming something "wicked" when I was a kid meant something was bad. By the time I was in my twenties "wicked" meant something was really cool.
When I was a teenager if you were called a "spunk" by a girl, that meant they thought you were attractive and was an indication they might be interested in you romantically.
It apparently comes from use in naming fungus many years ago.
And now no-one says it like I grew up with. It has gone back to having a less flattering meaning.

Now let's go back to that phrase again..."blind faith".
Today I hear people saying "blind faith" is bad.
It means you are trusting in someone or something you can't see and that is apparently silly and unwise.
It means that you are kind of having wishful thinking about a matter.
The mantra of many today is "I will believe it when I can see it."

If you are like me in anyway in the sense that you want to follow Christ, to live your life for Him, faith and really "blind faith" is actually a huge key to it.

I can't see a physical Jesus to follow but I do. My faith by definition is blind.
When I pray for someone to get healed even though they are sick. My faith is by definition blind once again.
When I ask God (who I can not see also) for what myself and my family hope is once again placed on who I can not see.

My friend faith is not based on what we see but on what we don't see right now.
"Blind faith" is actually the right type of faith if you want to see God move in our generation.

Of course I am not talking about presumptive faith where God is some sugar daddy to our every want and desire. I am talking about Kingdom Faith where we take the little we know and add faith to it believing God is bigger than we can ever hope dream or imagine. Where God's word and His ways have influenced so much that our "blind faith" causes us to act differently from the world around us.

Hebrews 11:1 NIV says is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Jesus even said to His disciples one day...“Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29 NIV

So today, how about joining me in some good old fashioned "blind faith"?
Let's pray some big prayers. Believe in God's power and goodness.
Let's not let the world redefine the Kingdom on us!

Something to think about...

1 comment:

JoyO'S said...