I didn’t know that this moment would be carved in my memory until today, but it is. One time my brother and I were driving home after attempting to Christmas shop at an expensive mall (South Coast Plaza, CA). The drive home was traffic-filled and we got to talking about random stuff then somehow the conversation shifted as it always does after being trapped in a car long enough with someone close to you to Life and The Big Picture.
He told that he thought that Faith was truly the greatest virtue. Heck, he said it was the greatest word. It was the vehicle to everything and through everything. It was the vehicle to God.
I never understood then that this moment would stay with me so much but here it is echoing in my brain every second in this trying time in my life.
Some people seem to be gifted with this virtue. Or maybe I just don’t know the arduous journey they had to go through to acquire it. I find myself thinking that I have faith, only to find it how little I have it when I experience trials.
I am facing a great trial right now. I NEED to have faith. I need faith. I need you guys to tell me anything that would help me. I need to learn about your life experiences and how you have the faith that you have.
I need to see God through your experiences.
Please share your thoughts and pay for me.
13 thoughts on “The Acquisition of Faith”
Hi,In India we find God in everywhere,plants,trees animals, birds even lifeless stones ,metals ,soil what not? all will transform into different Gods with different names.The concept behind there is to develop a faith in themselves that somebody is there to help you or someone solve your problem at any point of time.Sometime when this become a blind faith without awareness and rationality there start the problem either you get cheated by gurus or you be idle in the name of God.Now the real question arises who is God ,if faith is God how far we have to rely etc.,search begins. Every individual’s experience is his belief or faith that faith will show the God or even satan.What one experiences that shows the faith of God.My interpretation as per my own experience and knowledge is that one should experience the quality of God in himself or herself, how? believe in hard work, have a purpose in life,look for good health,help others and live happily ,We are God ,we have to search ourselves,we believe in ourselves ,this is what Hinduism says. When you have faith in you ,you accept and respect everyone there begins God’ism’.Hope you will get wonderful experiences to become a God of your own ,Bye.
Thank you!! I enjoyed reading your point of view and I could relate to some points
For me i also find faith in Jesus. I don’t think I could go through this life alone. I need him because I am just a mere human, not saying that we should be idle. But I believe God gets out attention by putting us in situations we can’t control to show he’s in control.
I wish and pray you go far ahead in your life thanks
That’s incredibly sweet!!! Thank you
Hi,For the clarity of concept please read Swami Vivekananda’s books on God and faith it is not the religious concept it is purely humanism and love.
I will check them out 🙂
Hi. You do have faith. For me it’s a journey in trust. You got to trust that you are being looked over. You know the way you tend to a plant and smile at it even when it’s leaves are brown? Imagine one eye following you everywhere, warming you, keeping you, strengthening you and saying to you I have got this…do you trust Me? Sending you love and light. You will be fine. You know how? Cause God’s got it under control. His Eye is on the Sparrow and you have to know that He watches you.
Your comment made my morning and filled me with so much energy. You are one of God’s mercies that He sent to me this morning. You’re comment was so on point cause I actually have a plant that I water everyday and everytime I do I am reminded by our relationship with God and how He is the gardener that cuts out the bad weeds. I am going through difficult time right now but I havw confidence in the Lord. Please pray for me and my family!
He’s always there dear. I will. I am glad I was led to reply your e-mail.
God works in mysterious ways!Thank you 😘
Hi Christina, eight years ago my brother died – we do not know the cause, one minute he was standing there, the next moment he collapsed and died. The autopsy report states – cause unknown. Moments like these test your faith in God … Though to be honest, I’m not sure how I would have got through that period of my life without my belief / faith in God.
I was lucky enough to have an “encounter” with God 2 months prior to my brothers passing … At the time I didn’t understand what that “encounter” was about (it was too amazing to describe here) but looking back, it was his way of preparing me for our loss.
Christina, I have read most of your posts and know you are blessed for your belief and faith in God … I don’t know what your circumstances are or what the outcome will be, but whatever it is, I know God is watching over you. It took me two years to get over the loss of my brother, but now I feel blessed and in a far deeper relationship with God then I have ever been … And maybe (more than likely), without my brother passing, I would never have established that relationship. God works in mysterious ways. Trust in him, have faith in knowing he knows all and wants to give you the best, even though at the time, right now, that might seem like the complete opposit. God bless, I have you and your family in my prayers.
Wow, all I could say is Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with me and being an avid reader of my blog. I am forever grateful for that. I am sorry to hear about your brother, I could only imagine how hard that is. My mother lost her 2 brothers (my uncles) when they’re were in their early 30s and she was mad at God for a while but she always tells that never works. Like you said it is better to go through hardships with him rather than without him. God does work in mysterious ways. Thank you for your advise and your words of encouragement, I shall cherish them forever. I believe that this experience will be for the betterment of my family and that He is faithful and He is a good God, and father.