The Power Of Faith
Transformation Magazine|December 2016

The Power Of Faith

Oshetha Shakoor

What is Faith?

Faith is not action nor is it inaction. It is something much more elusive. It is as invisible as the wind, yet just as powerful. We look at faith as something we can capture, yet we cannot. We can only command it to work for us, to render obstacles, doubts, and fears powerless in our midst. When I speak of faith, I know nothing of your religious preference, background, or supreme creator. Nor does faith. Faith is but a denomination-less tool fueled by your belief.

Yet, I must suggest a powerful truth to you.

Faith is the difference between life and death.

Let me be clear, the expiration of the physical body is not what I am speaking of. I am speaking of spiritual life and spiritual death; for these are the deaths that precede anything physical.

Faith in the Unseen

As human beings we have been conditioned to believe, yet we have little faith. Our lessons in life have taught us that it is the seen we should have faith in. Our faith usually is in anything that we can see and touch, or have experienced. Yet, there was a time when all we now see, touch, and experience did not exist, and prior to its existence was faith that one day would it would exist. This way of thinking is a result what many call the human condition. Our attachment to our physical presence and our dismissal of our spiritual nature is what accounts for our unavailability for faith. But I implore us to consider it a possibility, to shift into encompassing our spiritual world with our physical experience.

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