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Looking Past Circumstances

Faith is the ability to look past adverse circumstances and see Godís hand at work.

(Kent Crockett, I Once Was Blind But Now I Squint, Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers, 2004, 148)

Overcoming the Giants

"God put giants in the Promised Land to keep unbelievers out."  --Jimmy Evans
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You Must Believe Before You Achieve

George Foreman was a two-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world. At age 45, he became the oldest man in the world to win the title. In his book, God in My Corner, he writes:


When I climbed in the ring during my comeback, the announcers often introduced me as ďthe former heavyweight champion of the world.Ē As they introduced me, Iíd mumble to myself, ďAnd the next heavyweight champion of the world.Ē

How could I ever win the title if I didnít believe that I could? If you have a great dream you are attempting to fulfill in your life, youíve got to believe it can happen before you can actually do it. I wasnít trying to be proud. I simply believed what God had promised meóthat I would regain the title. (George Foreman, God In My Corner, Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007, p.135)

Faith, Doubt, and Unbelief

When Peter saw by faith he actually could walk on water, he made a commitment with both of his feet to step over the rim. Unbelief keeps both feet inside the boat.  Doubt takes one step out of the boat and keeps one foot in.  But faith steps completely out of the boat. (Kent Crockett, The 911 Handbook, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003, 71)

Faith Knows and Doesn't Know

Faith doesn't necessarily know where it's going, but it does know Who's leading.
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Believing in What You Cannot See

Through faith we can believe in things that we canít see, based upon Godís revelation that they do indeed exist. (Kent Crockett, Making Today Count for Eternity, Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers, 2001, p. 37)

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