“I believe” is one of the most powerful phrases spoken. Nothing great has ever been done without these two words, “I believe.” Without faith, nothing would ever be done.
If I did not believe someone would read this post, I would not have written it.
If Christopher Columbus did not believe the world is round, he never would have discovered America.
If the Founding Fathers did not believe they could create a strong nation, they would never have written the Constitution.
If Edison did not believe he could invent incandescent light, he would never have tried.
If Henry Ford did not believe he could build a horse-less carriage, he wouldn’t have started Ford motor company.
If Ray Tomlinson did not believe there was a faster way to send messages, he wouldn’t have invented email in 1971.
If Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau had not believed they could do something, they would never have created the world wide web in 1990.
If you did not believe you could do something useful today, you’d still be sleeping.
And we’d all be back in the Old World, walking in the light of our campfires, using snail mail, and lugging around huge encyclopedias…oops, well, not quite--If Johannes Gutenberg had not believed he could invent movable type, we wouldn’t have our encyclopedias. Without faith, it would be impossible to do anything.
Most importantly, “Without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6). The most important act of faith was committed 2000 years ago. Jesus gave His life, believing that He would rise again, believing He would receive the keys of death and hell, and that by His death and resurrection we could and we would be saved. If you believe, you will see the glory of God, just like Martha did in John 11. If you do not believe that God will answer your prayers when you diligently seek Him, you displease God.
If we want to be successful in this life and in the next, if we want to please God, we must have faith. We must believe!
“If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” --Matthew 17:20