I hear people talk of the practical application of their faith. Yet their own words reveal their foolishness. The faith of God which holds to promises before they reach experiences always has you in a future look. The wisdom of this world talks of change and goals but looks to the present time as though a formula can be developed to bring about desired change or achieved goals. Every Tom, Dick, and Harry motivational speaker repackages this theory and hypes another lost generation.
But God’s ways confound this wisdom. His children do not even entertain such ignorance. They know how reality works outside the fantastic imaginations of man. Fact is God’s work. Every known fact came from the creator. Faith is our trust in what God has worked. Experience is having God’s work lived out through our lives in a practical way.
We live in a present world but the facts we entertain have a truthful substance. There is a progression through time and the spiritual world to the present affairs of our lives. Fact is the foundation, faith is the process, and experiences are the consequence. In other words fact is the course, faith is the way, and experience is the effect.
Every fact beings by the word of Go, how can you even enter the way of faith without the word of God? I listen to those say “I don’t use the scriptures as you do.” There is only one way to use the scriptures and that is to listen. You can say you have faith but how can you have faith without hearing? Hearing comes by the work of God. If you are not hearing God what are you hearing? What facts are you laying as the foundation of your life? What effect will enter your present life as a practical matter? How many have erred down this coarse thinking them selves wise? Be not shocked when in just a few steps you find yourself distant from God and embraced by the world. I know it will happen because my facts have a diving origin.