The power of faith

Brad Stanton —  March 17, 2015 — Leave a comment

phil413“Three weeks from now, I will be harvesting my crops. Imagine where you will be, and it will be so.”  ~General Maximus Decimus Meridius (from the movie Gladiator)

Faith

Various religions and many atheists believe in the power of faith. Before 1989, East Germany had more Olympic gold medals per capita than any other country. They understood how important it is to instill faith in their athletes. They were strongly atheist.

An athlete who really believes he can win the gold medal will work much harder than one who doesn’t. So their coaches developed the idea of strengthening faith by imagining a picture in the mind. The athletes imagined themselves performing their routines perfectly, then standing on the gold medal platform to receive the prize they wanted so badly. They practiced the ancient principal of faith.

The fictional character in the movie Gladiator spoke of this powerful concept. Even in those days, some understood the power of faith. Maximus spoke the quote above just before the battle at the beginning of the movie. He knew his soldiers were afraid, they were facing the possibility of death. He gave them hope by telling them to strengthen their faith by imagining the outcome as they wanted it to be.

Napoleon Hill interviewed 500 of the most successful businessmen, scientists, engineers, teachers and a president or two and found that strong faith is one of the factors they all shared.

Jesus said that faith is a powerful supernatural force. With faith, nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20. With faith you can conquer any problem.

Do you believe you can do everything with the help of Christ? Leave a reply and let me know.

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