Act in Faith Not Foolishness

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Nov 2, 2009 · 3 min read

Creflo Dollar preached on faith. These study notes will help you to grasp what he was talking about.

by: Creflo Dollar

I am amazed by the number of Christians who act in ways they attribute to faith when in reality they are acts of foolishness. Many times, the disasters that take place in people’s lives are not the result of the devil getting involved, as much as it is the result of people not combining the correct corresponding action with their faith. When we do things that put ourselves or others at risk, we are not operating in faith! To really see the results we are looking for, we must identify what faith really is and the proper actions to take to demonstrate the confidence we have in God and His Word. This does not mean doing something illegal or irrational and calling it faith.

There tends to be a somewhat false belief system about how bible principles work, and how to get things to happen in our lives. The Bible is the manual for living; it is not a magic book. What that simply means is that we cannot expect God to drop money out of the sky or magically cause things to happen for us. Faith is a practical expression of the confidence we have in God’s Word. It involves laws and principles that, when put in motion, will always produce results. However, we must align our actions with our faith to see those things come to pass.

One area where people can get into foolishness is in finances. Let me give you an example. The Scriptures say that God supplies all our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. However, this does not mean you should write “faith” checks to pay your bills when you know you do not have the money in your bank account! Writing bad checks expecting God to magically deposit the money to cover those checks is a bad decision that could have serious consequences. There are people who call this type of action faith, but it is not. If you do not have the manifestation of the necessary funds to pay your bills, writing checks would not be a correct corresponding action. Instead, you should continue to confess the scriptures pertaining to provision and remain in expectation of God meeting your needs.

Another area is healing. Faith for healing must be developed, just like anything else. If you are sick with a serious illness that needs medical intervention, do not refuse to go to the doctor because you are believing God to heal you. Instead, get the medicine you need and take it, believing that as you execute the natural side of things, God’s supernatural ability will get involved with your situation.

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Creflo Dollar has a bachelors degree in education, a masters degree in counseling, and a doctorate in counseling.

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