The True Meaning Of Faith
Many people, especially having watched "The Secret" are now consciously using The Law of Attraction in the hope of attracting wishes, needs and desires, but are not enjoying the success hoped for.
There are many possible reasons for this, but from the messages I have received it is apparent to me that the main reason is lack of "Faith", together with its closely related Energy - "Belief".
From the outset we must be absolutely clear that "Faith" and "Belief" are not the "blind faith" or belief as for example in the religious context of "faith" and "belief" according to a set of religious doctrines, but rather Faith and Belief in our own true Divine connection with God, and of the powers that brings.
The word "Faith" translated from the word in Ancient Greek, from which the Bible was translated from the word "pistis" - which meanings include "conviction" or "assurance". Pistis in turn is a derivation of the Ancient Greek word "peitho" which means "to wax confident".
As channels of expression of The Source, The Prime Creator, God, we share the same unrestricted powers of creation - all we need to do as humans is to realise those powers with "conviction" and "confidence" and the complete assurance of our true Divine nature.
The opposite of Faith is "doubt" and it is with doubt, at some level of consciousness that people perform a Law of Attraction exercise, and wonder why they are not successful.
Doubt is a very powerful, but negative emotion that effectively blocks are retards the creative process, opposing Faith.
On the other hand "Faith" is the Energy, the power behind attracting everything we ask for effortlessly - and make no mistake
- God intended us to be effortless channels of creation as a part of God, Who in turn realises resultant experience and thereby expansion.
Jesus made this point time and again:
And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you -- Luke 17:5-6
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, 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
And throughout the Bible you will find similar references to Faith and Belief.
The "secret" to attracting anything we need, wish for or desire is therefore very simple and extremely powerful:
Know, beyond all doubt, with complete conviction, confidence and assurance that you are a integral, Divine aspect and channel of expression of The Source, God, and with all of the same creative powers, and that God will provide absolutely anything, without limitation by virtue of your own freewill given by God. Imagine and Believe, beyond all doubt and with complete conviction, confidence and assurance that you already have that which you desire, and with absolute Faith in your God-given powers supported by Gratitude, and it will be yours - every time.
The more we can realise God within, and thereby our own unlimited powers of creation, with perfect Faith that everything we ask for with our thoughts and imagination is unconditionally given, the more powerful we become as co-creators in and of the Universe.
Always keep in Mind that what might seem large to you, like the new home of your dreams, is absolutely minimal to the Creator of the glorious Universe with its trillions of diverse Suns and planets, all of which were "imaged" into Being by God.
But at the same time always remember - out true abundance is not in our material things without, but our treasures within:
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. --Luke 12:32-34
By "bags which wax not old" Jesus is stating the powerful truth that the true treasure, the treasure that is eternal, is within. So we should not seek ephemeral material possessions without, but rather the Kingdom of Heaven within. So before seeking to manifest anything into your physical experience, we should always look within and never without with Perfect Faith.