Sunday, January 4, 2015

What is Faith?

Dictionary definition: 

  1. 1.
    complete trust or confidence in someone or something.

What the Bible says: 

Matthew 21:21 
Jesus answered and said to them, Truly I say to you, If you have faith, and doubt not, you shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if you shall say to this mountain, Be you removed, and be you cast into the sea; it shall be done.

Luke 7:50 
And he said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go in peace.

Luke 17:6 
And the Lord said, If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you might say to this sycamine tree, Be you plucked up by the root, and be you planted in the sea; and it should obey you.

Ephesians 6:16 
Above all, taking the shield of faith, with which you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

Philemon 1:6 
That the communication of your faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 11:1 
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

James 1:6 
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

James 2:14 
What does it profit, my brothers, though a man say he has faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

1 Peter 1:5 
Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 1:21 
Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

1 Corinthians 13:13 
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

2 Corinthians 5:7 
For we walk by faith, not by sight.

2 Timothy 4:7 
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

These are all meanings of the word "faith." I thought it'd be a good way to introduce myself and this blog because it's a beautiful word with a very deep and powerful meaning to those who have it.
But to me, faith is more than any of these meanings, and it's more than just a word. For me, it's also a name. The name of my daughter that was put up for adoption just a few short weeks ago. 

She is just one of the many subjects I will talk about on my blog. I have a story to tell, and a story that has yet to be written that I'm hoping we can all share in on together. The more open I am, the more support I receive and the more FAITH I have in myself. I'm (finally) feeling positive about my future and while it's taken a lot of lessons learned the "hard way," I feel I'm now on the right track.

So all of that being said, I hope you all follow along and leave comments and give me feedback and constructive criticism whenever necessary. I look forward to the upcoming year! Here's to having FAITH in each other and more importantly, FAITH in ourselves! 


  1. Been following you on fb since seeing a post that u were giving your daughter up for adoption. I think its awesome the gift you have given to that family.

  2. Thank you so much Lacey for following our story! I hope you continue to. The journey is far from over 💕

  3. I heard a piece of your story on the radio this morning and I thought to myself, what a brave young woman. I just wanted to share that with you. <3