BELIEVE / BELIEF / FAITH
When you come to the edge of all the light you know and
Are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is
knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something
solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.. —Abraham Lincoln
All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired. —Martin Luther
The Footprints Prayer
One night I had a dream...
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and
across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand;
one belonged to me, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before us,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life
this really bothered me, and I questioned the Lord about it.
Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
You would walk with me all the way;
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life,
There is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why in times when I
needed you the most, you should leave me.
The Lord replied, My precious, precious
child. I love you, and I would never, never leave you during your times of
trial and suffering.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you.
Believe in your questions, no matter how trifling.
They are the gateway to knowledge, wisdom and enlightenment.
Believe in your gifts, no matter how small; they are God’s providence
to your world,
To enrich it, to enable it, to bring it love.
Believe in your past, no matter how painful.
It is a unique book of history; Gospel Revelation of God’s mercy and faithfulness.
Believe in your yearnings, no matter how subtle.
They are energy, urging you forward in your quest for God.
Believe in your sinlessness, no matter painted fingers.
They are only passing vestiges of fears,
‘Reminding you to forgive, to remain rooted in Love’s reality.
‘Believe in your vision no matter the climb.
‘It is a mountain peak, calling you to experience God.
‘Believe in your ideas, no matter the doubts.
‘They are seeds, seeking nourishment, sunshine, life-giving water.
‘Believe in your neighbor, no matter the risk,
‘Each one is sent from God to walk with you.
‘Believe in your God, no matter the mist.
‘God is strong and trustworthy and cares for you.
If you believe in the devil, believe in God.
Affirmation is the beginning of belief.
Today’s discoverer is not one who seeks new worlds, but rather discovers the world within.
Do what I do and not what I say as what I say may not be what I believe.
Believe in tomorrow.
The trouble starts when one takes the gospel as gospel.
We do not create miracles we witness them.
I know that you know you create your own reality, but I do not know if you know that your own reality is not real.
Belief by itself is neither true nor false, it’s just a belief.
Maybe the person you believe is blind, might just be kind.
Coincidence—when God lends a hand and remains anonymous.
Some people believe in their opinion and others believe their opinion is not an opinion but is fact.
It is what you do with the message that counts. —Susie Palmieri
Words may bring appreciation, but action fosters belief.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. —Eleanor Roosevelt
Jesus is a great example of one who believed in a power greater than himself.
An honest lie is one that you believe to be true when you say or hear it.
To believe you must trust.
Give Happiness, get happiness, bring peace, and get peace.
Make sure you do not get a rat to work on making a better mousetrap.
Belief without action is stillborn.
If you believe in the devil, believe in God.
I still believe in tomorrow.
If my mind can conceive it and my heart believe it then I can achieve it.
It’s easier to say what we believe than to be what we believe.
Faith is better caught by contagion than taught by instruction. —Sam Shoemaker
A popular belief is just a belief that is popular and may have little or no truth to it —Tuchy Palmieri
Everything is hard when we do not want to look. —Tuchy Palmieri
Opinion—the beginning of belief.
I would rather be fooled rather than not believe.
Faith tests action and action tests faith.
True Religion—the practice of the presence of God. —Emmett Fox
In life the ending is ordained.
Many who believe they have a good command of the language may find that the language actually commands them.
I know you believe we are on the same page, but I do not know if you know we have different books. —Tuchy Palmieri
Belief without action is actually not belief it is merely a statement.
You will see it when you believe it. —Wayne Dyer