This is the ninth installment of our discussion on my book, Sonshift: Everything Changes in the Father’s Embrace. Today, we’ll be looking at chapter eight titled, “Faith Shift.”
I invite you to respond to some or all of these questions. Also, please give additional comments on the chapter that my questions don’t address. My only rules are that you’ve actually read the chapter and that your answers are brief. Okay, here we go!
Chapter Eight: Faith Shift
This chapter deals with the shift in our understanding of faith in the body of Christ today. Faith is based in what you don’t see (2 Cor.5:7); as soon as you can see a thing, you no longer need faith. This may seem simplistic, yet so many Christians live circumstantially rather than by faith.
“The Faith Shift we need to make, then, is moving from “seeing is believing” to “believing is seeing.” It’s transitioning from seeing our current experience as reality to seeing what God says as more real than our current experience.” (p. 183; Kindle loc. 3054)
- Can you relate to the author’s experience of being an “unbelieving believer?” Why do you think it’s so hard for Christians to believe in the supernatural?
- Why do you think God wants us to trust the things He says that we cannot see over what we can see?
- How does our faith work like a self-fulfilling prophecy?
- Why is it important to apply our faith toward what God says is true rather than in our experience? How does this transform us?
- What is the significance of faith having its foundation in the past? How does that help you have confidence in what you believe?
- Why is hearing God so important to our faith?
If these questions didn’t address something you think is important, please add it in your comments. If you would like to make any comments offline, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Now, it’s your turn!