Practical faith comes in two types.
The first makes it possible for me to achieve excellence, and the second
makes me into a new person.
Type I Faith empowers me to do the things that I can do and should do
for myself. It gives me the power to be all that I can be. Itís what
makes my dreams possible. When God created me, He placed Type I Faith
inside my heart and mind.
Type II Faith empowers God to do things for me that I canít do for
myself. I canít pull myself up by my own spiritual bootstraps. No
matter how hard I try, I canít be born spiritually without Godís help.
Only God can make my spirit come alive. Type II Faith happens when I
open my heart and mind to Godís love and become one of his children.
For the first time in my life, I dare to call God my Father, and the
power of his love transforms my mind and heals my damaged emotions.
There is no limit to how good my life can become when both types of
faith are active in my heart and mind.
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Faith is about empowerment. To get where you want to go, you need
power, and faith gives you that power.
Practical faith comes in two
Type I faith empowers you to do the things you can do and should do for
Type II faith empowers God to do the things for you that you can't do for yourself.
TYPE I FAITH
The first type of faith empowers you to be all you can be, and do all you
can do. It's what makes your dreams possible. This type of faith
affects all areas of your life. You don't need to be spiritually alive
for this type of faith to work. People who have no religious
convictions can still use type I faith to make their dreams come true.
When God created you, He placed type I faith inside your heart and mind.
Everyone is given this type of faith at birth. Some people develop
their ability to use this gift, and others hardly know it's there.
Although type I faith empowers you to do what you want to do and be what you
want to be, that doesn't mean God is left out of the picture. God is
the one who gave you this gift, and He expects you to use it in a worthwhile
Type I faith is a powerful force for both good and evil. Bad people
use this gift for evil purposes; they use its power to intimidate, coerce,
and bend others to their will. They have evil dreams they want to
impose upon the world, and they use the darks side of type I faith to make
Be careful how you use this gift. With power comes responsibility and
accountability. The moral universe grinds slowly, but it grinds sure.
God designed the moral universe to keep close accounts of how you use type I
faith. Eventually, accounts will be settled, and you will reap what you
TYPE II FAITH
Type II faith empowers God to do the things for you that you can't do for
yourself. You can't pull yourself up by your own spiritual bootstraps.
No matter how hard you try, you can't be born spiritually without God's
help. Only God can make your spirit come alive.
This second type of faith makes it possible for God to work in your life.
It happens when you open your heart to God's love and become one of his
children. The power of God's love flows through your life transforming
your mind and healing your damaged emotions. For the first time in your
life, you dare to call God your Father, and you have a relationship with
God has been waiting to perform a miracle in your life since the day you
were born. Type II faith takes the handcuffs off God so the miracle
DON'T CONFUSE THE TWO TYPES OF FAITH
Many people act as if there is only one type of faith. They think if
they have enough faith, God will make their dreams come true. They
want God to do things for them that they can do and should do for themselves. That
is a big mistake, and it will not work.
No amount of faith will make God do for you what you can do and should do
for yourself. God placed type I faith in your heart so you would be
empowered to be all you can be and do all you can do. God intends for
you to exercise your faith so you can live a life of excellence.
Faith works when you use it correctly. If faith isn't working for you,
it's because you are using it in an incorrect manner. You are probably
trying to get God to do things for you that you can do for yourself.