Faith (Strong’s 4102: PISTIS) is always a gift from God, and never something that can be produced by people. In short, faith for the believer is “God’s divine persuasion,” and it is therefore distinct from human belief (confidence), yet involving it. The Lord continuously births faith in the yielded believer so they can know what He prefers, I.e. the persuasion of His will (1 John 5:4).
A Lesson from the Life of Helen Keller
Instead, God deliberately chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose those who are powerless to shame those who are powerful. (1 Cor. 1:27)
Helen Keller was born as a normal baby. But a fever left her blind and deaf. Helen became frustrated, smashing dishes & lamps, screaming and throwing temper tantrums.
At the age of 6, she was taken to a specialist that believed Helen could be taught. The parents were advised to visit a local expert on the problems of deaf children. This expert was Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. Then Helen was put in touch with Anne Sullivan, who, through a long and difficult process, taught Helen how to communicate.
Helen Keller proves that every life is valuable, even those who we think have no possible use in society. How much hope, for example, could anyone have for a baby who couldn’t see or hear? Yet Helen Keller went on to write, teach, and inspire millions with her story.
So don’t give up on anyone. See each person as a valuable creation of God and treat him or her as such. And who knows, God may surprise you with what he will do with that life. Put your FAITH TO WORK.
CHOOSE LIFE! Helen Keller was born in 1880.