When I’m exercising on the treadmill, I simultaneously watch the news or other programming on TV. Focusing on the news enables me to endure the weariness of the treadmill. Similarly, focusing on Jesus provides the spiritual enablement to successfully endure the trials and stresses life brings our way. Where you focus your faith matters.
 
Where you focus your faith matters.
 
Faith is only as powerful as the object or being it’s placed in. Put your faith in the tooth fairy, and you won’t wind up with much of worth. On the contrary, God is real. He’s the object of our hope. If God were not real, then faith would be like grasping after air.
 
Biblical faith isn’t just a feeling. Neither is it an attitude or simply an insignia on your T-shirt or hat. It’s more than a saying you post on social media. Biblical faith is grabbing hold of that which you cannot see in order to access the authority and activity of the One in whom you placed your faith.
 
Biblical faith is grabbing hold of Jesus Christ as the pole you lean on, which will enable you to go higher so you can rise above the pain and problems that seek to defeat you.
 
There’s a major difference between a high jumper and a pole vaulter. The high jumper depends on his or her ability to jump over the bar. The pole vaulter, however, depends on the pole to propel him or her much higher than they could ever jump on their own. Biblical faith is grabbing hold of Jesus Christ as the pole you lean on, which will enable you to go higher so you can rise above the pain and problems that seek to defeat you.
 
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About The Author

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.



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