Trinity of Faith by Gary Ellis

I’ve discovered a very helpful and practical “faith trinity” that supports my journey of walking by faith.  In a nutshell, the “trinity” contains these three elements:

  1. Speech
  2. Action
  3. Thoughts

Speech:  There are many Biblical examples of how “saying” is an integral part of faith.  The Scriptures say in Hebrews 11:3, “We know that by faith the worlds were framed…”  Genesis 1 puts it this way, “And God said, Let there be…”

Now listen to the way The Living Bible puts Romans 4:17:  …“and speaks of future events with as much certainty as though they were already past.”

Action:  I can list several scriptural examples, but let’s just snatch a homey illustration from daily life:  Sitting on a chair.  You can have faith that chairs will hold you up, but you have to make a “sitting action” before the chair will actually do for you what it’s designed to do.

Thoughts:  It’s an established fact that a human being does nothing that he/she hasn’t thought about first.  Another way of putting it is that you “see” in your mind what you are going to do – regardless of how briefly – before you take or avoid action. The Apostle Paul exhorted the Romans, “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”  He told the Philippians, “Think on these things…”

It is extremely important where a person allows their minds to dwell.  What one thinks about governs the reality of what they experience in life.

So, there’s my Trinity of Faith.  It’s a simple way of thinking that’s helped me keep my life focused as I’m on the God given journey of walking by faith.

Gary