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The Daily Exploration Into The Foundations Of Faith
The Acceleration of Faith requires a belief system
While I write from the Christian perspective (because that is what I have come to believe), it is not my intent here to proselytize. The QSource does not prescribe any particular religion, but rather that a man must have some kind of belief system to Accelerate his Faith. By Belief System, we mean the conviction that there is a supernatural governing force outside of oneself that provides an ordered explanation for our existence and delivers consequences for the violation of that order.
In support of that contention, let’s recall a few core concepts of the QSource. A Leader is a person who is able to influence other people to Move to Advantage. Movement is action taken to further Purpose, and Advantage is a superior circumstance achieved by that Movement. Leaders are Disruptive in that they cause a disturbance to a Group’s Status Quo by first visualizing an Advantage and then articulating it to the Group’s Members so persuasively that they begin to Move toward it.
The more skillful a Leader is at visualizing, articulating and persuading, the more Movement he will initiate in the Group and the more Effective he will be. However, this says nothing about his character. Ideally, he would also be a person who possesses Virtue: the behavior, Habits and ethics that are beneficial to the Group. Unfortunately, this ideal combination of Virtue and Effectiveness is rare in one person. The un-Virtuous Leader is much more common. For every Lincoln there are ten Stalins who, while Effective, lack a Belief System that defines their character and provides boundaries to the dispensation of the power that is incumbent with their position.
2 Peter 1:20-21
Knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit
1 John 2:27
But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.
2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Don’t wait around for someone else to tell your story. Do it yourself by whatever means necessary.” –Lena Dunham
“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” –John Wooden
“Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.” –Samuel Johnson
Daily Storytelling Time
The Real Seven Wonders of the World
A group of students were studying geography and they were asked to list what they considered to be the Seven Wonders of the World.
Though there was some disagreement, the following got the most votes:
- Egypt’s Great Pyramids
- Taj Mahal
- Grand Canyon
- Panama Canal
- Empire State Building
- St. Peter’s Basilica
- China’s Great Wall
While gathering the votes, the teacher noted that one quiet little girl hadn’t turned in her paper yet. She asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied, “Yes, a little. I couldn’t quite make up my
mind because there were so many.”
The teacher said, “Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can help.”
The girl hesitated, then read, “I think The Real Seven Wonders of the World are:”
- To Touch
- To Taste
- To See
- To Hear
- To Run
- To Laugh
- And to Love.
It is too easy for us to look at the exploits of man as “wonders” while we overlook all God has done, regarding them as merely “ordinary.” May you be reminded today of those things which are truly wondrous.