Just Believe – A Divine Fairytale

Yesterday, we explored sin and today we will explore faith. I do not take this lightly at all because it is the central part of what Christianity is all about. At our very core, we are believers. However, I do approach it from a child-like perspective because that is in fact what Jesus asked us to do.

By now you may have guessed that I am a HUGE Disney fan always have been, always will be. Don’t bother asking my favourite that answer will take several hours. However, if you ask me the Disney movie that I believe embodies the very essence of faith I will say, Cinderella.

In every culture of humanity, there is a version of a story or a fairytale like the Cinderella story. The concept of the story or a fairy tale was put in the heart of man by God to plant the seed of the concept of faith in the heart of a child. If a child can believe that Cinderella can go from being poor and maltreated to being a princess by the help of a fairy godmother, then the child can also believe that God can transform our sinful flesh (a slave to sin) into His righteousness (a Royal Priesthood) by the help of the Holy Spirit.

So while Disney’s Cinderella was an evolved concept from the more primitive folktale, it in itself is a concept that comes into fuller expression with Disney’s Frozen 1&2 and I am sure that as Disney continues to unfold its brand of “storytelling” there will be even more complex expressions.

So now I’ve given the conceptual background, let us explore the Scriptural definition:

What is faith?

‘Faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen. This testimony of faith is what previous generations were commended for.

Faith empowers us to see that the universe was created and beautifully coordinated by the power of God’s words! He spoke and the invisible realm gave birth to all that is seen.

And without faith living within us it would be impossible to please God. For we come to God in faith knowing that he is real and that he rewards the faith of those who passionately seek him.’

Hebrews 11:1-3,6 (TPT)

There is no better way to describe faith than as is described by the Apostle Paul above.

However, for more understanding, I will add this definition:

Faith is believing that God exists and loves us so much that He gave us His Son, Jesus, as a sacrifice and then His Holy Spirit as an eternal gift.

When we hear this message about the Love of God and His Grace, any honest and humble human heart can identify it as truth in our spirits, even if it disturbs us or goes against all we have known our entire lives or even beyond our comprehension or verbalisation, like Herod of old.

‘For Herod respected John; and knowing that he was a good and holy man, he protected him. Herod was greatly disturbed whenever he talked with John, but even so, he liked to listen to him.’ Mark 6:20 (NLT)

His issue was that he was just too afraid or self-conscious to make the jump in his spirit to being a believer. This is true of many of us today and why Jesus said that we have to become as little children to enter the Kingdom of God.

Just like we need to read, listen or watch the fairytale to bring the story to life in our hearts and minds, in order to develop our faith, we need to read, watch or listen to God’s word regularly to be able to bring the divine to life in our hearts and minds. What God’s word does to us is like switching on a light in a dark room to help us “see” as God sees.

The truth of Faith speaks to the core of the child in us who wanted to believe and embraced the fairytale. There are no real human fairytales; but, faith is the Divine FairyTale.

Faith is God’s story of redeeming love for all humanity. This Saturday, be as a child, and Just Believe!

Addendum

Music to inspire Faith

I have always believed in the power of music to transcend words.

This Silent Saturday, I am going to leave you with a starting point of different albums based on my eclectic Christian musical preferences to paint a picture on your spirit of some of these truths, these are just an introduction to my favourites and those I’ve been introduced to by some of my mentors.

Try any genre that might float your metaphorical boat but remember this is just a curated list and is to be used as a starting point. Many of these artists have even more amazing songs and albums that are not listed and of course there are many more anointed artists not on this list.

PS If you are already a Religious Christian and want to know more about Christ-ianity, try a genre that is different to your usual.

Kid’s Music

Psalty

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_m4YdGqXgeOa3pIGwqC_362QYa8WuVCiyo

The Donut Man

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lKOa1GNKUyb2elTT6OQg8o37r7gsnBQfY

Maranatha Kids

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_k3Ri05Vz9DjFXp3MvKnooVeJdyJx_Qq0Y

Hillsong Kids

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nQnBJqvR3YichsBRjljzGQUnPbp5QcfqQ

Teen’s Music

From the 90s

Winans Phase 2

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_na3ftXcAue_cTdcsx26BQUTM8WJqDclqw

From the noughties

Avalon

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_meX6nLciklxI2Jl-YcvmY2Lp5jzoTO1Tk

Stacie Orrico

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kf-bwD_fe2j6cX8hoDvBzDQLQ_F6Xe03g

From the 10s

The Newsboys

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_n1wgyuPJ73tK0tO1AUWip-ycDoRdPyz-Y

Soul Survivor

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lb5wAD_srwvWbkI98fh6LGXhWDsPZeQTk

The Music of Now

Elevation Rhythm

https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCaBHpxo2PR4g-uk1PAS9Ing

Adult Music

Classical Music

Handel’s messiah

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lj96TqBIm0e-eUBR6o7N7aOIyIn6Z5pkg

Hymns

Compilation of Various:

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nOluRXWF968cvZE9R70JYCBlb2yb0iJNY

Timeless Gospel

The Gaithers

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lpsA5eknilROAL_5e8lmO-bWTW2Qqajas

David Ingles

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nMbK1_F4vxk8tEVHi0GjWr8vPKq0cLKNo

70’s, 80’s & 90’s Praise & Worship

Maranatha Music

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_k1o4Cx29QjsDhSfg8c3zn3c7dAaqMB8qM

Darlene Zchech

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lNZi7AXZQPso3KJsbhDCBGuDTFyeRdiUo

Don Moen

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lmKboqieHleyGTKA4sd-GYw3D3b2yATV0

80’s and 90’s Gospel

Ron Kenoly

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_knryQHSpE9s7OEFvuVNdB6aQ0rlNa1blc

Cece Winans

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kODJ6KXobIlK06-wbArAap-BVQCfAJuII

Gospel Jazz

Mike Aremu

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nuzLrxUfCoPpEAZvM_H3b1l6gf5P6s6lM

Gospel Rap

Priesthood

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mVDX2Amu84e8tCxxubGagIDuFJNT-V4_U

00’s & 10’s Praise & Worship

Hillsong Worship

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_l1VI7C7w8rFf5lMjWprVe3HQqf2rnUUY4

Bethel Worship

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nYh2Wf8Ts4Uqo53S8tzJxEUBq8Bi2blxc

00’s and 10’s Gospel

Kirk Franklin

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lVMKYyscYj0d3SfVnl80bb8kyQaDy2PNQ

William McDowell

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nnldI5lLJenT08oSevqWlyKtXSVMiTUdQ

Donnie McClurkin

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mPpEWlB88tQi1E7_hE5mfjfio3_fKtZ9M

MaryMary

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nzTzxH_m9Ls9sovz88mbB9m7pjhWHor1k

Marvin Sapp

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_ln7xBXYGam1ofPzqPwv4DJncqpewyE4xc

Travis Green

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kdCMLbA5mBo8ZCh1Nkdkld7rAOTaldO4s

African Gospel

Nathaniel Bassey

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lMx8EI1pqC-WrdhWyhHrPXZFhLlDPz198

Sinach

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_msBl6JDcd3JQJ2Z96y3W7zeHVyR3qfZMc

Lara George

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nWKvV7RDH9RapDjsAHLL53Us9jFRY8ic0

The Music of Now

Tasha Cobbs

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_l1nu8ozMl6w7ktP_JpyOciusJDLTgiY-w

Elevation Worship

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kLlRoBSzrQjK1kUPzOevpGPmYH-a1PK_w

Casey J

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_mKknaOzlNqoIibz5mpUgySGU2VuVt5f5c

Maverick City Music

https://music.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_k-H4r0JD_rpUS2POhcYSF9AwU5z-vl2LU

2 thoughts on “Just Believe – A Divine Fairytale

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    1. Thanks! Oh wow that’s an amazing job… must be such a privilege to entertain young minds, tell her I love Sofia the First, it’s my favourite Disney junior TV series, it’s literally made for 2-5 year olds, but I love it!

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