Faith Factor

Posted on July 3, 2019 by America's Keswick in Victory Call

I recently did a seminar for the Seniors Conference at America’s KESWICK titled, “Better than Fear Factor – This is Faith Factor.” I am not a particular fan of the television show, “Fear Factor” but I understand they make people do the very things that they fear the most. It is an edge-of-the seat, adrenaline pumping, shocking program. They think they thought this up? They can’t hold a candle to the Bible. Have you ever considered some of the stories about faith in the Bible?

The first man in the Bible that comes to mind is Abraham. Genesis 22:2, “Then He said, ‘Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.'” Can you imagine anything more terrifying? Yet the Scripture tells us that Abraham obeyed. Isaiah 22:3, “So Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he split the wood for the burnt offering, and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.”

My guess is that although Abraham obeyed, he still had sweaty palms, a racing heart and a dry mouth. Faith is not the absence of fear; it is obedience in spite of it (source unknown). When your obedience requires that you step out in faith, step out…sweaty palms, racing heart and all.


Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at

Think About This: “Our lives are full of supposes. Suppose this should happen, or suppose that should happen; what could we do; how could we bear it? But, if we are living in the high tower of the dwelling place of God, all these supposes will drop out of our lives. We shall be quiet from the fear of evil, for no threatenings of evil can penetrate into the high tower of God.” – Hannah Whitall Smith

The Daily Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 16-18, Acts 4:23-37| You can download our 2018 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life. – Romans 5:18

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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