Faith Factor

Posted on January 2, 2024 by Elizabeth Welte in Victory Call

In 2019, I 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.



*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.


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit 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:  “God is so great that he can take anything and bring good from it.” ― Linda Evans Shepherd

The Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 1. You can download our 2024 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here.

This Week’s Verse to Memorize:  “For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)

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