All right, untwist your panties, this isn’t going to be a religious post. I do believe in God. If you don’t, that’s OK. He probably doesn’t believe in you either. But faith is not about God. Faith and God are often used in the same thought, but they are not bound to each other. You don’t need to believe in God to have faith.
In my opinion faith, at its core, is hope. Faith is the hope that you’ll see your grandchildren get married. Faith is the hope that you’ll be able to fit into your skinny jeans in time for your high school reunion. Faith is the hope that you won’t have to park two miles away from the mall on Black Friday and you’ll score the HDTV for $300 before they’re gone. I’m going to go out on a limb and say everyone has expressed faith at some point in their life, even if you’ve never spent a day in church.
Faith, like love, hate, anger, and trust, is unquantifiable. You can’t put it on a scale and say I have this much faith. You can’t even show it to someone, you can only express it. You can kneel in prayer or send a thought out into the universe. Either way you’re expressing faith. Any time you’ve ever wanted something to happen you are expressing faith. You could be praying for the victims of the latest natural disaster or willing your horse to cross the finish line first at the track, your motives may not be pure, but your faith is.