What is faith? Well, there is a particular definition that I learned from the time I was very small. It’s a verse I have had memorized for years!
That’s not the version I memorized as a kid – I know the King James version:
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. – Hebrews 11:1
We’re to have this faith – this confidence in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are to be assured of that which we do not see. We walk by faith – and not by sight. We can only be God’s child by faith.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light. – Helen Keller
Just as time away from the gym can show fairly quickly on the scale, time away from God can show fairly quickly in our lives. Some folks refuse to have faith while others say they do, but they don’t take the time to exercise it. Something in the name of this video caught my eye – it says, “Allow Me, I Will Heal Your Soul” – and that’s significant – we have a choice to allow the Lord to help us or not. We’re given the free will to make the choice for God or against Him.
God wants to give you opportunities today. Will you trust the path He has for you to walk, or will you ignore Him and go your own way? Work that faith out a little bit… think about the substance of things HOPED FOR – expecting in your heart to see the evidence of THINGS UNSEEN. Why are people so surprised when God answers their prayers? Maybe it’s because they didn’t think their faith was as strong as it really is. Just a thought.
We don’t see the wind in Kansas, but I’ll tell you what – we feel it! The limbs on the ground are the evidence of the wind that blew them off the trees! We see the evidence of the wind everywhere. In the autumn, the Kansas wind blows the leaves off the trees and as we rake the leaves, we’re reminded that once again the wind came to visit. Do you have to see to believe? 🙂