The F Word

16 09 2011

Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it. Faith is the reason we remember great people who lived in the past. Hebrews 11:1-2 New Century Version

Anticipating God’s promises coming to past, can take longer than we would like. We may even feel like we are moving backwards. But Faith (not fear or fainting) “is having confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” God has called us to believe confidently in what He has promised even though it may not be visible. Hebrews 11 is full of examples of people who operated on Faith and not fear despite very difficult circumstances. Some of them were called to make sacrifices that we can’t imagine but in every case, God fulfilled His Word.

I think of the Faith Heroes in my life. Nina Mae Williams, my grandmother who stood tall for Holiness and righteousness, and prayed for her family today and in the future. Those prayers are alive, even though she passed more than two decades ago. She stood tall in the gap for family members who were not believers with prayers and Faith. I thank God for her example and that of my mother, Gene, who prays everyday for her children, grandchildren and now great grandchildren, name by name. What a legacy of love and Faith. They both know the power of prayer and God’s inability to fail.

So today, as we walk this journey, have Faith in God, trust Him with all your heart and don’t depend on what you feel or what you see. God is Faithful to meet our needs.



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