Faith isn’t just free-falling into the unknown. Faith is more of a settled calm. An assurance, not in our future, but the God who lives with us. A God who never fails. Faith isn’t trusting only during the good times, but the bad times as well. Instead of looking at the impossible and asking God to move, ask God to come in and remind you of who He is. God has promised to get us to the other side of the storm.
The promises of God provide the roots for our faith. The foundation and the growth. A life walking with God is one of drawing near to God: A constant choosing to believe and a constant seeking to know Him more.
Perfect faith is not a perfect life. A life of faith will be messy. But no matter how many times we mess up, God will remain faithful. His love will remain faithful. His mercy will continue to be faithful. His covenant with us will always be faithful. We can rest in God’s unconditional faithfulness, even when we sin. The more we are forgiven, the more we want to be faithful. Live as a true follower of Christ. Live forgiven.
We are commanded in Scripture to pray with faith (James 1:5-8; I John 5:14-15). Faith and doubt do not coexist. Faith believes God gets glory in both the “no’s” and the “yes’s” of life. Prayer anchored in faith means we will be content, not in God’s answer, but in God Himself.
Sarah was a woman of faith because she believed God’s promises. She believed and lived her life in truth. We can have the faith of Sarah when we believe God’s promises. Hebrews 10:23: “Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” We can hold on to our faith, because God is faithful! Faith sees God’s promises as truth, not possibilities.
God promised Abraham so much more than just a nation and a linage. He promised something spectacular! Something for all who follow Him.
God promised Abraham….Himself. He promised to be his God. God says: “I am your shield.” Matthew Henry said: “Not only the God of Israel, but a God to Israel.” A God to Israel. A God who would be more than just a God. He would be so much more. A Person. A presence. A relationship. Don’t stop seeking Him, dear friend. No matter what kind of day you are having: Seek His Presence. Seek to wield the shield of faith everyday. For in this shield you will find protection and provision, but more than that, you will find His presence.
What about you, my dear reader? How has your faith grown? Our faith is not something we get once. It is a seed, handed to us at salvation. We plant it in the soil of life. The rain and storms of life water the ground. The Son shines His light during the darkest night. And after the winter season, we see the tiny shoot of a bud. Slowly breaking through. Growing. Reaching toward the sky. Becoming something beautiful.
Let your faith grow. Let the the Word of God fill your heart and create fresh faith everyday.
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