Hebrews Chapter 11 is known as the faith chapter
1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
As you read Hebrews 11, you will find men and women who stood in faith. They faced hard things of life and knew God. Throughout history, we see humans fail God and come back to him. The Bible is full of stories of life situations. Each of us have our own stories too and it's not over. Each day we add to our story of life. Each of us have a measure of faith.
21 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done.
17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
I know the importance of standing by faith. Somethings looks impossible to the human eye and yet inside you feel a peace from God. I know that God is real and I feel him deep within my soul. I never felt this way in early years of life. I knew God as being real when I turned 19 years old. Then I really didn't press into God until my 20's. It has taken me a long time and years to grow into a deeper relationship with God. Just like any friendship, we must spend time with a person to know them and for them to know us. Spending time is the best gift you can give anyone in life and yourself. Taking time to know someone and sharing real life is important.
Think of time of life when God did something that seemed impossible but it happen in a positive way. I can think of so many little things and big things. I am a witness of God's power in changing situations of life. I know that miracles happen and my faith becomes stronger as I recall somethings of life. How about you? Think of positive things today and share a story with someone.
One of my stories is this about my daughter. She just had a baby and five days later had a brain bleed. I stood at her front door with her five day old baby and 3 step sons behind me. I held back the tears as I had no ideal what was wrong. One of her step sons asked me if Tracy was going to die. I quickly responded with she will be okay. We found out it was a brain bleed and she needed a helicopter ride to a different hospital. Let me fast forward this and months later, she was back to work and doing good. She has learned new normals and can see how God did a miracle of life. I wake up everyday and thank God for her life, my family and friends. I have found we not only need faith, but we need each other. I'm just sharing one story today, but I have so many to show you how God's power is real. Keep the faith and keep believing in God.
My prayers continue for the readers of my blog, your family and friends. I do care and I don't know what you are facing, but face it knowing God is able to help you. God is able to be right here in your now. God does answer prayers.