Shalom! I hope most of you took the time to do the challenge from yesterday! I did and it was eye opening! I focused on Hebrews 11 and I implore you all to read it when you get a chance!! Let’s briefly touch on what is Faith!?! How do I obtain it! And when I get it.. how do I maintain it? I want so share a little bit of Hebrews 11:
It starts off saying what faith is.. 1. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. THEN it lets you know the favor it brought others.. 2. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Ties it up in a bow...3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
🤔 Let’s see what “Webster” definition is:
👩🏾🎓Definition of faith: A verb,
2. belief and trust in and loyalty to God : belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion: firm belief in something for which there is no proof
3. complete trust- something that is believed especially with strong convictionespecially : a system of religious beliefs the Protestant faith on faith: without question
🤯Interesting right! It basically saying the first definition is having trust in “someone” and the second one saying having a belief in Whom they call God- and then on that one it says “firm belief in something for which there is no proof” Now if we are going off that scripture that is totally bogus! Psalms 118:8 says It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man! Faith is just that, trusting that it will work out. Who else has never failed you? Honestly, while we strive to be perfect we have let some people down.. and some people have let us down.. BUT The Most High has NEVER forsaken us or let us down even when we lost faith HE still came thru ... u ever wonder why?? TO SHOW US THAT WE SHOULD NOT LOSE FAITH!
🛡Takeaway: Faith is knowing your POWER will come thru regardless to what them said or what it looks like! The key is activating it! How? What does one do to get faith? It’s two fold: Romans 10:17 - So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God and then the application piece: James 2:17-18 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. NOW.. Once activated, how do I keep it? Let’s talk about that next time! Don’t forget to subscribe by “clocking in” to stay in the know!
Psalms 119:18 - Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.