Hebrews 11:1 [MSG].
“The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.”
Are we a people of deep faith? Do we have a faith that sets us above the crowd? When you google the definition of faith, the first thing that comes up is this‘a complete trust or confidence in someone or something.’
What I love about Hebrews 11 is that as you continue to read, Paul gives example after example of heroes of the old testament who had such a deeply rooted faith in God that they were willing to do anything He asked. Noah built an ark while being criticized by his peers (vs 7), Moses gave up being the heir to the kingdom of Egypt, to be mistreated alongside the slaves of the time (vs 24-28) and in faith Abraham was willing to sacrifice his only son Isaac, a promise that had been fulfilled by God himself. Everyone mentioned was willing to leave a place of comfort and step out into the unknown because they knew that trusting the voice of God was so much greater then the comforts of life. And yet while all of the saints mentioned were commended for their faith, none of them received their promise in full (39), referring to salvation in Christ. How much more then should we, people who know and understand the promise of salvation through Christ, be a people willing to step out in faith, with complete trust and confidence in who God is and what He is calling us to.
My prayer for us is that as we set apart time in a few weeks at conference, our level of faith will increase as God speaks and calls us out to ‘Cover the Earth’. That like the saints that have gone before us, we will be a people willing to do anything He asks, no matter the cost, to further His kingdom.
Stephanie Sohnchen // Executive Assistant to Ps. Henry & Alex Seeley
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