SWEET IS THE WORD! HEBREWS 11:1,11

Sunday, September 11, 2016
Pic via: the living room floor. The girls were running around in an imaginary game, so I snuck onto the rug right where their dream world was taking place and got a little study in as they played. Win-win. :)
Entry from Tuesday, September 6
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

"By faith...Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child...because she judged him faithful who had promised."

There are a lot of examples of faith in this chapter, but being a woman, I resonate with Sara's miraculous story of wanting to be a mother and finally conceiving as an elderly woman. I can't imagine that - both the waiting and the arrival of a baby being so old - which is why I admire Sara and her faith all the more. 

And faith...oh faith. Sometimes it's so hard for me to grasp. Sometimes I don't know how to have faith. These verses always help, though...

Faith has no visual promise - you don't always have something to jump from - no voice of confirmation, no outright direction. So Sara, having nothing more than the promise that God keeps His promises - again, she had no extra directions from heaven, even while wanting help so badly - moved forward and tried to have a baby. She didn't know what the result would be at her age; again, she had no extra, special information about how to make her faith produce what she wanted/needed. She only knew this: she didn't know everything and she had to try. 

I'm in the same place right now of not knowing almost anything about my life's next steps. All I know is that I have to try to do something with what I've got - with the time and talents I do have, and based off of His past promises. Regardless of not having a sure promise that what I hope for will come of my efforts, I have to try. Faith comes into play when you have nothing more than a hope - no directions, no clear path. Step into the dark, sister. Then the light turns on. 

Faith...is the evidence of things not seen. 

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