Monday, October 19, 2015

October 20, 2015

"Now faith is....." Hebrews 11:1a

These three words form a powerful transition from a rallying cry to a reality check.

In the 10th Chapter of Hebrews the Apostle is writing to encouraged the believers to persevere in their pursuit of their faith. This the well-known "forsake not the assembling of yourselves together" speech. Reading the second half of Hebrews 10 really sets the context for Chapter 11. To a people who are needing to recapture their courage the Apostle reminds them that "faith is" the core of courage!

These three words remind us that faith is possible!

So, faith is possible by virtue of the fact that it is impossible to NOT BELIEVE. It takes faith to disbelieve! Many would argue that it takes more faith to disbelieve something than it does to believe in something. The crucial question is where will you direct your faith?

These three words remind us that faith is powerful!

Everyone believes something and what you believe determines how you think about yourself, about others and about life. What you believe shapes your actions and your attitudes. 

Because faith shapes your actions and your attitudes it has the power to shape your life. Where you find yourself today is a function of what you believe. If you want to change your outcome you will need to change your outlook.

These three words remind us that faith is personal!

I can't have faith for you and you can't have faith for me. We may encourage one another in our faith but each of us must decide what we will be believe, who we will believe and how we will believe. Faith is a personal commitment to believe in a personal God and His righteous principles.

Faith is a hugely important issue because "without faith you cannot please God".You can choose to please God with your faith and I can choose to please God with my faith because faith is personal!

You will have to decide for yourself but as far as I'm concerned I'm very glad that "Now faith is.....!"