Dailies~ In His Word ...July 13, 2019
What is faith? Why do we care? What is its purpose? According to Hebrews 11 faith is the substance of things hoped for. There are a lot of people given as examples in the Word and a few that I can give you from my life. Faith is Abram believing that God will make him ‘the father of many nations’ as he was told, to the point of telling people of his new name, Abraham even when he had no children!  Now faith is the substance of things to be hoped for, the evidence of things that appear not. For by this the ancients obtained a testimony. By faith we understand that the world was framed by the word of God; that from invisible things visible things might be made. Hebrews 11:1-3

In more modern terms faith believes for your own children to grow and become the wise me and women that God can use to either share the gospel or support those who do. Faith believes that when things get rough along the way that God will come through for you and make you strong enough, because He is strong enough. He is the in substance!
Without faith’s substance it is empty. I dare say it is false.  It is easy to claim to have faith, but not to truly believe.  Esau is used as an example of one who gave up his faith for food, in impatience he went for what he desired over what God could have given him.
 But without faith it is impossible to please God. For he that cometh to God, must believe that he is, and is a rewarder to them that seek him. Hebrews 11:6

We need to remember that God has a plan, and in that plan we trust Him to be the strength of our lives, to be the hope that pushes our faith to be stronger and secure in believing for whatever it is.
If I have faith for someone to hear the call of God, then I have to have faith to let God bring them through the rough patches to be prepared to reach the lost. I have to trust that God knows what He is doing with my own life when I have faith that He will publish the books He has given me! So many written, just waiting, for such a time as this!
God gives us a measure of faith but what we do with it is what makes it grow. When we choose to believe, it grows stronger… when we choose to allow Him to do the work needed,  it grows stronger still!  We can do it! With God all things are possible if we believe!
And make straight steps with your feet: that no one, halting, may go out of the way; but rather be healed. Follow peace with all men, and holiness: without which no man shall see God. Looking diligently, lest any man be wanting to the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up do hinder, and by it many be defiled.Hebrews 12:13-15
Heavenly Father, help us to have faith today that You will do the work that You will bring the peace, that You will do the plan, In Jesus’ name, amen.

Teresa M. Wilson