“Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it. Faith is the reason we remember great people who lived in the past
“It is by faith we understand that the whole world was made by God’s command so what we see was made by something that cannot be seen.
“It was by faith that Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. God said he was pleased with the gifts Abel offered and called Abel a good man because of his faith. Abel died, but through his faith he is still speaking.
“It was by faith that Enoch was taken to heaven so he would not die. He could not be found, because God had taken him away. Before he was taken, the Scripture says that he was a man who truly pleased God. Without faith no one can please God. Anyone who comes to God must believe that he is real and that he rewards those who truly want to find him.
“It was by faith that Noah heard God’s warnings about things he could not yet see. He obeyed God and built a large boat to save his family. By his faith, Noah showed that the world was wrong, and he became one of those who are made right with God through faith.
“It was by faith Abraham obeyed God’s call to go to another place God promised to give him. He left his own country, not knowing where he was to go. It was by faith that he lived like a foreigner in the country God promised to give him. He lived in tents with Isaac and Jacob, who had received that same promise from God. Abraham was waiting for the city that has real foundations – the city planned and built by God.
“Do I need to give more examples? I do not have time to tell you about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets. Through their faith they defeated kingdoms, They did what was right, received God’s promises, and shut the mouths of lions. They stopped great fires and were saved from being killed with swords. They were weak, and yet were made strong. They were powerful in battle and defeated other armies.”
(Hebrews 11:1-10,32-34 The Inspirational Study Bible)
It was by faith my friend climbed her way out of a deep depression.
It was by faith a sweet couple in Charleston conceived, not one, but two little darlings when the doctor said there was no way.
It was by faith a mom & dad refused to abort their unborn child as advised by doctors because of severe deformities. The child was born healthy and normal.
It was by faith a young woman was able to let her daddy die in peace, knowing that she would see him again one day.
It was by faith that, out of nowhere, a totally perfect job came to a man in a totally imperfect job market.
It was by faith my son dared to love again.
It was by faith…
“But dear friends, use your most holy faith to build yourselves up, praying in the Holy spirit. Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the Lord Jesus Christ with His mercy to give you life forever.” (Jude 20,21 ~ The Inspirational Study Bible)
Father, Although the walk of faith is difficult at times, its footing is always sure. Your Word fails not. Your promises are true. And Your power? Your power is astonishing! Help us to dare to believe that You are Who You say You are. Give us courage to walk this walk of faith, enjoying each blessing, each kiss of favor, each miracle – big and small. We love You, Lord.