Bible Verse: Hebrew 11 vs 1, 8-10 TPT
“Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen.”
“Faith motivated Abraham to obey God’s call and leave the familiar to discover the territory he was destined to inherit from God. So he left with only a promise and without even knowing ahead of time where he was going, Abraham stepped out in faith. He lived by faith as an immigrant in his promised land as though it belonged to someone else. He journeyed through the land living in tents with Isaac and Jacob who were persuaded that they were also co-heirs of the same promise. His eyes of faith were set on the city with unshakable foundations, whose architect and builder is God himself.”
How often have we quoted the verse from Jeremiah, ”For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future”? Often when we are quoting this verse we’re journeying difficult situations and we use it to bring hope that God will work it all out for us in the end. This we believe and hold on to, but may I respectfully suggest that belief in and of itself is not sufficient. You see I can whole hearted believe in something or someone, but belief alone does not necessitate action. Belief can be static but faith has to be active. Our Hebrews text, tells of Abraham’s faith motivated action to take hold of the promised land, many years later Abrahams’s seed Israel, stood again on the edge of the promised land, they saw it was a good land, as God had said, flowing with milk and honey, but they also saw the giants and their faith in God’s promise was overshadowed , they only entered the promise some 40 years later, when a new generation activated their faith in God’s promise. Today God’s promise beckons us, God has spoken so much life and goodness into the Mosaic house, he has expanded our sight to see beyond how things look right now, to the future he has purposed for us. This promised land is not without it’s giants, its not without it’s intimidating challenges, but a nervous excitement pervades as we stand toes over the edge all that God has promised, our hearts persuaded and ready to abandon to to His will. Lets not just believe that God has a plan for us, lets allow our faith to be activated, and motivate us to step into and take hold of, all God has spoken in promise.
Prayer and reflection:
As you listen to the track linked below, the psalmist says “you prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies”, dare to activate your faith to step into God’s promise for you.
Raise a Hallelujah