Wednesday Reflection, January 22, 2020
A Call to Faith
Brothers and sisters, I greet you well. If we should search for a definition for the word faith, we’d find that like so many other words in the dictionary, this one word has many meanings and applications, however, none of the dictionary meanings mean more to me than the definition given to us in Hebrews 11:1 faith is the assurance of what we hope for (divinely guaranteed) and confidence in that which we do not see…
True enough, this is another of those words people throw around casually. Faith may either be a woman’s name, confused with Fate and it’s power and purpose are often times misunderstood.
If I should ask, how is your faith? What kind of faith do you possess? Is is the fickle type? Considered to be a noun, you know, something you tell others easily you have? Or is it faith the verb, the state of being, the process of standing still in the face of adversity or affliction so you may witness how the Lord will deliver you? It is one thing to know something, but to believe in that which you know is another thing.
It is not enough for us to be believers of the word but doers also. Most of us believe in God but how many of us have experienced who God truly is? Travelling mercies and grace renewed every morning is not just for those of us who have accepted Christ as our Lord and Savior, so what then differentiates us from others?
Isaiah 7:9b “if you do not stand firm in faith, you shall not stand at all” today’s watchword.
Faith is that total, complete and unwavering trust in God. It is that which keeps us anchored during turbulent flights and stormy seas. Faith enables and encourages us by the help of the Holy Spirit to be confident, to know, accept and see the things the Lord has promised. All of which cannot be seen through the physical or natural eyes.
Today’s watchword is reminding each of us to stay grounded. Not to get distracted, but instead, fight the good fight of faith, take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Brothers and sisters, the believer who makes a commitment to be faithful in prayer will find that their spirit is ever recharged, refueled and refreshed.
Until next week, be faithful and have Faith!