Today God spoke to me about having FAITH and the blessing that it brings!
During my Morning Bible Study I opened the Word of God at Hebrews 11. This was ironically also the same scripture our Pastor used in Church yesterday morning and I instinctively knew this was Gods way of highlighting the importance of what meant having true faith really mean. I believe God had told me to spread His word and I needed true faith to pursue this.
The first scripture of Hebrews 11 phrases the scripture we all know quite well. “Faith is confidence that what we hope for will actually happen, it gives us assurance about things we cannot see”. But the second verse not mentioned as much goes on to tell us more about how having faith earned people a good reputation. Because isn’t that what Faith is all about? Hoping for something good to come? “Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation”. Hebrews 11:2.
Now, the good reputation here does not mean that all people on earth responded well to their acts of faith. On the contrary, if we take Noah as an example. “It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about the things that had never happened before. By faith that Noah condemned the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith”. Hebrews 11: 7. Through the whole scripture in Hebrews 11 we can see that God awarded those who truly put their faith in Him not through worldly prizes but by earning a good reputation in the Kingdom of God. May the Lord Almighty and His Son Jesus Christ and the Angels in Heaven know our names. What greater gift is there really?
After reading this scripture I now understand even better the importance of true faith and how it not only brings a blessing to us from God but by blessing Gods people through our acts of faith we are blessed to by earning a good reputation at the King of Kings! Isn’t this exciting? For if Joseph had not obeyed God to command the people to leave Egypt where would we have been today?
Therefor let us pray and give thanks to the Lord for creating faith so that all Christians can receive Gods blessing and be known by the God of Gods in good reputation.
God Almighty. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob we thank You for giving us the ability to have faith because You always keep your promises. We thank You and honor You that You are the same yesterday, today and tomorrow and that through the Blood of Christ we can come to You on our own and worship You wherever we go. We ask You to please guide us as we walk by faith and not by sight because we truly believe in You. Amen