Feb 20 – Faith is … Believing Without Seeing

Abram believed the Lord.
And the Lord accepted Abram’s faith,
and that faith made him right with God.      –Genesis 15:6 (NCV)

From the beginning, we believed in that which we did not see, God. We didn’t know or understand the science or math behind it.  We couldn’t read the stars to know what they held.  We didn’t understand how things came to be.  And we did not question the existence of our God.  Even though we couldn’t see Him.

Because of faith, we’ve been given many blessings.

And if you obey the Lord,
he will keep the promise he made to me.
He said: ‘If your descendants live as I tell them
and have complete faith in me,
a man from your family will always be king
over the people of Israel.’ –1 Kings 2:4 (NKJV)

Because of our faith, God has given us many things which we can look at and enjoy, all of which should remind us of His presence.  It should remind us also of our past and future.  It all builds on itself, including God’s beauty.  He’s constantly resculpting us through earthquakes, floods, and volcanoes and more intimate tragedies.  And while we don’t like these disruptions, when they’re all done we celebrate the beauty of what was left behind.

That’s how God’s Word vaults across the skies from sunrise to sunset,
Melting ice, scorching deserts, warming hearts to faith.                       –Psalm 19:6 (MSG)

Unfortunately, we are human.  We question our own abilities.  We ponder why we exist.  Some even ask the question about why they are born.  We worry about what will be tomorrow, next week and next month.  Depression and anxiety are overwhelming.  Drug and alcohol abuse creep into our lives to take control.  Why?  Because you stopped believing that God has a plan and your part of it.  You stopped believing in yourself and your ability to make a difference.  You stop believing.

But I had almost stopped believing;
I had almost lost my faith                   –Psalm 73:2

And why do you stop believing? Why do some days lack faith? Because of fear.  At first it’s fear that you’ll screw up and someone will notice you.  Then it becomes fear that no one will notice.  You lose your own personal belief in yourself and you become afraid, you’ve lost your faith.

“You of little faith, why are you so afraid?”     –Psalm 8:25 (sel) (NIV)

But faith is all that you need.  The power to believe in someone, in yourself, in God.  God rejoices when, in faith, we take chances.  He rewards us for our actions.  He celebrates the little things you do that we all so frequently miss.

You took a risk of faith, and now you’re well.”                –Matthew 9:20 (sel) (MSG)
 
He said, “your faith has healed you.”  –Matthew 9:22 (sel) (NIV)
 
“According to your faith let it be to you.”  –Matthew 9:29 (sel) (NKJV)

Abraham believed before there would be a cross.  He believed without see God. He never look for Him in the tabernacles or schools or shopping centers.  No, he met God where he was just as God continues to meet us where we are, 24×7, rain, sleet, or hail.

Therefore, the promise comes by faith, 
so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed 
to all Abraham’s offspring—
not only to those who are of the law 
but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham. 
He is the father of us all.                                                    –Romans 4:16

Father, What fear is standing between me and You?  I Lay that fear at the feet of Christ with the faith that you will resolve it.  I now walk away from this concern leaving the it with You.  I pray my faith prospers from this and that with each moment I have less resistance to give up that which is in front of me.

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Published by: seekersofchrist

After a time of rest, it's time to resurrect this blog with a light on prayer and building our own personal prayer garden. A woman of faith, I want to share my personal insights into God and the Gospel in the hopes that these touch another heart, encouraging them to come to Christ.

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