Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Faith-Believe it or Not

What is Faith?

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.

Some examples:

  • By faith Abel offered God a better Sacrifice than Cain, 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 cause God had taken him away.
  • It was faith that 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 Moses parents hid him for three month after he was born.
  • It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be called the son of the king of Egypt daughter. He chose to suffer with God's people instead of enjoying sin for a short time.
  • It was by faith that Moses left Egypt and was not afraid of the kings anger, Moses continued strong as if he could see the God that no one can see.
  • If was by faith that Moses prepared the Passover and spread the blood on the doors so the one who brings death would not kill the firstborn of Israel.
  • It was by faith that the people crossed the Red Sea as if it were dry land.
So, Do I need to give more examples? I do not have time to tell you about Barak, Gideon, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the Prophets. Through their faith the defeated kingdoms. They did what was right, received God's promises and shut the mouths of lions. -hebrews 11:1-33 NCV

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Is this something I can do

Letting go and letting God can be challenging.  I have experienced this from time to time in my past and currently in my present . However, I have learned that God positions me in situations that are favorable and teach me how intimate He wants to be with me. I love this time with him and I leave these moments different from when I began. My current lesson is learning how to be still and enjoy the relationships he is setting up in my life. Connecting with people who I have known but did not know them on a personal level. I am enjoying this learning experience and I am taking in each sweet moment. These are the precious times we share with our God, but never underestimate or overestimate these opportunities with Him. These are teaching moments. It is good to take in what He has for us, but first things are first and that simply is getting out of Gods way, so He can do what he does best and thats being God.