Is your faith one that others can recognize in action, or has your faith been surmised to a few words falling from the lips of an unmovable believer who has either become dormant or complacent?
When I read Hebrews 11, I see generations of faith walkers, doers and believers in action! Hebrews 11: 1-2 says “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.”
Do you wonder what was being said here about the ancients whom were commended and how their faith was made known to others? In reading this faith chapter, you will find that these men and woman of faith were actively on the move with their faith. It wasn’t something they pondered on, prayed about and understood without moving forward.
For instance, by faith Abel brought God a better offering, Enoch was commended for pleasing God, by faith Noah built an ark, by faith Abraham obeyed, by faith Sarah was enabled to bear children, by faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, by faith Jacob blessed each of Joseph’s sons, by faith the parents of Moses hid him for three months and by faith Moses left Egypt, by faith people passed through the Red Sea, and by faith the army marched around Jericho until the walls came down.
As we read the historical testimonies of the faithful ancients, we realize they all had one sure thing in common. They were all a people on the move! Their faith caused them to perform great works for God and to accomplish great feats in His Name. What is your faith accomplishing for you today?
You see; faith without works is dead, according to the writer James, but works cannot save us. Works is not what will reward us when this journey ends here on earth and moves on into heavenly realms. Faith is a reward given only to God’s children. Faith can heal, move mountains, be courageous, speak boldly, and bring us immeasurable victory when we use our faith in obedience to God’s commands.
Let me encourage you today dear friend. The faith God has given you has also come with a call for action. Do not deny your faith by allowing it remain unproductive. Let us also remember that what I do for Christ is immaterial, however, what He can do through me is faith in its purest form and in these very works I will find that I am storing up treasures in heaven where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. If we dare to call ourselves the children of God, then let us dare to move out of our comfort zones and to do all of our work as unto the Lord, even in season of trial. We will then receive the crown that the Lord has promised to those who love Him!
By Jane Morin
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Jane Morin is an international speaker, worship leader, Bible teacher, and award-winning author. Her latest re-release, The Weapons Of Our Warfare is now available on Kindle Books! Learn how to fight the "fight of faith" effectively and snatch up your copy today!