FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT / DAY 9 / FAITHFULNESS
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. -Hebrews 11:1
Right away we see 2 amazing PROMISES…
-that FAITH is the ASSURANCE (word, promise, vow) of HOPE
-and the CONVICTION of things we cannot see.
I think we could all use a little assurance and a big spoonful of HOPE! (With a HEAVY DOSE OF CONVICTION ON THE SIDE)
The passage we start with today comes from Hebrews 11.
“The Wall of Faith.”
It’s a comfort and a hope to know that this faithful list relied on the Lord to provide…yet, stumbled just like you and me.
They each had their own journey…each very different….just like you and me.
Can’t you totally relate to Diana’s openings statement?!! I sure can.
Sisters….we have to stop comparing!!!!! Can I get an amen?!!!
And…it’s not about the BIG things we do…it’s about “walking in faithfulness” as we go to the dentist, empty the dishwasher, take time to talk to someone who is hurting…as we drive in traffic.
It’s about “WHO I’ve put my faith in…more than WHAT I am “doing.”
Aren’t you relieved to know that even our stumbling, insecure faith of a mustard seed can move mountains?
If we waited until we felt “qualified” we’d miss seeing God’s Glory in us on earth…and isn’t that the point?
I love Diana’s quote:
“FAITHFULNESS IS A FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT, NOT A FRUIT OF MY EFFORTS.”
I must GO to the Lord…be in His presence…ask for FAITH, and be ready to receive it.
What a loving Father we have…He ALWAYS GIVES US WHAT WE NEED.