Believe

How much do I believe?

I think it was Anthony Evans that said, Faith is acting like God is telling the truth.

Noah had believed that it was going to rain, when it had never rained before, and built the ark… Faith without works is dead…

Abraham believed God and it was counted to him as righteousness.

David had faith that with just five stones, a sling shot, and with the name of the LORD, he would defeat Goliath – and he did! It didn’t even take all five stones!

David also did not make any moves without first asking God – should I go after the the Philistines? Go. Will they deliver me into Saul’s hands? They will.

It’s no wonder he is called a man after God’s heart…

So, I ask myself: How much do I believe? How big is my faith?

It really isn’t about the quantity though… Rather the quality. Faith the size of a mustard seed and no doubt. Right?

Entering this new year – this new decade – I made no resolutions, per se… At least, none that I wrote down with pen and paper. Still, I suppose I resolved in my heart to trust God more. To believe Him without any doubt.

I want to be like David – not make a move until the Lord tells me to. I want to be like Noah, step out on faith – whether that thing God tells me to do, is known or unknown. I want to be like Abraham, go where God leads me, even if it’s into a strange land, and wait as long as necessary for the promise…

There are countless examples in the Bible of faith and promises that I can think of and write about… But, for where I am today – the lives of these three are really standing out…

As I find myself on the precipice again, with the only the Lord to guide me, never has it been more true that we walk by faith not by sight. As I walk the walk of faith, I discover how much I truly believe and leave behind all doubt.

*image by KayBee05

10 comments

  1. One of my favorite verses is in Hebrews 11:8, “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going.” I think faith is walking into the unknown, but knowing God is walking with us. Thanks for you message.

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    1. Amen. Hebrews 11 is one of my favorites, especially in times of uncertainty. And very well said, “faith is walking into the unknown, but knowing God is walking with us.” I couldn’t agree more.

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  2. Many of us struggle with the same questions. I think faith leads us, but we are still, in our human response, responsible for taking the physical steps. It does take faith, but faith combined with action I think. There are things I struggled with for years and finally realized the path was there waiting for me all along – I just needed to take the first step.

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    1. I think you right. It definitely takes faith to take that first step. I like what you said, “finally realized the path was there waiting for me all along – I just needed to take the first step.”

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