-Word of the Week-
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
Over the past week this word has been heavy on my heart, so I went straight to Hebrews 11. Even as I read that first verse though, I realized that I needed to read more than a few sentences above and below to get the context; I needed to read the whole book. Turning to the first page of Hebrews, I read each verse carefully, eager to gain new insight.
Although my human mind will probably never be capable of comprehending it, I can say with confidence that faith is more than saying that we believe in God. Having faith, also, involves more than saying that we trust God when times get tough. Even though these are certainly aspects of having faith, it’s so much richer than that.
You see, truly having faith is a conviction. Maybe it’s a lightning bolt of newfound understanding that stops you in your tracks. On the other hand, maybe it’s that pause of awe and reverence that holds you speechless. Either way, faith is being “cut to the heart” with three simple words: Jesus is Lord (Acts 2:36-37).
There is so much more that the Lord has been teaching me recently about faith, especially in this time of my life. With this being said, I hope you will visit again soon to read even more about faith!
With warmest thoughts and prayers for you, dear reader,