Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Now faith is the pillar of our foundation, as we’ve always said, and faith in Jesus is what we are what sets us apart from other world views, whereas ours is very much dependent on the faith in Jesus because He did ascend to heaven, there is nobody, but the Bible that we listen to that we read, and the words that we listened to from the Bible. These are living, breathing, truest texts of God. This is a gift from the Lord. It is something that he gave us. It is our most precious, and our direction or roadmap, a love letter. All of these things represent a lot. But the key point is to have faith in the words being written.
It is to have faith in the life that Jesus lived, and it is the faith that he not only went for us but that he resurrected three days later. So sometimes, having faith in the real world in our world, and this is the real world. This is the real world 2000 plus years ago, but what I mean is sometimes to have faith in our personal lives is a lot harder than it seems. But I think it’s because we make it hard. And as I was praying today and as I was gathering my prayers, my prayer, I asked God for places in my life that I didn’t have faith in.
Where was I assuming control because I needed to know the answer, rather than having the assurance about the things that I did not see? And there were many different places where he showed me where I was not operating in Phase four operating out of control. And I always bring that up because that’s what I struggle with. And you can have maybe a similar struggle or something completely different.
But I can assure you that if you were to look at your life, and if you were to ask the same question that I did, where am I not operating in faith, you will find at least one place in your life with great significance that you could be a little bit better with is as far as the level of faith that you have. So remember that faith has confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Father God, we love you so much. And we thank you for this beautiful Friday. We thank you for this great week of faith. Thank you for learning more about faith, or there are some areas in our lives that we are not operating in our most holy faith. We are not operating in faith at all. So, Lord, we ask that you help us uncover those areas to show us where we can be better show us where we can leave closer to you. We also ask that you bless our lands and heal our lands for the Lord to look after this earth. We are all at the edge of fear, but today we’re going to choose to hold on to the faith we love you so much. And we thank you for this beautiful week. We ask that you bless this Friday. And we ask that you bless the weekend ahead of us. It is in your son’s most holy name that we pray. Amen.