What is faith?
Why is it important?
How do I have faith?
I recently learned that Hebrews 11 and 12 are the “faith” chapters of the Bible. A review of these chapters instigated my personal reflection on this vital attribute – “faith” - which I say I have, but really not sure what that means all the time.
Here are some simple words and key concepts that came out of some reflection…
It is not my “religion.”
It is not a hobby of mine.
It is not just something I practice on Sunday mornings.
But it is the way I try to live my life day-to-day – leaning on and trusting in God.
Sometimes I lack it, some days I need it more than others, but it is always there
even if it is just a small glimpse.
Walk by Faith.
Knowing that He, the Almighty One, has a plan far greater than my own.
He is in control.
I believe, I trust in the unseen,
knowing that He is there.
This is hard – to give up everything, to give up your own ways,
but I am striving to get better.
Just Keep Going.
There will be hurt and hardships – I will endure them (Hebrews 12:7).
Take a step of faith, and then, one by one, I will be running.
Running the race He has set before me (Hebrews 12:1).
Not giving up, but looking to Jesus (Hebrews 12:2).
With faith and God’s grace, we can do all things He has set before us.
Life update on Sarah: I started my sophomore year of college this week – and I am making one of my goals this year to truly try to live by faith each and every day.