FAITH IN ACTION
Faith is a personal relationship with God that determines the priorities of one’s life. This relationship is one of love built on trust and dependence. We receive it by trusting the saving work of Jesus. Faith includes a certain amount of “Belief” and may denote the content of what is believed. In this sense Faith is the conviction that God acted in the history of Israel and that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself. 2 Cor. 5:19.
God called the universe into existence out of nothing; He declared that it was to be, and it was. Our faith is in the God Who created the entire universe by His Word. God’s Word has awesome (over-whelming, breathtaking) power (strength, ability, control, force). When He speaks, do you listen and respond? How can you better prepare yourself to respond to God’s Word? Do you have the Faith to Believe it? 3 By Faith [that is, with an inherent (essential, permanent, characteristic attitude) trust and enduring confidence in the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God] we understand that the worlds (universe, ages) were framed and created [formed, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose] by the Word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. Heb. 11:3
Noah experienced rejection because he was different (special, unique, out of the ordinary) from his neighbors. God commanded him to build a huge boat in the middle of dry land, and although God’s command seemed foolish, Noah obeyed. Noah’s obedience made him appear strange to his neighbors, just as the new beliefs of Jewish Christians undoubtedly made them stand out. As you obey God, do not be surprised if others regard you as “different.” Remember, if God asks you to do something, He will give you the necessary strength to carry out that task. 7 By faith [with confidence in God and His word] Noah, being warned by God about events not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his family. By this [act of obedience] he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness which comes by faith. Heb. 11:7
Abraham’s life was filled with faith. At God’s command, he left home and went to another land—obeying without question (1Now [in Haran] the Lord had said to Abram, “Go away from our country, And from your relatives And from your father’s house, To the land which I will show you. Gen. 12:1). Do not be surprised if God asks you to give up secure, familiar surroundings in order to carry out His Will.
By faith Abraham, when he was called [by God], obeyed by going to a place which he was to receive as an inheritance; and he went, not knowing where he was going.
REMINDER: FAITH IN ACTION!!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you
Prophetess Dr. Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”