Good morning, Father!
Thank you so much for the gift of having 3 of my 4 children here in my home with me, and having time to talk to the fourth on the phone yesterday! Thank you for giving us a peaceful Thanksgiving Day, and thank you for keeping us all safe and in good health. Please help me now, as I list all my ready-to-sell artworks on Craigslist and Offer Up, along with some of my husband’s items for sale, and if it be your will, please bring people to our house to buy things from us, so we can raise enough money to get my husband’s truck fixed and still be able to pay rent. Father, I thank you for all you have already done for us. I feel truly blessed! I trust you completely, and I have no other expectations other than to remain your loyal servant. Amen!
Hebrews 11:1-6 ERV
Faith is what makes real the things we hope for. It is proof of what we cannot see.
God was pleased with the people who lived a long time ago because they had faith like this.
Faith helps us understand that God created the whole world by his command. This means that the things we see were made by something that cannot be seen.
Cain and Abel both offered sacrifices to God. But Abel offered a better sacrifice to God because he had faith. God said he was pleased with what Abel offered. And so God called him a good man because he had faith. Abel died, but through his faith he is still speaking.
Enoch was carried away from this earth, so he never died. The Scriptures tell us that before he was carried off, he was a man who pleased God. Later, no one knew where he was, because God had taken Enoch to be with him. This all happened because he had faith.
Without faith no one can please God. Whoever comes to God must believe that he is real and that he rewards those who sincerely try to find him.
Lord, I thank you for the amazing amount of faith you have granted me throughout my life, from the days of abuse and singing to you (as “He who owns all this” — the Creator) when I was only 4 and 5 years old, through to this very week when my husband’s truck broke down and I am still able to be cheerful and light and supportive and sooooo hopeful…! Thank you, Father, for your awesome care and patience with me and my husband and my children! Thank you for caring for all your Sheep, including my dear friend in New York. Please bless us all with your mercy and peace today, Lord, and help us cling fast to the faith you have given us. Let your will and your Word breathe your Life into us this day. Amen and amen! 😀