Thank you for the awesome comfort I felt this morning, sooooo peaceful and cozy! Thank you for a nice shower and the ability to go outside and sit on the porch in the SUN! Thank you for peace in the house, enough food to eat, and enough work to keep me busy indefinitely! Father, I am growing more concerned about money, not being able to pay rent or get myself much-needed contact lenses, or even to pay my internet bill! I give these needs to you and ask you to provide, as I know that you will. You have never let me down, Lord. You are always ENOUGH. Thank you for your daily care and encouragement. Thank you for taking such good care of me and my husband and my children. Please bless my friend in New York with peace and HOPE and a lifting of her spirits. 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 ask you to touch the ones who are struggling with faith today. Lift up their eyes to see your glory and help them to truly understand your faithfulness. Let your Holy Spirit minister to your children, Lord, and guide us in the path you would have each of us to walk. Reward our obedience with a sense of your presence, your closeness, your breath. Encourage our hearts to stand and not grow weary or faint, no matter how we are challenged today in this world. Amen.