What Does It Mean To Have Faith?

” Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. ” Hebrews 11:1

I love this verse! It gives us a great picture of faith, it says its the substance of things not seen. So whats unseen? Air is an example of something not seen, so does that mean that the air doesn’t exist? No, the air exists! We need the air to live don’t we? Yes! But just because we don’t see the air, does that mean that the air doesn’t show evidence of its existence? Wind, the evidence. We see the affect of the air when the wind blows through the trees, we also don’t just see it we also feel it, right? Yes! So what is the evidence of things not seen when we have faith in YHWH (God)? The evidence is plenty of things! We can see the evidence when we walk outside, the birds, trees, sky, a lot of different animals, the ground,etc. We also see the evidence in ourselves. Go look in the mirror. You are the evidence of things not seen. He created you, you are His daughter/son.

I learned a lot of neat stuff in Chemistry and Biology, ( I’m not a expert by the way) but I do know some stuff really stuck out to me, like all the tiny little Atoms and the cells and all that stuff that is inside of you! Tiny little particles moving and recreating, filtering and so much stuff that’s going on in you to keep you alive, to keep your body working properly!

Isn’t that amazing? He designed all that! the tiny finger prints, the hair on your head, your senses, your soul, your heart, your everything! You are the evidence.

We can feel the evidence when we praise and worship Him! What’s the feeling? His presence! The Holy Spirit tugging and filling our hearts, when we pray for each other and with each other. We have His amazing healing power, we see that and feel that! You just can’t deny that there is a God! It’s just ridiculous when people cling so tightly to the idea of nothing turning into something and then exploded and then eats something, grows and then multiplies and turns into something else and bla, bla, bla, we are now here and that’s how our earth came to be, yeah we heard it all.  It takes a TON more faith to believe in evolution and all that other stuff then it does to believe in God! Seriously! There’s not the substance of things hoped for! Evolution doesn’t give me hope, God does! I would absolutely HATE to wake up everyday thinking that I was an accident, that I wasn’t created for a purpose, and that all I was here for was to live and then die… Can you imagine that? Not knowing that we have a savior? Thinking, that we are just living our days to the fullest and that we only get one shot at life? I love knowing that I was created for a purpose, I was created to live on earth for His glory and to spread His word all around and to show others who their Father is. My purpose is to be light in a dark world, that’s yours too!

We can wake up everyday knowing that even if something bad were to happen, that it’s in His hands, and that when we are done on earth, we have eternal life with Him! It’s hard for people to understand, because salvation is a FREE gift.

” For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast. ” Ephesians 2:8-9

Recently, I was giving out thanksgiving bags to people on a Saturday after service. We drove around and knocked on doors asking people if they would like a thanksgiving bag, and I remember this one lady reached out for the bag and then paused and looked at me and said ” Is it really free? ” I smiled and said ” Yes, it really is ” and she was astonished that I was just giving it to her! She thanked me and I said ” God bless you ” and we left.

I say all that because people don’t know of this free gift, this Son of God who died on the cross for our sins, so that we can ask for forgiveness, and come to the Father through Yehsua (Jesus). It’s up to us to show them the way, What’s the way? Yeshua. He is the way! We have to walk with Him everyday! Meet Him in the cool of the day, read the word, meet the Father. He longs for us to just be with Him. Put Him first in your life! Have faith in the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Have faith, because we have this free gift, we have a free will, to choose to follow Him or not. But let me tell you, you won’t regret choosing to walk with Him! Because He is the creator of ALL! The Father of lights, God our healer, our peace, our everything! Have faith.

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