We talk about it all the time. Faith is the basis of our religion. But do we truly have faith?
A few Sundays ago, my husband filled in for our pastor. He was asked to share his testimony about when he had his heart attack. His story is incredible. We experienced so many miracles that day, all because of my husband’s faith that God would get him through it. As soon as he realized what was happening, he started praying!
Let me back up a minute and share that our daughter begins our service by leading a praise song. She had no idea that her father would be preaching on faith. The song she chose that week was “What Faith Can Do” by Kutless. Is it not wonderful how God puts everything together?
Hebrews 11: The Faith Hall of Fame
This “testimony” led to a full-blown sermon on faith. As my husband prepared his lesson, he felt God telling him that he was missing that point of his testimony. He preached from Hebrews 11. The first three verses state:
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the men of old gained approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.”
Hebrews 11:1-3, NASB
Throughout Hebrews 11, Paul tells of the faith of people in the Old Testament: Abel, Enoch, Abraham, Noah, and many others. These people had faith that God would get them through difficult times and/or give them promises. They believed God would deliver them no matter how bleak things looked.
My husband ended his sermon with the fact that we should be sharing our faith, teaching others about what faith really is. As Hebrews 11:6 says, “…Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” We must have faith!
Do you truly have faith?
Do you share/show that faith?
Please share a story of when God provided because of your faith.