While going through this cancer journey, my wonderful friend visited from South Africa to support me in this season. She gave me this beautiful little hanging ornament, with these words on…..
“WHERE THERE IS HOPE, THERE IS FAITH. WHERE THERE IS FAITH, MIRACLES HAPPEN”
I have it hanging up in my kitchen window, and it’s a great reminder to me everyday.
It all begins with HOPE. We need to cherish hope!
Let’s take a look at Hebrews 10 verse 23 AMPC …..
“So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word.”
This is what you and I need to do ….
- Seize hope
- Hold fast to hope
- Retain without wavering the hope we cherish
- Acknowledge your hope in God
This is what His character is towards you and me when we seize hope ..
- His promises are reliable and sure
- He is faithful to His word
I grab hold of hope because I know He is reliable and faithful.
Hope is commonly used to mean a wish. It’s strength is the strength of the person’s desire. But in the Bible hope is the confident expectation of what God has promised and it’s strength is in His faithfulness.
So I am confident that what God has promised regarding my life, He is faithful to do!
Isaiah 26 verse 4 …..
“So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].”
Now faith comes in….
“Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen.”
Hebrews 11:1 TPT
Faith is your confidence for what you hoping for. Faith is your assurance, it’s a fact that your trust is in God.
This testimony of faith is what previous generations were commended for.
- Faith opened Noah’s heart to receive revelation and warnings from God about what was about to come … he stepped out in obedience
- Faith motivated Abraham to obey God’s call and leave the familiar to discover the territory destined to inherit from God
- Sarah’s faith embraced God’s miracle power to conceive even though she was barren and past the age of childbearing
These great heroes and many more all died still clinging to their faith. They knew it is impossible to please God without faith. Their hearts were fixed on what was far greater.
Faith enables us to choose God’s will, this is when we see the MIRACULOUS.
Let’s be a generation that prefers faith’s certainty above the momentary enjoyment of sin’s pleasures.
Let faith stir up inside of you, persist in faith!
Let this be said of you and I……
“Through faith’s power they conquered kingdoms and established true justice. Their faith fastened onto their promises and pulled them into reality! It was faith that shut the mouth of lions.”
Hebrews 11:33 TPT
Let our faith fasten onto the promises we have received from God and pull them into reality.
Be blessed today.