“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Through their faith. the people in days of old earned a good reputation. By faith we understand that thee entire universe was formed at God’s command, that we now see did not come from anything that can bee seen.” (Hebrew 11:1-3)
The very foundation of Christianity is faith. It takes great faith to believe God, that we’ve never seen, sent his son, Jesus, to die on a cross for us. Our faith is what gives us the assurance that even though we cannot physically see God, he is with us. Our faith gives us the strength to push through the difficult times when it seems that everything on earth is caving down around us.
But as the Bible shares these amazing stories, we also find some “hiccups” in the road of their faith journey. Abraham lied on two different occasions about Sarah being his wife and even offered her over sexually to protect himself. David committed adultery, then murder, to cover up his sin. Moses killed a man and ran to hide. Rahab was a prostitute. Noah got drunk and then was found naked. These are our heroes of faith. Why do you suppose God put this in the story? God can use us despite our pasts. He can use us in spite of ourselves. Praise God that nothing we could ever do would separate us from the love of our Father. God can and will still use you for great things.
Bishop Jordan believes that God has moved many mountains in our life through faith. In fact, He has moved many mountains in our life that we have failed to thank him for, even though we was on our knees begging for their removal in the moment.
Our God is a good, loving Father. We often struggle to believe that our faith is enough. We struggle to grasp that our faith plus nothing equals our salvation. We think if we work harder, pray harder, attend more church events, that God will somehow love us more and be more pleased with us.