With a microscope … we are able to view objects that are infinitesimally small … that could NEVER be seen with the naked eye. The most powerful electron microscopes let us view objects as small as an atom (about one ten-millionth of a millimeter).
With a telescope … the Hubble Space Telescope … we can explore galaxies that are literally billions of light years away … that could NEVER be seen with the naked eye.
With our faith … we can see that which is invisible … that could NEVER be seen … without faith.
Corrie ten Boom said, “Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.“
Hello friend and welcome to 5 Minutes of Hope.
Today’s topic is: By Faith.
Now then, before we go into a long dissertation as to what faith IS … let me tell you what faith is NOT.
Faith is not holding your breath, crossing your fingers, and hoping with all your might that everything works out okay.
Faith IS … a trust and a confidence in the God of the Word and in the Word of God.
Faith is believing that He is who He says He is and that He can and will do what He says He can and will do.
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
♫ If Jesus said it I believe it, His Word cannot lie.
By faith … Noah built the ark. WHAT? It had never yet rained on the earth.
♫ I’m trusting you Lord, I’m trusting you. You’ve been so faithful, You’ve been so true.
By faith … Abraham believed and went. WHERE? He didn’t know where.
♫ But I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I’ve committed onto Him against that day.
By faith … Sarah bore a child. WHO? She was well past child bearing age.
♫ Only Believe. Only believe. All things are possible, only believe.
By faith … Joseph spoke of the exodus. WHEN? Four hundred years before it happened.
♫ Have faith in God. Have faith in God for deliverance, have faith in God.
By faith … Moses didn’t fear Pharaoh. WHY? He persevered because he saw him who is invisible.
♫ Faith is the victory! Oh, glorious victory, that overcomes the world.
These and others who are recorded in the 11th chapter of the book of Hebrews, modeled a faith which SAW and BELIEVED in the invisible.
Dear one, keep in mind, there is a WORLD of difference between seeing something that is not there and seeing the invisible.
WHERE do we get this FAITH that SEES?
Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
I Timothy 1:17
Mighty God, we thank you for the examples in your Word of men and women of faith. Help us to read Your Word and help us to believe Your Word. In the matchless name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we pray. Amen
Friend, may you be FILLED with hope today and share it with others.