Monday, July 1, 2013

Living by Faith

This past Sunday our youth ran the service.  They played and sang leading our corporate song service and Chad Dillard, our Youth & Children's Intern, brought the message.  They all did a great job and I am looking forward to the next opportunity to let them shine for Jesus.

 It's hard to live by faith.  We each want certainty in our lives, but faith requires us to believe in that which we are not certain of; or does it?  Faith is not placing our hope in uncertain circumstances, but in the God who controls all things.

Faith, as defined in Hebrews 11:1 is: "...the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen."

God, the unseen Creator of all things, the Sustainer of all things, the Sovereign over all things, is the One in whom we are to place our trust.

Proverbs 3:5-6 reminds us to "Trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not on our own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path."

He will direct your path... Sounds like our faith needs to be acted upon.  In fact, James tells us just that; "Faith without works is dead." (2:17).  The Israelite saw the truth when they chose not to act on their faith in God, but rather refused to enter into the land of Canaan.  God then sent them on a walk in the wilderness for forty years.

God wants you and I to walk with Him; if we don't He may send us walking.  Are you willing to live by faith and walk with Him?

For the full message shared on 06-30-13 at First Church of God, Racine, WI; go to:
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