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 the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. (Hebrews 11:1-3 NLT)
Faith is what keeps me going in life; Faith is what gives me strength to fight off lions; Faith is what keeps me calm when the world is in chaos; and Faith is the courage that I am able to walk on water.
People confuse faith with worship–believing that praying on one’s knees is a sign of faith or attending church is a sign of faith. But’s its not. Faith is about willful actions. Faith is the confidence to look straight into the Devil’s eyes without fear. Faith is the mountain that doesn’t bow down to hailing winds. Faith is what separates the light from the dark; from what’s right and wrong–there is no in-between. More importantly it is the act of faith that separates ordinary people from extraordinary ones.
This verse is not only a testament for me but for others, who have triumphed over adversity. It reminds us that with faith [faith in God; faith in a higher power] that we can accomplish dreams or perform feats that are unimaginable to the Human Eye. The book of Hebrews is said to be a letter of hope–to those who have second-guessed their Christianity religion due to recent persecution and pressure. And in doing so, it provides examples of iconic leaders [Moses, Isaac, Ruth, Noah] who have exemplified their faith, in order to restore those who have lost theirs. If I had to choose a story, from this chapter, it would have to be the story of Abraham and his son Isaac–one of which that I will share with you next week.
So this week’s spiritual lesson: Be like the mountain [in Faith]–Be firm and do not let the howling winds break you. You are stronger with Faith than you are with out it. Leaders are born when they have Faith.
- Weekly Spiritual Digest: A Woman’s Strength and Determination-A Tribute to Mother’s Day. (princesdailyjournal.com)