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Tuesday Rambling 4.18.17 – Do You Have Faith?

Rambling about faith:

  • Definition of faith: Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)
  • Let’s start there. Assurance? Do we have it?
  • The point of faith involves believing without seeing. That does not preclude assurance.
  • Evidence of faith abounds. God intends the history of His works to sustain our faith.
  • He commands OT believers to remember through the Passover.
  • He commands NT believers to remember through celebrating communion.
  • We should remember the great works God has done and let those fuel our trust of His present and future work.
  • If we have no faith in past promises, how can we trust His promises which guide the future?
  • A practical question: Do we act like we have faith?
  • If we always question everything that doesn’t go our way, do we look for God’s purposes? Or do we wallow in self-created confusion?
  • Faith does not mean we get everything we want. It means we trust what God gives us.
  • Does it mean we shouldn’t struggle, or admit the difficulty of situations or seasons? No. We should admit those in the process of seeking to understand God’s will and plan, increasing our faith.
  • Faith is a gift (Eph. 2:8-9). Faith is a defense weapon (Eph. 6:16 and a great companion comparison in Genesis 15:1).
  • In times of great unknown, we can create a weak shelter of our own views and strength. Or we can actively trust God and marvel at His work, however much we may understand at that time.

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