June 24, 2015 – Hebrews 11:3

Hebrews11-3By 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 11:3Faith is a choice.  Our sense of superiority denies the existence of God.  When that happens we lose everything.  Our sense of being, our sense of beauty and our sense of freedom.  When we choose to believe and have faith and have trust in our Creator, we choose a light shining on the pathway we walk through life.  We know that when we stumble and fall, it is God who picks us up and dusts the sin from our hearts.  Our culture has perpetuated ‘raising ourselves up by our bootstraps’ and being #1.  Competing instead of giving thanks to God.In the Old Testament there is a testimony to faith that is one of my favorites.  Talking about taking faith-bungee cord leap.  This giant of faith in God had it right.  I constantly picture myself in Abraham’s position and wonder if I could go, not knowing where, with the promise of an inheritance.  Abraham lived expectantly for his inheritance.We have the opportunity to re-live Abraham’s faith today.  How do we, as adopted sons and daughters of Abraham, re-live Abraham’s faith in God?  First we accept that God created the earth we live on and the universe, second we accept that God loves us so much he sent his Son Jesus to pay for our sins and save us.  The third way is Choose to love God and make Him # 1 in our lives.  The fourth way is to live expectantly, beyond this life, to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God because of His love for us.  We are a foreigner in this land, God has an inheritance for us.

It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith—for he was like a foreigner, living in tents. And so did Isaac and Jacob, who inherited the same promise. Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God. Hebrews 11:8-10