Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Faith in the Father

I am really working on having faith in the plan God has for our family so I turned in my Bible to Hebrews 11 to read about the many people before me that lived their lives by faith.

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1

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What did each of these people do to be listed in this Bible Hall of Faith?
  • Abel offered a better sacrifice
  • Enoch pleased God
  • Noah condemned the world and built an ark
  • Abraham was tested and he obeyed
  • Isaac blessed his sons
  • Jacob worshiped God
  • Joseph spoke and gave instructions
  • Moses chose to be mistreated for God
  • The people of Israel passed through the Red Sea
  • The people marched and Jericho's walls fell.
  • Rahab welcomed the spies
The list goes on with Gideon, Samson, David, etc. They all have a story of living by faith.

As I sit here thinking about each story. Many of them did not have easy lives, but they had fulfilling lives serving the God.

What do I want my "By Faith" statement to be?
By faith Amy raised three girls to love the Lord. By faith Amy loved her husband and submitted to him. By faith Amy served with joy.

There are so many more things I want my faith statement to say. How about you?

3 comments:

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Amy my faith statement could be the same as your one, except for the 3 girls part!. I struggle so much with faith and Teri Lynne is talking about trust today over at pleasing to you. Kind of linked aren't they? Oh to be a woman of faith like those in the Bible!
Collette xxx

walkingwithangels said...

Wow you are making me think today.

By faith Sara raised 4 girls to love the Lord and respect themselves. Sara loved and respected her husband and was a good wife. Took chances to share the word and gave to children the love they truely deserve.

I'm sure there is more, a lot to think about.

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

i'm so behind in reading my favorite blogs ... i'm LOVING going through all that i've missed on your site.

you're filling my soul this morning!!