Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen!” This week during my prayer time, God brought this verse to mind and I just began to pray a prayer of faith! As I prayed this for my family, my ministry, and my life; I believe the Lord gave me some insight that I would like to share with you this morning!
1st – Faith is the catalyst in our life that has us watch the hand of God move on our behalf. Faith is the reassurance that God is at work in the situation that seems unmovable. Faith is the nudge in which we begin to act on the belief that “the One who started a work in us, will be faithful to complete that work!”
2nd – “The substance of things hoped for…” Substance is the matter of which something is made. What are you made of? “Let us make man in Our image!” You are fashioned after God who created the universe! Someone said to me this week that they felt like a disaster every time they went to the Word. I quickly reminded them that “God is closest to the broken and contrite heart”––that is right where God wants you. You feel like a disaster? AWESOME! God is getting ready to make a mighty move of faith!
3rd – “…the evidence of things not yet seen!” What do you see in your life and relationships? What do you see in your family? What do you see in your circumstances? Do you see God anywhere? Do you see any evidence that He is working in the scenes? Remember, FAITH is evidence. Sometimes you have to look for evidence that God is at work!
This week, let’s pray for God to increase our faith! In essence you are asking Him to increase your matter––your substance! Then you are asking Him to increase the evidence of His moving in and around you! Guess what, He wants to!