This morning, my awesome preacher hubby spoke on the what true faith is. Hebrews 11 is known as "The Hall of Faith".
Hebrews 11:1-2 says " Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended r."
Hubs said today that faith is more than a set of beliefs.
James 2:19-20 says this "You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God.[a] Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. 20 How foolish! Can’t you see that faith without good deeds is useless?"
He said that Faith is a trust and a confidence in God. BUT, it is also a deliberate act.
Therefore, true faith is trust, attitude, conviction and conduct based on a relationship with God.
If you go on to read the rest of Hebrews 11, you'll read about all sorts of amazing people who believed God for the things that they couldn't see and acted because of it. There's Abraham, who when God said to him "Go!" without telling him where, believed God and went. There's Noah, who believed and acted by building an ark when God warned him about the flood that was to come. That's just two of the many people mentioned in this chapter.
As I study more and more of what it is God is calling me to do and be as a believer, I have come to believe that truly having faith is more than just giving lip service to Jesus. It is about truly being a follower and truly doing the things that God calls us to do in His Word. We have to put our faith into action. Faith in action = love!!
Hubs told a story today of a man named Kris Hogan who is a football coach at a private Christian High School in Grapevine, Texas. This man was truly putting his Faith into Action. Check it out!
For the folks from our church, I thought you might like to see this video of Coach Hogan and the kids being interviewed. Also, you can go here to see another short interview with Coach Hogan where he tells why he did this. He did it because of his faith!!!
Because faith in action like this inspires hope in people and it is what it means to truly love the way God loves!!! I believe whole-heartedly that only by putting our faith into action are we really being the true followers of Christ that we are called to be.
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