Hebrews 11 is filled with examples of men and women who lived by faith. I was reading these inspiring accounts and wondered, “What would the writer record about my faith?”
But Hebrews 11 is not just about “them” – those giants of faith who did amazing things we could never live up to. It is about us too.
Hebrews 11 describes you! You are a noteworthy example of faith when you come to God believing that He exists and realizing that He is pleased by and rewards you as you seek Him.
Over the years, I have written notes in the margin of my Bible.
By 11:1, Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen, I wrote, “Lord give me this faith.”
By verse 5, after reading of the witness of Enoch being pleasing to God, “May this be my witness too.”
In verse 28. Moses endured as seeing Him who is unseen, I wrote, “Please strengthen my ability to see Him who is unseen.”
To remind myself that I am part of this great cohort of faith, I decided to add a footnote to Hebrews Chapter 11. “By faith Lynn did not shrink back, but placed her hope in the Lord.”
We are not there yet. One day our faith will become sight!!! Until then, remember our faith isn’t about doing greater things but in everything trusting Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.
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Happy New Year, Lynn! Thank you for sharing your notes, and reminder and encouragement to my faith that we have a great cohort of faith and I am a part of them as I trust in Jesus, diligently rest in Him, and enter into the throne of grace with confidence. May the Lord bless our walk in Him this new year.
You are a wonderful example of growing in faith year after year 💕
Exactly what I want to hear at the start of the new year. Fix my gaze on Jesus and not the results I hope to create.
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