When we read the Bible, we see evidence of faith in the lives of men and women. Abel, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, and even the harlot Rahab had faith in God.
What evidence of faith can be seen in your life?
Consider the following verses:
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
That is a great definition of faith with an example concerning our faith in creation. It is by faith that we believe that God spoke the worlds into existence from nothing. If you were to continue reading, you would read a list of “by faith” statements.
Here’s a few:
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment. By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
If you were to keep reading, you’d see that this passage continues with more examples. We are not to add anything to the Bible. All that was written is all there is, and it’s all there will be. But, if you were to continue the list by writing a “by faith” statement with your name, what would it say? By faith “insert your name” did what? Can you name anything?
Consider the impact of the examples of faith displayed in the lives of Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses. Their families had examples to live by, share, and pass down through the generations. They left a legacy because of what they did, and because it was shared.
Your faith is evidenced in your walk. Many times the Holy Spirit has led me to take steps that I would not have taken on my own. I share it with statements like, “God has placed it on my heart to do ‘x’.” When God provides, I share that too.
Do you tell your family the stories of God’s faithfulness to you and of your faith in Him? When you pass the stories down through the generations, you inspire others to have faith too.
Today’s challenge is to consider your walk. What steps of faith do you take? What examples can your family and others see by your walk? Do you share your steps of faith with anyone? If you aren’t, consider what impact you could have if you did. Make a list of those things that you would want to share.
If you cannot think of anything, start watching your life for choices you make, and the leading of the Holy Spirit. Remember others watch what you do. You can make a difference where you are standing by pointing out those instances to those around you.