Some of us live by the scripture text, “Faith without works is dead”(James2:20). Oftentimes we don’t believe in ourselves enough to produce Faith, proceed in Faith and proclaim Faith. Faith is not something you can see. Faith should be how we operate on a daily bases and throughout the rest of our lives. It is impossible to please God without having Faith( Hebrews 11:6), in the one whom we should believe in but can not see. What do we hope for? But who can we place our hope in? God is the only way, the true vine, the bright and morning star and the list can go on until eternity. But until you define who God is to you then you will have Faith to see Him for yourself. God will put you before great people. The people who are great to the worlds standards are not the ones who God was referring to. Great people build their lives on the Word of God. Great people live their lives to please God. Great people are moved by showing acts of love and compassion toward their neighbors. Great people are not afraid of what people think about them. Great people walk by Faith. On this past Sunday God had placed a young lady in my view. As the service moved I moved out to just give her a hug. Little did I know that the hug turned into a time of communing with God through the Holy Spirit. All that I gave out she returned it to me. Even though I was blessed by her being a vessel, in return God had me to see something that I had not seen before in anyone else. An offering was asked of the church and as my sister handed me money toward the offering, the young lady who blessed me took an envelope in which I believe had nothing in it, and wrote on the envelope and placed it in the basket. She gave an offering of sacrifice unto God. I had read from Gospel Principles (Edition 2011) and it said that,”Our willingness to sacrifice is an indication of our devotion to God”. I believe that God had me to see that for a reason. I don’t know if she wrote an amount on the envelope by Faith or if she wrote a prayer request to God. My heart tells me He wanted me to know and understand that great people who live by Faith give even when they don’t have. Praise be to God! When God gives He gives more than what we can ask or think. We have to learn to act before we think in order for Faith to move into action. And be willing to learn in the process.
“When Jesus heard this, He was amazed at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” (Luke 7:9)
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