These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Imagine that, after spending their entire lives prophesying and proclaiming about a soon coming promise, they died without the fulfillment of it. I want to challenge you today, I want to cause you to check your motives. Have you been believing God for that particular thing because you have already figured He’s going to work it out anyway? Or do you already have a plan D just in case God doesn’t fix it – then you’ll fix it yourself. Well I hate to be the bearer of bad news but that isn’t REAL FAITH.
Being that yesterday was a federal holiday, honoring the late great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I couldn’t help but try to put myself into his shoes, oh the tenacity of Faith this man had, he was fully aware that he might not make it to the proverbial promised land but still breathed every breath believing for it just the same. Do we have that type of faith? Or do we have the type of Faith that as soon as things go south we throw in the towel and become pessimistic?
In the times ahead we are going to need tenacious Faith. A Faith that will make us fight, even if it’s to our death. Begin to ask God to take you on a Faith building journey, were you become convicted of your profession. Let’s begin today, Got Faith?