Step of Faith
What does faith mean to you? I think if I conducted a survey the answer would vary between most people, but faith rooted in God’s word means you make decisions based on what God says prior to what He does. Faith is when you operate on an action before you see it. Hebrews 11:1 says “Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen.”
Faith is waiting actively and preparing yourself for the fulfillment of God’s promises even when nothing in the natural points you to them happening. A few years ago I cleaned out the nursery and after putting it off for awhile, I thought the next natural step would be to paint the nursery. So, a few months ago I asked for opinions for paint colors on instagram and facebook.
Months later and we finally purchased the paint (modern gray from Sherwin Williams for those who voted) and recently Colby painted the nursery. We are doing as much as we can now to get ready for what our future will bring. No, nothing in the natural has indicated we will get pregnant anytime soon, but acting upon the unseen is exactly what faith is! We are believing the Lord for a supernatural miracle and we want to prepare as much as we can for the promises that will come later.
What are you waiting for? Are you acting in faith while you wait? If you are believing in faith for a baby, what are you doing in action to prepare for being a parent? Are you getting a nursery ready? Paying off debt and saving for the new baby purchases you will have? Discussing names with your spouse? Eating right and taking care of your body? The list could go on and on and doesn’t just apply to a baby. It could be a spouse, a house, a new job, financial breakthrough, healing, a restored relationship, etc. If you are asking and believing for something from the Lord take a leap of faith while waiting. Hebrews 11:6 declares “that without faith it is impossible to please God.” Don’t let your fear of failure keep you from taking a step of faith and pleasing the Lord.
“Faith is acting like it is so, even when it is not so, in order that it might be so, simply because God said so.” – Tony Evans