Reading: Hebrews 11: 29-40
“By faith” they walked through a sea, by faith the walks of a mighty city simply fell down. By faith the giant was slain, by faith three hundred routed the thousands. By faith touching the hem of a garment brought healing, by faith a man walked on water. By faith the people of God have done things that would have been impossible otherwise. Each and every time someone trusted fully in what God was calling them to and the miraculous occurred.
These stories are not stories of someone getting a wild idea and then asking God to make it happen. Each is the story of how God spoke into the heart of a faithful follower. Each is the story of a person hearing or sensing the voice or nudge of God and being willing to trust enough in God to lead them to respond by faith. One can only assume there are thousands upon thousands who heard or felt God leading them as well but instead ignored it or refused the call. We know this because we each are one.
Each of us that have heard or felt God leading us to do or say or be something are not without faith because we hesitated or were fearful or doubted. We are human. Each of us have also had experiences where we did step out by faith, where we did trust in where God was leading us. In these cases lived were affected and maybe some were changed. Perhaps our life was one that was changed because we followed God’s lead.
Just as all those who have come before learned and trusted and came to walk with God, we too are learning and building trust and growing by faith in our walk with God. Just as those such as Moses, Joshua, David, Samuel, Rahab, Stephen, Peter, Luther, Martin Luther King Jr., and many more lived by faith to positively affect our faith and our world, we too can have a mighty impact for the kingdom of God. May we be willing and trusting servants to answer the call of God and to step by faith to do God’s will.