10 Feb Faith
As mentioned in the last post, the core areas of focus for this blog, Honorable Distinction, are faith, integrity and strengths. In this post, I would like to focus on faith.
Hebrews 11:2 says that faith is “what the ancients were commended for.” I like The Message version even better which says that “the act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.” Hebrews 11 is often referred to as the Faith Hall of Fame or Hall of Faith. It lists individuals such as Enoch, Noah, Moses, Sarah, Rahab and Joseph as prime examples of individuals who distinguished themselves by exhibiting their faith. Like these great men and women of God, we too can stand out by our acts of faith.
We may not be asked to lead God’s people out of bondage or to believe God for a baby at 90, but rest assured that God has a faith test designed especially for each of us. What is your faith test? What has God asked you to do that can only be accomplished with a measure of faith? We distinguish ourselves by saying “yes” to God. Think of it this way…
Faith requires us to take action. Scripture says that “faith, by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead (James 2:17).” In other words, faith and action go hand in hand. I believe that when we act in faith in response to what God has called us to do that we become an honorary member of the Faith Hall of Fame. Our acts of faith position us for greatness and distinguishes us from all the rest.