The preacher preached out of the 11th (Faith) chapter
of Hebrews, after the message I was thinking on Noah.
Imagine living in a wicked world, similar, I'm sure to this one, and you hear about a guy starting
to build this gi-normous ark...Preparing for rain (whats that) and a huge flood (what do you
mean water coming out of the sky) Everybody must have thought he was crazy. From what my
pastor says, there had never been rain before. There were no takers, except his family. Never
the less , Noah did what he was instructed to do. Wonder what we would have done?
Hebrews 11:1 says :
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen .
The preacher said that :
Faith is -Believing what God says , and acting like it.
He used the reference in Acts 27 Paul had gotten a word from the Lord that , even tho the ship
would be destroyed , not any person or life would be lost . The shipmen were scared , but in the
34 th and 35 th verse , Paul sat down , prayed and ate a sandwich ( or something similar ) ... Paul
had faith and he acted like it .
He was resting in Christ .
That 11th chapter gives us such great examples . People like us , who struggled in their day to
day lives ,who had faith .
Sometimes I wonder how Abraham and Sarah made it into that chapter , because they went out
and caused a big mess with their FREE - WILL with Hagar ( This is another post , but I believe
this is where the muslim people came from) , but in the end they had faith . Then we read about
how Abraham was ready to offer up his son Issac , O Lord he was truly a man of faith .
One of my boys has pneumonia and I am scared to death . O ME of little faith... Matt is much
better , by the way, thank You Lord .
I say I have faith . I believe I have faith , but I wonder , if I was ever tested like these people
how I would act .
I would probly be like Thomas in John 20:25 and have to SEE for myself.
Today I am asking God for FAITH.
Lord , please help my unbelief . Please help me to have that Saving faith that these men and
women , these great examples , in Hebrews 11 had.
Thank you Lord!
My People before church
My Best friend & husband...Rudy
Jessica, Yesenia, Whitney and Noah