Heroes & Heroines of Faith Series

The Holy Spirit has been dealing with me in a very big way recently as i study Hebrews 12:1-3. I have been studying these 3 verses for a while now and each study literally makes me sob in a good way. It’s been thought provoking, challenging, convicting and reassuring.

Verse 1 says we are surrounded by great cloud of witnesses. I realised that to get a deeper understanding of the text, i needed to go back to study chapter 11 to see who these people are and all i can say is waooooo. Yea it’s been an amazing journey with God studying this. The word of God is deep and i would like to share this journey with you.

I have decided to start a series on this. Everyday i intend to shed light in my own little way into the lives of these great men and women shown to us in Hebrews 11 and how it relates to our walk with God. Basically i will be sharing what God has been showing me.

I’m trusting God that you will grasp what i have been grasping with this study and that it will challenge you as much as it did me.

Hebrews 11 starts off by telling us what faith is. I love how the Amplified bible version puts it.

Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

Faith isn’t something we see with our physical eyes. It’s what we see with the eyes of our spirit. The interesting thing about faith is that every follower of Jesus Christ has faith.

For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. Romans 12:3

It takes faith to believe in something you can’t see physically. It takes faith to believe in Jesus Christ. That He died for us and that He is always there with us. So yes we have faith. The problem is that often times we don’t use our faith in other areas of our lives. We are ok with believing in Jesus Christ that He died for us. However when it comes to acting on faith with regards to healing, provision and direction we are quick to switch to our natural mind as we feel it’s quicker sometimes.

The heroes and heroines we will be looking at in this series were exposed to life like we are. They walked and lived on this planet earth. They were humans with flesh and blood running through their veins. They had emotions and wills. So it will be interesting to see how they did it and to also see if we are pulling our weight at all.

Looking forward to having you on this ride with me.

See you tomorrow as we look at a man called Abel.

Blessings!


14 thoughts on “Heroes & Heroines of Faith Series

  1. 37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
    38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. Matthew 9:37,38

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      1. I totally agree! It reveals how our salvation is based on grace and not of our works. That always keeps me humble and reminds me to stoop low and reach out to others in love because without grace and the death of Jesus Christ I am just like the sinner next door. My perfection is like a filthy rag before God if Jesus Christ is taken out of the picture.

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      2. Amen, our worth is certainly found in Christ and no where else. We can’t save ourselves, and even works of faith don’t matter, which is really God acting upon our trust in Him anyways. You’re right, there is nothing in us without Christ that can sustain.

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      3. Yes Sis! The fact that our perfect Father considers us worthy blows my mind! His love, grace and mercy is overwhelming. May we always live in this truth. God bless you sis😊

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  2. I just started on this series, Efua and I can already tell, it’s going to be great. I liked when you said, “Faith isn’t something we see with our physical eyes. It’s what we see with the eyes of our spirit. The interesting thing about faith is that every follower of Jesus Christ has faith.” because that is essentially what faith in Christ is.

    I really liked when you said, “The problem is that often times we don’t use our faith in other areas of our lives. We are ok with believing in Jesus Christ that He died for us. However when it comes to acting on faith with regards to healing, provision and direction we are quick to switch to our natural mind as we feel it’s quicker sometimes.” because that should show us as Christians and as people that when we lack faith in Christ, we are quick to make assumptions based on what we can see and not what we can’t see.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment and for shedding more light into this topic. It is always a plus to have you share your perspective on my blogs. God bless you greatly.

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