Hebrews 11:1 gives us the biblical definition of what faith is: Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
This past Sunday we talked about being a Community of One Faith and what that looks like for us as a church. We need to not only be faithful to who we are, but faith-filled in our daily living, prayer life and expectation of what God can do through us.
Now I know that exhaustion and fear can show up at the most unexpected times in your journey of faith; but God is always faithful, and waiting for Him will never disappoint you. When faced with challenges that don’t make sense, you can remain confident of God’s greater purpose. Fear can be paralyzing and sometimes you’ll need to engage your faith to take action or to wait.
Be encouraged, because the details of your life don’t escape the all-knowing, all-powerful. and ever-present God of the universe. You can embrace opportunities for growth in every situation, knowing that His timing is perfect and He’ll open the right doors at the right time. Strengthen your faith and trust God, knowing that He’ll provide divine connections to accomplish His plan and purpose in and through you.
I believe God has trusted our church with a mission to share His HOPE with others. My prayer is that we as a church will be faith-filled, and faithful to His mission and take some risks in order to share with others who Jesus is and the hope that He can bring to their lives.
We cannot do this alone, we must do it together and that makes us a community of hope.