“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. 2 Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation. 3 By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.” (Hebrews 11:1-3, NLT)
“What is faith? It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead. 2 Men of God in days of old were famous for their faith. 3 By faith-by believing God-we know that the world and the stars-in fact, all things-were made at God’s command; and that they were all made from things that can’t be seen.” (Hebrews 11:1-3, TLB)
I mentioned in one of my posts earlier in the week that faith and expectation go hand in hand. Expectation keeps faith alive, but faith stirs expectation. Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen. When you begin to have faith that what you hope for will actually happen, it stirs expectation in your life. You begin to expect God to move on your behalf. Verse 2 in the TLB translation says, “Men of God in days of old were famous for their faith.” We live in a society where it’s so easy to give up if things don’t go our way but the men of God we read about in the Bible were made famous because of their faith and their spirt of expectation. I know some older saints that I grew up around who had an unbelievable amount of faith and expectation and their faith is what “made them famous”, so to speak. My grandparents were a great example of faith, some of the strongest people in faith that I have ever known. When they prayed, they believed and they expected God to move on their behalf and on the behalf of others.
I don’t know about you but I don’t want to be a model of society and just give up when things get hard, I want to be known for my faith. Years from now, I want people to remember me for my faith and for the expectancy that I had. If God can create this universe from things that could not be seen, He can create in our life from things that we can’t see.
As you begin to operate in faith, it’s going to stir an expectancy inside of you.