“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.” (Hebrews 11:1-2, NLT)
“The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. 2 The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.” (Hebrews 11:1-2, The Message)
Having faith in a situation is not always the easiest. Mainly because faith is exactly what verse 1 in the above passage states, “The confidence that what we hope for will actually happen.” When you say you have faith in something, that means it is not yet reality. If it were reality, there would be no reason for faith. However, what I’m learning is that, even though it isn’t reality, we speak in faith as if it is. If you need healing, I believe your healing was already taken care of on the cross. It may not be a reality in your life yet but you speak as if it is. “I am healed”, “Sickness is gone”, etc. You speak with belief and in faith and confidence.
When I read verse 2 I think of the older saints that I grew up with in church as a child. There was a faith that they had that set them above the crowd. My grandparents had faith for anything and they walked in it. I’m sure there were concerns in their lives but their faith was so strong, it appeared as if they had no concerns.
I believe The Church is coming into a faith that sets us above the crowd. Some of you may already operate in that level of faith, some may not. I encourage you to set your mind on the promises of God and begin to actually believe that was is written in the Bible belongs to you. His promises are yours, begin to speak those promises to your needs in life.
Let your faith set you above the crowd.