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A Message from Elder Shirley

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Faith in the Life of a Believer

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Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. It is essential in Christians' lives and is characterized by a deep trust in God’s promises and the unwavering belief in His Word. Hebrews 11:6 assures us that without faith, it is impossible to please God. We demonstrate our trust in God by surrendering to His divine will.

The core of biblical faith lies in God’s sovereignty and His ultimate plan for our lives. Reading God’s word is a source that guides us and makes God’s will known. The Bible teaches that faith is not merely an intellectual concept but a heartfelt conviction that leads to obedience and righteous living.

Abraham is an excellent example of one who demonstrated great faith. He was seventy years old and childless when God called him, but Abraham trusted God. He believed in God’s promise that he would someday be the father of many nations. God fulfilled His promise. He enabled Abraham to father Isaac, even when his body was as good as dead (Hebrews 11:12). However, after God provided him with a son, Abraham’s faith was tested beyond measure when God commanded him to offer his beloved son, Isaac, as a sacrifice. He didn’t waver at God’s request and was willing to sacrifice his promised son. Abraham’s faith was so great that he was confident that God would resurrect Isaac if he died. Romans 4:3 says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”

Abraham lived a life of trust and obedience to God and was greatly rewarded. The Lord said to Abraham after testing him, “By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore, and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.” Genesis 22:16-18

Sisters and brothers, there are blessings in obedience. We prove that we trust God when we obey His Word. We live in a world plagued with doubt and uncertainty. Faith assures Believers of God’s unfailing love and the knowledge that He’s in control. Remember Psalm 46:1, which declares, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble.” Will you trust God even when He is silent and your request is not fulfilled? Child of God, don’t stop believing! There is transformative power when one trusts God even in adversity.

Elder Shirley Freeman

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