This is one of the first scriptures I learned. It defines faith. Today, I read this verse in the Amplified Bible for the first time. It blew me away. It is fascinating to me how having more insight to the original meaning of the words and language used in penning the Bible opens so much in understanding.
How many times have you asked God for something, having full faith that He will answer you, then walking back out into your daily life start having the "but if it doesn't happen" thoughts or that little voice in your head planting seeds of doubt? I know I do, often.
If you inherited a home that you had never seen and were handed the title deed to the home, would you doubt its existence? Would you need to see photographs of it before you bought your plane ticket to go take possession of it? Would you say to your friends, "well, I hope this house is mine." Or would you say "I have a home in ...! Would you like to come with me to see it?"
God has so much for each of us. So many blessings and rewards. Our part is to believe, have faith, accept them as reality before the realization of them. When you ask God for something, before you end your prayer, thank Him for it as if it has already happened. Then water that prayer continually with praise and thanksgiving. Also, I have learned to live out that faith. To live life as if it is already answered, not as if I am not sure if it will happen.
God is so Good, so Faithful. HE LOVES YOU! And so do I!
I pray you have a blessed and joy filled day!
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