“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
Hebrews 11:1 NIV
Faith is about trust and belief because we have experienced the Presence of God in our lives. Has it happened to you? It can be hard to put into words…unexplainable…one experience in my life was when I was putting together and delivering the eulogy at my father’s funeral. This is not something I ever could have done on my own…when I think about that time my words to describe it are few, yet some that come to mind are comfort, unusual peace, clear thinking. The process of putting together the words came naturally by talking with people from all parts of Dad’s life and God had prepared me to speak in front of others in several experiences in my past both in work and at church. It was an incredible experience. An example of an encounter with God from the bible is found in the book of Exodus…Moses was up on the mountain for 40 days with God without food or water, yet it does not say he felt any hunger or thirst. Moses had all that he needed because he was with God. An encounter with the Presence of God is unlike anything else you will experience in life. Faith is about a personal relationship with God. Where has God shown up in your life? Think about it…give thanks and know that He has been with you. Amen.
“The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Exodus 33:14 NIV
(This photo was taken in September of 2014 on a walk near Plymouth, Minnesota)