Faith: Part 2

Embed from Getty Images“By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible.” Hebrews 11:3 AMP

Hebrews 11 gives a chronology of individuals that were prompted, urged, incited, aroused and motivated to put their faith into action.  The word the Amplified Bible used in several of these references was “actuated.” Actuated means (1) incite or move into action, impel, motivate; (2) start a process; turn on.  When I look at each of the individuals referenced, they each set God’s plan into motion; they started a process that was evident and demonstrated for many generations that followed.  To me, this highlights the enormity of the impact an individual’s faith can have: it is about so much more than any single present moment; faith is also about moments of the future.  It “turns on” God’s divine plan and sets it into motion.

That is why the promptings within our heart are so important.  When God speaks it is about so much more that just one person.  It is about His plan that touches and impacts  many more. Perhaps more than we realize.  See for yourself in Hebrews 11:

Able (v. 4)

Noah (v. 7)

Abraham (v. 8, 9)

Jacob (v. 21)

Joseph (v. 22)

Moses’ parents (v. 23)

Moses (v. 24, 27)

Israelites (v. 29)

Rahab (v. 31)

Each of these individuals followed the promptings of faith and relied on the unseen to set God’s plan in motion.

Father God, help me be sensitive and obedient to the prompting, urging, actuating, arousing and motivating of Your Holy Spirit.

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